It is very possible, specially in Montreal where they found a very confortable home! to be more precise you will find them if you visit the Biodome de Montreal, there are much more to see over there!
All the exhibits are housed inside the Velodrome (cycling stadium) that was used for the 1976 Summer Olympics, with each of the four environments taking up a portion of the stadium. A variety of animals live in each simulated habitat, ranging from the macaws in the Tropical Forest, to the lynx in the Laurentian Forest, to the penguins in the Antarctic and the different kinds of fish that inhabit the waters of the Saint Lawrence River.
This is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Planetarium and the Montreal Insectarium.
The place is opened all over the year except the Insectarium which is something YOU MUST DO DURING THE SUMMER!
I think a visit to the Biodome is a great issue for the schools, as when I was there I saw these little cute kids getting to know the resources of their own lands!
The Biodome is unique and intriguing, a place were you change of ecosystem 5 times during your visit. There, you will encounter many species that you find in our forests and nature, plus other great animals from many countries of the south. And don't forget the pingouins...
A very good activity for families and those who love animals.
A must see !
Located in the old velodrome for the 1976 Olympics, right next to the Olympic Stadium.
It’s a zoo, it’s an aquarium, it’s a botanical garden and much more. It houses animals, plants and stuff in a ‘natural’ habitat. First you walk into a replica of a tropical forest with parrots and monkeys and things. Then it’s onto a Laurentian forest, then the st Lawrence marine Ecosystem, then the polar world-Arctic and Antarctic. A theatre for demos with raptors and such is in the middle.
It’s ok. If you’ve ever seen this elsewhere, it won’t be that impressive to you. Parrots on trees, otters swimming in water, beavers, etc…If you’ve never seen this kind of thing, go—if you have don’t waste your money.
Part of the museum pass. You’ll spend 1-3 hours here.
We've all been to the zoo, but this place is a little different from your normal animal experience. It is separated into 4 different ecosystems - all with different types of plant and animal life. It seems more accessible and humane than most zoos. The best part about it is that you "feel" like you're part of the ecosystem. The rain forest is humid and the arctic is cool.
My favorite part is watching the penguins. They are extremely entertaining and don't seem to care who's watching!
The Montreal Biodome is the largest attraction in Quebec. It houses a tropical forest, a Laurentian forest, the St. Lawrence ecosystem, and the polar world under one vast transparent roof. Part of the Olympic complex, it was originally built as the velodrome for the 1976 Olympics.
Regular schedule 9 am to 5 pm
Summer time 9 am to 6 pm
Schoolbreak 9 am to 20:30 pm
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the most famous landmark in montreal, and one of the most interesting architectural buildings in the world, is the olympic stadium, here behind the biodome. built for the expo in 1967, montreal is still paying the cost of this stadium today!!
i had noo idea what this biodome was all about (okay.. i haven't done much research). went in puzzled, bought the tickets and walked in with a bunch of visitors, "WOW...""WAH..""OH MY.." was my expression!! i soo didn't expect the bidome to be a 4 season replica of what those seasons are in real life. there is the lush and humid Tropical Forest with all sorts of tropical birds and animals and fish, followed by laurentian forest (typical canadian forest), they even have a lynx, then the st. lawrence marine ecosystem (st-laurent is the big river that flows by montreal and many quebec cities), and ends with the polar worlds of the arctic and antarctic with penguins and other arctic animals.
The Montréal Biodôme is housed in the former Olympic Velodrome, built for the 1976 Games.
Four different ecosystems are represented complete with plants, animals, and Climate. The four ecosystems are the Tropical Forest, the Laurentian Forest, the St. Lawrence Marine Ecosystem and the Arctic and Antarctic Polar Worlds. The penguins in the Polar area are lots of fun to watch!
The Biodôme can get very crowded so give yourself a few hours.
This amazing structure is located in park on a small island called Drapeau in the middle of the river. The fort and the Ronda rides are nearby.
Originally this was the US pavilion for the Expo 67, but it decayed, and after a recent repair it houses a 'biosphere' exhibit. The sphere looks actually very impressive.
The Montréal Biodôme gives you an idea of some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas. Actually when I visit the tropical forest i felt at home!;) Very complete journey of all enviroments. I learnt alot about ecology, and you really should go there!
January 21st, 2005
On the first day we decided to go to the Olympic Stadium and to visit Biodome and the Tower. Unfortunately, it was not just us who wanted to see this place, but other hundreds of kids from different schools. So..Biodome was VERY crouded and it was better to see everything very quickly because the kids vere quite noisy and it is not so big inside so you could hardly move without stamping on anybody. I am sure that it must be a nice place to visit when it is not so bussy.
The view from the tower is beautiful.
The Biodome in Montreal is an interesting indoor greenhouse the size of a baseball stadium just next to the dome where the Montreal Expos used to play.
It is a fun place to visit during the day and there are many interesting forms of wild life throughout the interiors.
As you walk in, you will pay about $15-20 entrance fee which gives you access about this place.
You'll need at least an hour to enjoy this and you will not regret seeing it.
This place is really neat. Think of it as a miniature zoo. The Biodome used to be the velodrome for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. If you look closely at the picture, you will see the flags for East Germany and Czechoslovakia.
This is a great place to spend half a day: a visit of the Biodome takes approximatively 2h30 - 3h, but it is a great museum, very didactic... I loved it!
The best way to visit is probably to combine in one day the visit of the Biodome and the tower of the olympic stadium the morning, followed the afternoon by a visit to the botanical garden.
They have a ticket combining those 3 visits for 18 CAD, this is a student price :-)
A must is also to go watch a baseball game to see the stadium from the inside, really impressive! Expo's Lets Go!!!
The biodome is definetly a good attraction if you like animals. Even if your not a big fan I would definetly encourage going anyway. They have anything from Piranha's, Anaconda's, Bat's to freeking PENGUINS! I was very impressed. It cost about 8$ for a student and I think about 10$ for an adult. Check out my travelogue to see more pictures of the great animals!