The Biosphère is an eco-museum on Île Sainte-Hélène
Resembling a 3D wire-frame rendering of the Epcot Center (although the biosphere was designed first) It is a giant metal ball sitting in the middle of Montreal's lovely Parc Jean Drapeau. Originally built in 1967 for the American pavilion at Expo 67, it was designed by Buckminster Fuller and closely resembly a giant Fullerene (imagine that).
It stands more than 200 feet high, making it the largest round structure in the world.
The high-tech museum that now lies within the sphere contains exhibits dedicated to the importance of water, and in particular the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. The goal of the museum is to highlight the importance of water on a global scale.
It also has a neat reflecting pool right outside, that we once convince a desperate person to wade across to earn two dollars for the Metro.
For more information, visit http://biosphere.ec.gc.ca/