The Biodome was a highlight for all of us from our time in Montreal! Featuring five different ecosystems (Tropical Rainforest, Laurentian Maple Forest, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador Coast, and Sub-Antarctic Islands), it is an amazing journey through different parts of the world and the animals that inhabit it, all encased within a giant dome.
We were welcomed by this gorgeously orange Tamarin monkey, and continued through the dome to discover all sorts of creatures! Here are a few of our favorites!
These blue parrots were very fun to watch! They didn’t pay any attention to us, but were definitely interested in each other!
The river otters held our attention the longest. I’ve heard that otters are playful, and these two definitely lived up to that reputation! They made the most hyper toddler seem low-key, swimming, climbing, rolling in the dirt, swimming some more, wrestling…
I loved that there was a slide for kids next to the otter exhibit, so they could play too!
This lumpfish was one of many unusual animalss we saw in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as were these diving birds:
They dove clear to the bottom of the tank!
Emma and Johnny were stunned by the size of this lobster claw. Emma touched it, but Johnny wasn’t convinced it wouldn’t start snapping at him.
This puffin was extremely friendly! He would get closer,
And closer! Then he would try tapping his beak on the glass, trying to connect!
We met some curious penguins, too!
If you can’t visit the Biodome in person, their website is very cool! Perfect for the homeschooler/afterschooler!
Have you ever been to a Biodome? Do you know of an amazing zoo or botanical garden?