The Biosphere launches its new programming for 2016-2017

MONTREAL, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, in honour of Canadian Environment Week, the Biosphere unveiled its 2016–2017 programming, which includes five new exhibitions and scientific animations about weather forecasting, climate change, and the benefits of nature.

This Is Not an Umbrella! is a surprising exhibition that reveals the science behind weather phenomena. The Spirit of the Forest draws us into a world of well-being where we can discover the important role forests play in the natural equilibrium of the planet by reducing the effects of climate change. Landscapes and Omens is an outdoor display of breathtaking giant photographs that offer plenty of food for thought about the evolution and future of natural, urban and industrial landscapes all over the world.

Visitors of all ages will be able to gain a better understanding of climate change and our connection with nature, thanks to two animations: A Degree of Change and A Dose of Vitamin N. Through guided games, entertaining discussions, unusual experiences and even outdoor circuits, they will learn more about specific things they can do to help the planet.


"I encourage the public and the citizens of the Greater Montreal Area to celebrate Canadian Environment Week by visiting the Biosphere, and to draw inspiration from the activities and exhibitions presented there to help them adopt a more sustainable lifestyle."
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick facts

  • The environment museum was created in 1995. It presents green technologies, interactive exhibitions, and activities that are both fun and informative, to ensure that visitors come away with a better understanding of today's environmental issues.
  • The immersive show Design the Future won 1st prize for a museum production in the Cultural Production category at the 2016 NUMIX awards ceremony, which recognizes excellence in digital media in Quebec. This 360-degree presentation offers a unique way of understanding the importance of taking our inspiration from nature when finding ways to adapt to climate change, and what role we can play in designing a better future.
  • Every day, a dozen exhibitions, scientific animations, and films are offered, with something for all ages. Self-guided outdoor circuits are also available.
  • During the summer (until September 4), the Biosphere will be open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for visitors age 17 or younger if they are accompanied by a parent or another family member.
  • Architectural masterpiece and symbol of Expo 67, the Biosphere is located in Parc Jean‑Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène in Montreal. The park offers visitors picnic areas, play areas, and unique natural spaces.

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SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada

For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436 ; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free)


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