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Biosphere 2

32540 S Biosphere Rd, Mile marker 96.5, Oracle, AZ 85623-7019
1-520-838-6200
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A Must Stop and See!

We are here in Oro Valley visiting relatives. This is our first to this area. The views are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WMSCV
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Santa Clarita, California
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Amazing.....

The Biosphere 2 is truly an amazing display of engineering. The tour takes you through the biomes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cocobog
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Chandler, Arizona
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Visitors can observe nature in a controlled state at this world-famous steel and glass research center where desert, forest, ocean and other ecosystems are monitored and studied.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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32540 S Biosphere Rd, Mile marker 96.5, Oracle, AZ 85623-7019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are here in Oro Valley visiting relatives. This is our first to this area. The views are Magnificat! It's monsoonal season so everything is green. Rain showers can happen at any time. Temperatures cooler than Southern California. We were told to visit Biosphere 2...More

Thank WMSCV
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Biosphere 2 is truly an amazing display of engineering. The tour takes you through the biomes and behind the scenes of how the biosphere worked when it was sealed. I highly recommend taking a tour which lasts about 1 and 15 minutes. There is...More

Thank cocobog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Be ready to walk, climb stairs and crouch to fit through doors. This tour is not for some one needing adaptive equipment to move (hopefully there is an accessible touring option). My husband, brother and I enjoyed all the behind the scenes "technosphere" and the...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit. We very much enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very informative and did a great job answering the questions.

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking though the Biosphere 2 you get a sense for what life would be like on another planet. It is fascinating how each of the elements of our planet, Biosphere 1 :), have been brought together into one facility and co-exist. Would love to live...More

Thank Pindari62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Biosphere 2 is the closest you'll get to feeling like you're on a space station on another planet. Especially if you're not from the Southwest desert region. Firstly, it looks like something out of a sci fi movie, and it's sitting in the barrenness...More

Thank ahirt845
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had our 8 and 9 year old grandchildren visiting from Georgia sans thier Parents. We took them to the Biosphere 2 and it was quite the thing to see. The 9, almost 10 year old grandson was fascinated by all the...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was truly one of the most interesting things I have visited this year. The tour takes you through the Biosphere and also gives you a lot of history on what has been done here over the history of the site. Both adults and children...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was not sure what to expect. I had seen the Movie Bio Dome which by the way was not filmed on site. My brother and I visited and we thought maybe a couple of hours. Well we wound up spending over fours here. After...More

1  Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did realize it was so long ago they locked those 8 people up in here for 2 years. Thing that jumped out at me the most was the enormous size. Cool to think life can be sustained sealed off from the world.

Thank Karl R
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Gimewnrs
5 July 2017|
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Response from Graceracer | Reviewed this property |
You don't need reservations. I'm not sure if there is a price difference but if you are going, you need to take the tour to see most of the biosphere. Without the tour you will only see a fraction of the biosphere. It's a... More
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refugee1046
15 March 2017|
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Response from jadamsb2 | Property representative |
Thank you for visiting in the past and for your future visits. The House that you reference is the Suffolk House and was build by Lady Margaret ‘Daisy’ Leiter of Chicago Long before American military personnel flooded the UK... More
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Dianne_and_Dave
10 March 2017|
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Response from LoveNewAdventures | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the kid, his interests and how the visit is presented. For example if he likes science fiction shows, the idea of people living in an enclosed environment in preparation for space travel may be fascinating. If... More
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