Last Pass

Canada - Montreal November 2015 337Using our last museum day pass, we spent the day at the Biodôme. Located in Olympic Park in Montreal, it highlights four different eco-systems of North America. Built originally for the 1976 Olympics, in 1992, the nature exhibits opened. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $12 for seniors.

We spent the entire day here walking through the eco-systems, watching beavers, otters, crocodiles, and penguins in addition to the other animals and birds on display. There were lectures at various points, but each was in French. There may have been English lectures, but if there were, we did not inquire.

Our passes entitled us to visit the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium as well. Here the admission was $19.25 for adults and $17.75 for seniors.

We went to two different shows. The day was horribly cold, one of the worst we encountered our entire trip. To add to the misery, it rained.

Overall, our museum passes did well by us. Had we known more about the museums ahead of time, we may have made different choices. Some of the first had overlapping Montreal history, which not being from here, was interesting, but not relevant when repetitive.

After completing my Ed.D., the frustration of finding a teaching position where I was willing to live, led to Ron and I leaving the country. We intended to travel for a year before settling somewhere in MA or RI. We left the US without any credit card debt, no car payments and our house mortgage paid by renters. We had $10,000 in the bank to make our way through a year.