Language English Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray) Waterfall in the Tropical Rainforest at the Biodôme Photo: Biodôme de Montréal Insects on Tour at the Insectarium Photo: Espace pour la vie (Claude Lafond) Continuum at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Photo: Espace pour la vie (Daniel Choinière) Silver maple buds (Acer saccharinum) at the Alpine Garden Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Robert Mineau) Groupe OngletFull visitWhat to do at Space For Life in March and April? If it’s chilly outside, why not warm up in the Tropical Rainforest? Use the Génial! app and you can learn some of the Biodôme’s secrets. Are you longing for the fragrance of flowers? The Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse at the Botanical Garden is magnificent at this time of year. Our younger visitors are sure to enjoy the Super Insects on Tour activity at the Insectarium. It’s a unique opportunity to touch and even handle the “friendliest” insects in our live collection. And what better way to relax, after a busy day, than lying back beneath the stars in the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. It’s open Thursday to Saturday evenings in winter. Tropical RainforestWith all the sunlight, heat and humidity, the plants here never get any rest. They thrive high in the canopy, where the light is brightest, and grow more slowly on the shady forest floor. Epiphytic plants and lianas cling to the trees everywhere.Génial! at the Biodôme AppThe app is rich in content and easy to use, allowing everyone to complete a mission and discover unknown aspects of the Biodôme.Orchids and Aroids GreenhouseThis greenhouse contains some fabulous orchid and aroid specimens in a setting resembling the ruins of an ancient fortress invaded by tropical plants.Planétarium Rio Tinto AlcanThe Montréal Space for Life’s new star is presenting an original approach to astronomy in a building with a daring design, located right next to the Biodôme. Early bloomers In just a few weeks you’ll be able to see the first flowers in the Alpine Garden. The first buds are also appearing in the Laurentian Maple Forest. Alpine GardenDiscover the amazing diversity of plants that grow on mountains and in boreal regions, and the remarkable ways these hardy yet sensitive denizens have adapted to their surroundings. This garden contains the Botanical Garden's largest plant collection in terms of number of taxa. Plants from the Laurentian Maple Forest The Nordic ecosystem, with a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees. For the birds! This is a great time to spot some feathered friends, both inside at the Biodôme’s Bird Fest and outside at the Botanical Garden!