Le Biodôme de Montréal - Montréal, QC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 45° 33.569 W 073° 33.052
18T E 613096 N 5046126
Quick Description: Under the great glass roof of the Biodôme de Montréal, over 1,500 plant species and some 250 animal species consisting of about 4,500 individuals live and thrive.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 10/12/2012 7:25:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMFFPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jeepers2
Views: 50

Long Description:
The Biodôme de Montréal was originally constructed for the 1976 Olympic Games as a velodrome. It hosted both track cycling and judo events. Renovations on the building began in 1989 and in 1992 the indoor nature exhibit was opened.

The Biodôme is a unique museum allowing visitors to walk through replicas of four ecosystems found in the Americas: the Tropical Forest is a replica of the South American rainforest; the Laurentian Forest is a replica of the North American wilderness; the Saint Lawrence Marine Eco-system is an estuary habitat modelled on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; a polar area that is divided into Arctic and Antarctic.

The Biodôme's ecosystems are designed for self-guided tours. Interpretation panels are posted all along the pathway, and nature interpreters are available in the ecosystems and at the Info-Ecosphere desk to answer visitors' questions. Audioguides are also available for a small fee.

At Naturalia Discovery Room in the Biodôme basement, nature interpreters answer your questions, play games and give demonstrations for kids and their parents. In this room, children are allowed to touch which is a good way to learn.

A lynx born at the Montreal Biodôme in May 2012, has made his first public appearance three months later. The cub is the first lynx born at the Biodôme in its 20-year history. See it on Youtube: (visit link)

Address:
4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, Québec
H1V 1B3

Sources: The Biodôme website (visit link) and Wikipedia (visit link)
Admission Fees:
Adult: $15.00 Senior 65+: $14.50 Student 18+: $11.25 Child 5 - 17: $7.50 Child 0 - 4: free Family: $42.00


Hours of operation:
Regular schedule 9 am to 5 pm Summer time 9 am to 6 pm


Parking: N 45° 33.785 W 073° 32.994

Services Provided:
Audioguides, souvenir shop, snack bar, nature interpreters in the Naturalia Discovery Room, day camp, sleepovers...


Visit Instructions:
There will be no requirement for posting a visit; but a photo of you with your GPS or just your GPS somewhere on the museum grounds or in the museum would be fun. Preferrably at the entrance or near the museum sign. Actually going IN the museum is also NOT required for posting a log.
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