The Biodome is a special place to visit. It is like an indoor zoo. It is divided into four parts. Each part is an ecosystem from a different part of the world. The first part is a Brazilian rainforest. When you enter, it is hot and humid, and you are in the jungle. There are big trees, plants, birds, monkeys, and other animals from the jungle. They are free to move around inside, and there are no cages. The next section is cooler, it is the Laurentian Forest, which is the original forest ecosystem from around Montreal. You can see Canadian animals like beavers or a lynx there, and Canadian trees and plants. Next is the Saint Lawrence River Marine ecosystem, where the river meets the ocean. It is full of fish from the ocean in Eastern Canada, and sea birds. Finally, there is an Antarctica section, where you can see lots of very cute penguins!

In the 1976 Olympic Games, the Biodome building was the Velodrome, which is the building for bicycle racing. It is next to the Olympic Stadium. In 1992, the city changed it into the Biodome.

The Biodome is very popular. The price for international students is $12.50.  It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day but it is closed on Monday in the winter. In the summer, it is open 9:00 to 6:00 and open on Mondays.

4777 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, metro Viau or Pie IX  Tel: 514-868-3000

Biodome Website

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