Olympic Park, Montréal Parc Olympic
Montreal's Olympic Park, to the east of the Jardin Botanique, was the site of the 1976 Summer Olympics.The Olympic Stadium, at its center, holds between 60,000 and 80,000 spectators and is nowadays used for baseball, festivals, fairs and shows. Looking like a great seashell, the bowl can be covered over against the elements by a roof attached by cables to the mast looming above it. A platform at the top of the mast reached by a lift affords a magnificent view, in fine weather, over the city and its surroundings.The Olympic Stadium, one of the most visited sports arenas in North America, is the home of Montréal's famous baseball team, the "Montréal Expos".
Montréal Space for Life - Biodôme
In 1992 the former Olympic Velodrome, another of the Parc's architecturally eye-catching structures, was officially renamed the "Biodome", marking its transformation from sports arena to covered botanic-zoological garden. Visitors to this absorbing exposition are taken on an ecological journey through four different habitats - tropical rain forest, the St Lawrence River, the Laurentian Forest, and the arctic - traveling in effect from the equator to the pole. Every attempt has been made to reconstruct as accurately as possible the conditions typical of each environment, so providing a natural setting for the characteristic flora and fauna.
Address: 4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, Montréal, QU H1V1B3, Canada
The Insectarium in Montreal strives to educate people about the little know world of insects. The centre features a number of temporary and travelling exhibitions each year with everything from butterflies to spiders. Live collections and mounted specimens are on display.
Address: 4581 Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal, QU H1X2B2, Canada
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