January 20, 2014 ─ In Montréal, seven institutions, each with an educational mandate, inventively blend the natural sciences, environmental awareness, and entertainment to create high-level recreational experiences. Rallying both young and old, they were designed to convey a wealth of knowledge to the public at large.
First, Space for Life encompasses the Biodôme, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden, and the Planetarium and represents a commitment to the environment, biodiversity, and sustainable development.
In one single visit, you can experience five typical ecosystems of the Americas: 1,500 plant species and 250 animal species anticipate your arrival in climatic temperatures ranging from 2°C to 28°C.
The Insectarium invites you to explore the fascinating world of insects through its collection of thousands of live and preserved species. You can view more than 150,000 specimens and enjoy a host of family activities.
With some 22,000 species and cultivars, 30 outdoor theme gardens, 10 exhibition greenhouses, the Tree House, and the arboretum, the Botanical Garden offers several interesting delights all year round.
Constructed to attain a prestigious LEED Platinum certification, the Planetarium includes a range of environmentally-friendly criteria, including a green roof. It houses two immersive theatres, an exhibition hall with interactive terminals, and a geology laboratory.
Furthermore, there are also three additional Montréal institutions that contribute in their own particular way to raise public awareness about the importance of nature and environmental preservation.
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre
Born of a partnership between the Université de Montréal, the Botanical Garden and the Insectarium, the Biodiversity Centre is dedicated to the conservation, research, preservation, and valorization of plant and animal life.
Under the architectural masterpiece of its impressive geodesic dome, the Biosphere Environment Museum raises awareness of major climate issues. Informative and entertaining, its exhibitions and activities educate visitors about the importance of the responsible use of our natural resources in an inspiring venue.
The Ecomuseum Zoo invites you to a rendez-vous with more than one hundred animal species from the St. Lawrence Valley, including several vulnerable or endangered species.