Montreal's Biosphere Is Reopening & It's Free This Weekend

Espace pour la vie and Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday that Montreal's Biosphere would reopen to the public as of Friday, August 13.

The structure, which houses an environment museum, was built as the American Pavilion for Expo 67.

In a Facebook post, the mayor announced that to mark the occasion, admission to the museum would be free all weekend.

Earlier in the year, the Governments of Canada and Quebec announced that control of the museum would be transferred to the City of Montreal and that it would become Espace pour la vie's fifth site, joining the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the Insectarium.