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University of Arizona's Biosphere 2


32540 S. Biosphere Rd.
Oracle, AZ 85623
United States

(??.? miles from you)


University of Arizona's Biosphere 2


(??.? miles from you)

32540 S. Biosphere Rd.
Oracle, AZ 85623
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Come tour one of the world’s most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues. Part of the University of Arizona, the Biosphere 2 serves as a laboratory for controll

Used for the study of such things as climate change and earth sciences, the Biosphere 2 contains many self-contained environments. The beautiful trail system takes guests on a once-in-a-lifetime tour that lets them smell the ocean and see a tropical rainforest up close. Don’t miss the underwater Ocean Viewing Gallery where visitors can explore the million-gallon ocean and its coral reef. Nowhere else can such diverse environments be found in the middle of the desert. The Biosphere 2 visitor center houses exhibits and multimedia displays along with a bookstore and cafe.

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Why You Should Go...

Come tour one of the world’s most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues. Part of the University of Arizona, the Biosphere 2 serves as a laboratory for controlled scientific studies, an arena for discovery and discussion, and a provider of public education.

Used for the study of such things as climate change and earth sciences, the Biosphere 2 contains many self-contained environments. The beautiful trail system takes guests on a once-in-a-lifetime tour that lets them smell the ocean and see a tropical rainforest up close. Don’t miss the underwater Ocean Viewing Gallery where visitors can explore the million-gallon ocean and its coral reef. Nowhere else can such diverse environments be found in the middle of the desert. The Biosphere 2 visitor center houses exhibits and multimedia displays along with a bookstore and cafe.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Discounts: Children, Students, Groups, Military

Available: Guided Tour, Private Tour, Café, Kids Activities

Extra Fun...

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Wheelchairs, baby strollers and walkers are not allowed on the tour due to stairs.

Baby "backpacks" and back slings cannot be used – babies and children must be carried in front. Due to low ceilings, children are not allowed on parents' shoulders.

Fun Facts

The name “Biosphere 2” derives from the idea that it is modeled on Earth, the first biosphere.

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Why You Should Go...

Come tour one of the world’s most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues. Part of the University of Arizona, the Biosphere 2 serves as a laboratory for controlled scientific studies, an arena for discovery and discussion, and a provider of public education.

Used for the study of such things as climate change and earth sciences, the Biosphere 2 contains many self-contained environments. The beautiful trail system takes guests on a once-in-a-lifetime tour that lets them smell the ocean and see a tropical rainforest up close. Don’t miss the underwater Ocean Viewing Gallery where visitors can explore the million-gallon ocean and its coral reef. Nowhere else can such diverse environments be found in the middle of the desert. The Biosphere 2 visitor center houses exhibits and multimedia displays along with a bookstore and cafe.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Discounts: Children, Students, Groups, Military

Available: Guided Tour, Private Tour, Café, Kids Activities

Extra Fun

Insider Info

Wheelchairs, baby strollers and walkers are not allowed on the tour due to stairs.

Baby "backpacks" and back slings cannot be used – babies and children must be carried in front. Due to low ceilings, children are not allowed on parents' shoulders.

Fun Facts

The name “Biosphere 2” derives from the idea that it is modeled on Earth, the first biosphere.

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