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Biosphere

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
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Address: 160 Tour-de-l'Ile | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 4G8, Canada
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+1 514-283-5000
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Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has...

Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has numerous interactive presentations designed to promote the importance of water resources.

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beautiful building

did not enter the biosphere. i just feel the building is unique and beautiful, so i went there at night. the lights on the building is remarkable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

did not enter the biosphere. i just feel the building is unique and beautiful, so i went there at night. the lights on the building is remarkable.

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Las PInas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was raining a bit when we got here. The dome was amazing. We did not get inside though because it was late in the afternoon already.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It is a cool structure housing the Environmental Museum of Canada. It provides a fun way to learn about the environment and the impact from humans.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Enjoyed all the exhibits. Especially the film in the 360 degree room. But a lot of the information felt like it was things I already knew. Still, a nice way to spend the afternoon

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Puerto Rico, Caribbean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The Biosphere is q place that I found by mistake driving around and when i saw it i just had to take a closer look. It has really cool place to take pictures and a place to learn to protect nature.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I could have stayed there for hours! LOL The area is very peaceful and the Biosphere just adds to the uniqueness of the area.

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a large geodesic dome designed by architect Buckminster Fuller. It is about 200 feet high. If you are in to architecture, its worth going there just to see it. You can get a good look at it without having to pay any kind of entrance fee. There may be more stuff you can see with an entrance fee,... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This environmental museum was build for Expo in Montreal, which was held in 1967. It handles all major environmental issues.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A fascinating idea to recycle an otherwise unused building. A unique experience and not to be missed for adults and children. The final panorama is hard to fathom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fun for a couple of hours with hands on experiments(microscopes, insects, etc) that give insight into environmental pollution and how it affects nature. A really nice video presentation about our environment that is shown inside a dome that drops "real" snowflakes on watchers-kids thought that was really cool! And a audio presentation about the construction of the biosphere, it's history... More 

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.
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