The Montréal Biodôme

© Mikala Taylor - Montréal Biodôme – Space for Life© Mikala Taylor - Montréal Biodôme – Space for Life© Mikala Taylor - Montréal Biodôme – Space for Life
© Canadian Tourism Commission - Biodôme de Montréal© MTTQ / Linda Turgeon - Biodôme de Montréal© Biodôme de Montréal ( - Biodôme de Montréal

© Mikala Taylor - Montréal Biodôme – Space for Life

October 23, 2013 — The Biodôme, a museum whose name means “house of life” is truly alive. With over 4,500 animals from 250 different species and 500 plant species together under the same roof, this nature museum offers a captivating and immersive experience in an environment designed around the well-being and quality of life of its animal inhabitants.

Visiting the Biodôme
Right from the start, visitors are treated to an enveloping auditory experience, which sets the tone for the environment that he/she is about to discover. Designed as a self-guided tour, the museum’s five ecosystems are equipped with over 40 interactive interpretation stations scattered along the pathways, with experienced nature interpreters on-hand to answer questions or accompany visitors on their expedition. Children in particular delight in the fun game stations set up along the way.

The Five Ecosystems


Tropical Rainforest: the tropical rainforest awakens visitors to the extraordinary biological diversity of these ecosystems and to their terrible vulnerability.


Laurentian Maple Forest: this is where you will see many beautiful creatures, including lynx, beavers and otters, just to name a few.


Gulf of Saint-Lawrence: the vast Gulf of Saint-Lawrence seawater basin features rich marine wildlife as well as a variety of bird species.


Labrador Coast: this steep, rocky coastline is home to some 60 alcids, including Atlantic puffins, common murres and black guillemots. 


Sub-Antarctic Islands: the tour ends in the Sub-Antarctic Islands, home to auks and penguins, where we learn to tell the difference between these two subpolar bird species.

Curious to learn more?
You can! Just visit the Naturalia Discovery Room or partake in one of the many activities that fill the museum’s event calendar where you may help feed the penguins, witness a diver hard at work in the saltwater basin or watch the three baby lynx, born on June 4, 2013.