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Best things to do in Montreal

Art Museum
“check the website to see what the current show is. Museum is actually 4 buildings so they have a large permanent exhibit, canadian exhibit is an entire building and worth seeing. Expect to pay about $20 per person. temporary exhibits tend to be quite good!”
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Zoo
“Originally the site of cycling and judo events during the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal’s Biodome houses four distinct ecosystems: a polar environment; a tropical rainforest, a Laurentian forest, and the St. Lawrence marine system. Here, you can explore over 4,500 animals from around the world, including 500 plant species, all under one roof. Along with the Botanical Garden, the Montreal Insectarium, and the Planetarium, the Biodome is part of the biggest natural science museum complex in Canada, under the umbrella of Space for Life.”
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Church
“Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, located in Montreal’s Westmount neighborhood, is Canada’s largest church and a registered National Historic Site. Started as a small chapel in 1904, the Roman Catholic basilica has grown to contain a cryptic church, a museum, gardens, a 56-bell carillon, and one of the largest church domes in the world.”
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Art Museum
“In the heart of summer festival headquarters (JazzFest, Francofolies, Nuits d'Afrique, Just for Laughs)”
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Art Museum
“The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diusion, and appreciation of Canadian history.”
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History Museum
“Modern museum with archaeological digs and interactive exhibits in historical buildings.”
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Zoo
“A classic, it’s a great rainy day visit to see all sorts of animals, close to the Biodome, botanical garden and Planetarium”
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Science Museum
“In addition to its exhibitions and educational programs, the Science Centre presents the latest, biggest IMAX® movies in its seven-storey theatre.”
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Planetarium
“It is relatively new and the shows are interesting. In one of the rooms you watch a film sitting on huge pillows looking at the dome ceiling. You need to buy tickets online in advance, otherwise you will wait when you get there. ”
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Library
“Big Library, nice to browse the books on site but to borrow you will need a library card which is not available for non-residents. Closed on Mondays. ”
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Event Space
“Le lieu, les installations et les expositions y sont toujours fascinantes. The space, the exhibits are always fascinating.”
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Business Service
“Museum offering wax sculptures of celebrities & political figures, plus a gift shop & a French cafe. (1.5k)”
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Museum
“One of our favourite Montreal museums, with excellent programming for children”
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Science Museum
“The Biosphere is a museum dedicated to the environment. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Saint Helen's Island in the former pavilion of the United States for the 1967 World Fair, Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The museum's geodesic dome was designed by Buckminster Fuller. ”
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Theater
“The Centaur is the city's largest English-language only theatre company. The Centaur Theatre is located in the Old Stock Exchange Building, formerly home to the Montreal Stock Exchange (MSE). ”
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Science Museum
“It houses both ancient and modern artifacts, fossils, and minerals. Exhibits include marine vertebrates with terrestrial ancestors (i.e., whales, sea turtles, seals) and dinosaur specimens, including the skulls of a triceratops and a T-rex! ALWAYS FREE , they recommend voluntary donations of 10$ for adults and 20$ for families. ”
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