After months of shut down and the lack of the peak summer season, the Montreal Biodome is reopening on December 4th, 2010. To mark the occasion, admission will be free for everyone 17 and under on December 4th and 5th.
The Biodome is introducing a new zone – Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium: an immersive 46 m2 space in the lobby, an astronomical atmosphere, introduction to astronomy and information on the future Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.
New interpretation tools are installed throughout the Biodome helping to explain the importance of biodiversity and offering an enhanced visitor experience. This includes: 6 standing 42-inch screens introducing the variety and complexity of the ecosystems; 7 22-inch touchscreen terminals with interactive games to learn about as many as 24 different animal and plant species, some of them present at the Biodome; 28 touchscreen terminals presenting species diversity and information on biodiversity loss and protection and on the services that ecosystems provide for humans; 4 terminals focusing on the importance of protecting biodiversity.
Also a new visitor guide that contains 173 illustrations of different species and a new kids’ route to get the most out of the experience will be available. Finally, the reopening special feature will be the new baby penguins and the Goeldi’s monkeys.
Courtesy of Montreal Biodome