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Things to do at the Parc

The Biosphère: a museum committed to the environment

As a museum entirely devoted to the links between society and the environment, the Biosphère's mission is to raise citizen awareness, action, and engagement on significant environmental issues in favor of the socio-ecological transition.

Housing the United States pavilion during the Expo 67 world's fair, this architectural masterpiece was designed by noted American architect Buckminster Fuller. The Biosphère is a unique and spectacular site, located in the heart of Montréal at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

This is a place where curious minds can learn about the major environmental issues of our time and explore ways to address them. A visit to the Biosphère's exhibitions and artistic installations will broaden your perspectives on the environment.

Awaken the ecocitizen slumbering inside you!

Schedule

Sunday, July 3, 2022

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Rates

To buy tickets, visit the official website.

  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!

Exhibitions

Colours of the World

Rediscover‌ ‌the‌ ‌importance‌ ‌of‌ ‌colour‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌world‌ with this outdoor‌ ‌exhibition‌ ‌of‌ ‌giant‌ ‌photographs‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌National‌ ‌Geographic‌ ‌collection.‌ ‌A‌ ‌celebration‌ ‌of‌ ‌colours‌ ‌and‌ ‌diversity‌ ‌on‌ ‌our‌ ‌extraordinary‌ ‌planet.‌

Ecolab

Channel your inner researcher and learn about environmental science in a brand new interactive lab.

Design the Future

This 360-degree immersive show about our relationship with nature takes you back to moments spent in nature, from your childhood days to the present. This experience will fill you with hope!

Closed: room under renovation

+ 1°C : What difference does it make?

Scientists demystify issues related to global warming—especially its effects on human health.

This is not an Umbrella

Discover the many facets of the weather and how they relate to planetary phenomena.

Planet MTL

Become the mayor of Montréal! Using an interactive model, tackle the challenges of this urban ecosystem.

Habitats 2067

What design principles make a neighborhood a great place to live? Find sources of inspiration and imagine the city of tomorrow.

Habitats 2067 is not accessible in winter.

Artistic installations

Indoor Garden

Combine relaxation with discovery at the Biosphère's indoor garden, which features a pond, a peat bog and a forest.

The Indoor garden is not accessible in winter.

Four Seasons Living Wall

Take the time to admire the huge living tableau of plants and understand the functioning of this innovative wall, inspired by the four seasons.

Illuminating the Biosphère

As soon as the sun sets, admire the effect of multicoloured lights play across the Biosphère's geodesic dome. This light show, inspired by the links between society and the environment, is at once an ode to the planet, to nature and to human invention.

Green roofs

The green roofs installed under the Biosphère's geodesic dome are an opportunity to learn more about green housing technologies and urban beehives.

The belvedere offering a view of the green roofs may not be accessible in winter or in bad weather conditions.

Panoramic belvedere

Head to the Biosphère's lookout for breathtaking views of green roofs, downtown Montréal, the Saint Lawrence River and the surroundings.

Access to the belvedere may be restricted in winter and in bad weather conditions.

Explore on your own

BioKits

Developed by the Biosphere, Environment Museum and its partners, the BioKits will allow you to learn more about the environment, wildlife and plant life on your next outings. The BioKit also has some fun and educational activities for you to enjoy.

There are BioKits specific to the Montreal areas and also for many regions and cities of the country, as well as for the Trans-Canada Trail!

Photo credits

Here is the credit for the photos displayed on this page.

Mélanie Dusseault, Espace pour la vie 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
La Biosphère, Musée de l'environnement (ECCC) 1 2 3

Learn more

To obtain more details concerning the exhibitions, the activities or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Biosphere staff.

Mobility

Getting to Biosphère, Environment Museum

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Biosphere at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions:

To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.

Bike

The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.

Walking

People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge.

Nearby parking areas: P10, P11

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).

Schedule

September 3 to June 23
Monday to Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays

Reservation

You need to reserve 45-to-60 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

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