MONTREAL, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Biosphere environment museum is
opening the season with its jam-packed summer programming featuring
eight exhibitions, four science-themed events, and three facilitated
outdoor tours. A visit to the Biosphere is an opportunity to learn
about major environmental issues and to discover solutions for green
Among the new elements being presented this summer are the over-sized
photographs of the outdoor exhibit Nature Close Up!; the facilitated scientific activity Adaptation: The Winning Edge; and a self-guided tour highlighting this spectacular symbol of Expo 67
using portable digital players. Take the time to check out the
Biosphere's new 5.7-metre high interior green wall and learn about its
Nature Close Up!
The natural world is a constant source of wonder. At the microscopic
level, it teems with well-guarded treasures: beneficial relationships
between species and ingenious strategies for surviving and staying fed.
These secrets have also inspired major innovations that serve humanity
well. This outdoor exhibition of 40 out-sized photographs presents this
remarkable universe, often invisible to the naked eye. Presented free
until May 22, 2013, Nature Close Up! lines the path stretching from the Jean-Drapeau metro station to the
Adaptation: The Winning Edge
Kids and adults alike will enjoy this science-themed activity, which is
inspired by television game shows. Playing in teams, participants must
work quickly to find ways for communities to adapt to the impacts of
Self-guided Indoor Tour
The Biosphere is now offering a new visiting experience using portable
digital players. Short vignettes provide additional information, photos
and videos to complement the museum exhibits. Interested visitors can
also hear about how green technologies work at the Biosphere and learn
about the American pavilion of Expo 67 and its famed architect and
visionary, Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Among the other activities and exhibitions being presented is the
large-scale exhibit O.N.E. | Outfits from a New Era, a display of 16 outfits fashioned from castoff consumer products, as
well as the exhibit on climate change +1°C: What Difference Does It Make? This summer is also the last chance to enjoy Water Wonders! Since its opening in 2005, this exhibit has regaled thousands of
children with its water games and numerous challenges, including
walking on water!
This is also the ideal time to mark the 45th anniversary of Expo 67 by
taking the GeoTour 67 using a digital media player (devices available at a cost of $5 or free
with the purchase of a museum entrance fee). Discover the old pavilions
of the 1967 World's Fair from a new environmental perspective
accompanied by information, audio vignettes and anecdotes as you travel
the two 4-km routes.
The Biosphere is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until October 31.
Visitors aged 17 and younger are admitted free at all times (not
applicable to organized groups). For more information on all the
museum's programs and entry fees, please visit: http://www.ec.gc.ca/biosphere.
SOURCE Environment Canada
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