10 Things To Do At Montreal's Biosphere This Summer
The environment has never been so fun.
Sat in Parc-Jean Drapeau, the Biosphere is an iconic Montreal landmark. And having lived in Montreal for a number of years now, I'm saddened to say that I have yet to go. But wanting to expand my horizons, I recently looked into what one can do when visiting the Biosphere, and what I found was pretty cool.
Not only that, but the geometric building itself has a pretty awesome history. It was first built as the pavilion of the United States for Expo 67. Then in 1976 a fire destroyed its acrylic bubble, leaving just the steel structure behind. The building sat closed until 1990, when it was bought by Environment Canada for $17.5 million to be turned it into a water museum. In 2007 the name was changed to the Biosphere and it became an environment museum, where it now features interactive exhibits about water, climate change, air ecotechnologies and sustainable development.
Here are 10 things that you can do at Montreal's Biosphere: