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About the Biosphère

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The geodesic dome of the Biosphère
Biosphère of Montreal

Nestled in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Biosphère is an inclusive institution showcasing a variety of approaches that offer a unique space for open innovation and engagement on pressing socio-environmental issues.

A hub for dialogue between science, art and society

The Biosphère’s exhibitions, events, and mediation activities bring together all forms of knowledge, celebrating both traditional and academic insights. The museum hosts researchers and artists, committed to inspiring, informing, and empowering to take action.

Through the power of visual, digital, and performing arts, the Biosphère raises awareness, imparts the knowledge needed to protect biodiversity, and inspires action and engagement.

A worthy heir to Buckminster Fuller and Sadao

A Montreal architectural icon since Expo 67, the Biosphère transformed into an environment museum in 1995 and joined the Espace pour la vie museum complex in April 2021.

Created by Richard Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao, the Biosphère ensures the continuity of their legacy by showcasing in the geodesic dome contemporary environmental thought through cutting-edge activities and exhibitions.

The Biosphère aims to be a democratic space where ideas flourish and collective potential is unleashed to become a force of change. Fostering synergy across disciplines, the experience invites visitors to envision a future rooted in hope.

Check the calendar to explore a diverse and exciting programming.


The governments of Canada and Quebec and the City of Montreal are each investing an equal amount of $15 million over five years to ensure a promising future for North America's only museum of the environment.

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