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About Montreal Biosphere

The Montreal Biosphere is an environmental museum which opened in 1967. It featured an innovative acrylic dome with many panels set at an angle, so the amount of sun striking each space would have it's own temperature. While being renovated in 1976 a fire destroyed the dome but the steel skeletop stayed in place, and the Biosphere was closed for several years.

In 1995 the Biosphere re-opened after a complete renovation, with enclosed buildings using the original steel framework. The Biosphere site is the former United States pavilion used for the Montreal EXPO World's Fair of 1967, which was held at Parc Jean-Drapeau on St. Helen's Island. After the World's Fair, the United States pavilion site was donated to the city of Montreal. St. Helen's Island is on the St. Lawrence river, connected to the Montreal waterfront by the Jacques-Cartier bridge.

The Biosphere acrylic dome is composed of about nineteen-hundred panels and rises to about two hundred feet high. Featuring inter-active and photographic exhibits about ecotechnology, water management, maintaining air quality, and sustainable development, the Biosphere focuses on the St. Lawrence river and Great Lakes area. Guided tours for all ages let visitors participate in games and experiments about ecological concerns affecting the greater Montreal area. The Biosphere is sometimes confused with the Montreal Biodome, a science museum housed in a stadium used during the 1976 Olympics.

There are several hotels about a mile away from the Biosphere, in the downtown Montreal area. The Montreal Metro yellow line stops at Parc Jean-Drapeau, and St. Helen's Island is covered with gardens and walking paths. During the warm spring and summer months, St. Helen's Island gets crowded with Montreal citizens who come to enjoy the majestic views of the city and Mount Royal.

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