April 23, 2017
Space for life is the union of four interdependent locations with one common mission “Guide humans to better experience nature”. The Biodôme, Insectarium, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and Botanical Garden all aim to make biodiversity known in a creative and innovative way. These sites are all located around the Olympic stadium of Montreal, making for a beautiful day of nearby activities.
Hotel Le Roberval is located a few minutes by metro on the green line of the Olympic village.
The biodôme introduces you to five ecosystems of the America’s by taking you through the fauna and flora of various regions. From the Sub-Antarctic islands to the tropical forest, you will discover origins of several species without having to leave Montreal. Several exhibitions are offered, including Springtime Awakening and Penguin Feeding Time. On Wednesdays and Fridays, you can assist experienced divers in cleaning up the aquarium while Tuesday to Sunday you can see the new cylindrical aquarium housing the typical fauna of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Note that the Biodôme is closed on Mondays except for certain exceptions!
The Insectarium, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, encompasses a multitude of naturalized or living insect species. There are currently two exhibits going on, We Are the Insects and Atta Ants. A play area is also available for children from 1 to 12 years old to introduce them to the insects of our home.
The Planetarium, created as part of Expo 67 in Montreal, was rebuilt on the site of Space for Life in 2013. These two circular theaters now offer an immersive vision of science. They focus on using new technologies to introduce astronomy to all the young and old people out there.
It is now possible to see these following shows: One Day on Mars, We Are Stars, Mira, The Little Star and Asteroids: Extreme Mission.
The Montreal Botanical Garden is recognized worldwide. Not only by its impressive collection of 22,000 species and cultivars, but its ten greenhouses, its Tree House and its thematic gardens. This month you can see the flowering of begonias, bromeliads, cacti, gesneriads, Hydrangeas, orchids, penjings, alpine plants and tulips.
Visit Space of Life ‘s website for promotions and group rates!