Visit Montreal & Explore The Biodome and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium: Space For Life

We recently met up with friends in Montreal before heading to Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort for the weekend. With only a few hours to spare while in Montreal we were able to enjoy a couple of attractions then meet up with friends to enjoy delicious dinner.

Special thanks to the Montreal Visitors Bureau for providing us with tickets in exchange for an honest review.

What an unforgettable experience there was so much to do and see. Space for Life is the world’s first ever site dedicated to both human beings and nature. Together, the Botanical Garden, InsectariumBiodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium form the Space for Life. The largest natural science’s museum complex in Canada. The Biodôme houses over 4,500 animals from around 220 different species and 500 plant species. Its thousands of terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals make it a veritable “laboratory,” allowing researchers to study the inter-relations between organisms and the physical factors in their environments, and between organisms themselves. We enjoyed learning about animals from the Tropical, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador Coast, and Sub-Antarctic Islands.




Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium uses cutting-edge technology that creates a unique experience through two complementary shows. One show focused on science, the other one was more poetic. I was fascinated by the creativity used to explain science and some of the things scientists have uncovered over the years. I was intrigued by how much I learned in such a short time. Simply breathtaking and very impressive.



Next year we’re planning to visit Space for Life and will staying an extra two days to enjoy all four attractions. I wish we had more time in Montreal I was truly pleased with our experience at the Biodome and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium


23 thoughts on “Visit Montreal & Explore The Biodome and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium: Space For Life

  1. The planetarium looks amazing much more high tech than the local one we have. With all this to see I can fully understand why you would want to stay an additional 2 days.


  2. The Planetarium looks amazing! I have never been to one where you actually sit in such comfortable chairs leaned so that you can see the ceiling. The penguins from the Biodrome are so cute!


  3. I hadn’t heard of this place before but it sounds amazing, especially the amount of wildlife and plants they have there. I imagine there are so many interesting facts to be learnt. I hope you will enjoy your extended visit, it sounds like a great idea!


  4. Wow! Such a wonderful and so beautiful Planetarium. I will definitely put this on my bucket list for our next travel visit. I’m sure my kids would love this place.


  5. I have been to Montreal a few times but never visited this. I am definitely going to check this out next time I am in Montreal, my kids would be so happy to visit it. Nice pictures.


  6. This experience sounds right up my alley! I love visiting planetariums around the world and will definitely be adding this to my bucket list- and if I can see cute penguins with the same ticket, all the better. Thanks for the heads up.


  7. This looks like a fun family destination! We love discovering new places and attractions on family trips. My kids would love seeing the penguins!


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