The Biosphere unveiled it's new 2019-2020 programming schedule today and announced that all week, from June 2nd to June 8th, admission will be free of charge! Their open house is part of Canadian Environment Week.
As Canada's only dedicated environmental and climate change museum, the Biosphere's latest programming will exhibit the effects of climate change in Canada and will attempt to raise awareness about this issue.
Two new temporary exhibitions will make their debut during the Biosphere's free week. Named Oceans and Water Frontiers, both will focus on the richness and uniqueness of Canada's aquatic and marine ecosystems.
A new permanent exhibition, MTL+ will showcase the work and visions of 14 renowned architectural firms that have looked into the future of Montreal 2067, redesigning iconic Montreal infrastructures.
On their official website, the Biosphere states that it aims to "raise citizen awareness, action, and engagement on significant environmental issues." First opened in 1967 for the Expo67, the Biosphere is the only museum of its kind in Canada. In 1990, Environment Canada transformed it into an interactive environmental museum.
Its striking design is world-renowned and has been seen in many sci-fi shows and movies. Designed by Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome has a perfectly controlled internal temperature. The original intent of the dome was to mimic the effects of the human body's internal temperature.
This summer, the museum will unveil a new public space, Espace 67, that will connect the Biosphere to the metro station.
Adult and student admission is $10-$15 per person but this week could be your shot to go see the museum for FREE! If you haven't gone to check out the Biosphere yet, what better time to go?
Not only is the Biosphere one of the most Instagrammable places in the city but you will learn a whole lot about the environment and climate change.
As part of Canadian Environment Week, the Biosphere is presenting their all-new temporary and permanent exhibitions completely free of charge. Canadian Environment Week is a new initiative launched by Minister Catherine McKenna.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.