Open House at the Biosphere for Canadian Environment Week

News release

June 3, 2019 – Montréal, Quebec

The Biosphere unveils its 2019-2020 programming: a unique experience in environmental action

Today, the Biosphere, an environment museum, unveiled its 2019-2020 programming aimed at raising the awareness of Canadians of the environment and climate change. The Biosphere is the only museum entirely dedicated to these two themes, making it unique in North America. During Canadian Environment Week, from June 2 to 8, 2019, all Biosphere exhibits will be open to the public free of charge.

By visiting both of the new temporary exhibitions—Oceans and Water Frontiers—visitors may admire all the richness and beauty of Canada’s marine environments and the aquatic ecosystems that the United States and Canada share.

In the new permanent MTL+ exhibition, 14 award-winning architectural firms have looked ahead to 2067 and shared their visions of reinventing major Montréal infrastructures. To dream up the Montréal of the future, these teams were given the mandate of rethinking 14 sites. The projects presented provide a better understanding of society’s climate change issues and inspire a better future based on respect for the environment.

Quotes

“Discover the Montréal of the future by visiting the Biosphere free of charge during Canadian Environment Week. The museum continues to emphasize the importance of protecting the environment and combatting biodiversity loss and climate change. “
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick facts

  • Created in 1995, the environment museum offers green technologies, as well as entertaining and informative interactive exhibitions and activities aimed at developing a better understanding of today’s and tomorrow’s major environmental issues.

  • During the summer season, from June 1 to November 30, 2019, the Biosphere is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on statutory holidays. Admission to the museum is free at all times for youth aged 17 and under.

  • In 2019, the museum presents a new scientific animation, “The way forward: Communities for a better world.”

  • This year, Earth Day Network designated the Biosphere as one of the world’s museums that makes the environment a priority.

  • The Biosphere has just won the HOW International Design Award 2019 – Merit, Interactive Exhibit, for its Planet MTL exhibition.

  • Located in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène, the site offers visitors picnic areas, recreational areas, an aquatic complex and unique natural spaces.

  • At the museum’s doorstep, a new space will be unveiled for the summer of 2019: Espace 67 connects the Biosphere to the metro station, which is now more easily accessible.

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Contacts

Sabrina Kim
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
819-743-7138
sabrina.kim2@canada.ca

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)
ec.media.ec@canada.ca

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