The Biosphère is a museum in Montreal
dedicated to the environment. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau
, on Île Sainte-Hélène in the former Pavilion
of the United States
for the 1967 World
Fair Expo 67.
Biosphère Environment Museum
In August, 1990, Environment Canada
purchased the site for $17.5 million to turn it into an interactive museum showcasing and exploring the water ecosystems of the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence River regions. The museum, inaugurated in 1995 as a water museum, is a set of enclosed buildings designed by Éric Gauthier, inside the original steel skeleton.
The Biosphère changed its name in 2007 to become an environment museum. It offers interactive activities and presents exhibitions about the Major
environmental issues related to water, climate change, air, ecotechnologies, and sustainable development.