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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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Quite interesting!

Didn’t expect this to be as interesting and engaging as it was. We had an excellent guide for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alyosha666
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Chicago, Illinois
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under the glass tour was awesome!

we traveled from the phx area and paid general admission for the under the glass tour. orville,our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brendonboyd U
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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 good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“living quarters” (51 reviews)
“guided tour” (93 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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+1 520-838-6200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t expect this to be as interesting and engaging as it was. We had an excellent guide for our “Under the Glass” tour and enjoyed it immensely. Plan on doing a tour, otherwise this will be just a meaningless walkthrough (and you won’t be able...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we traveled from the phx area and paid general admission for the under the glass tour. orville,our tour guide, was terrific informative & funny and kept our attention the whole 90 min! the biosphere was amazing and we will be back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this place. From the history of oil billionaire environmentalist, Ed Bass, who was the sole funder of the project to the quirky commune-esque social and science experiment the Bioshpere 2 was in 1991, to the futuristic experiments it is leading today with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited at least 5 times, and find something new to wonder at every time. The bookshop is fabulous, then you walk down to the building itself. The living quarters for the scientists are surprisingly spartan, then you trail further into the areas where experiments...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting tour with unexpected twists and turns. We really didn’t know what to expect so it was much more than we anticipated. The different ecosystems were fascinating, although not that large. It was intriguing to know that people lived in this space...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the time. On a whim after lunch, we decided to drive to Biosphere 2 from Tucson. We weren’t able to find specific tour start times online, so were just hoping something was available. The hours state that the closing time is at 4:00...More

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t know much about this place before attending. We’ve lived in Phoenix for a few years and were looking for something to do not to far from the Valley, so we decided to spend the weekend in Tucson. We stayed near the airport and...More

5  Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lot more fun then I ever imagined! We had a great tour guide named Taylor & she gave us individual headphones so everyone could hear what she was saying. She kept it with enough info to learn a lot but not too...More

2  Thank msfett
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

A unique experience, exploring research into real-world problems. Take the tour! Andon was terrific, knowledgeable, articulate, passionate (ask him how he got the job).

2  Thank jbsteinb
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Our tour guide - Gabby - was excellent! We really enjoyed the tour and learning more about Biosphere. The walk, to us, was easy though I expect some might have a problem as there were multiple sets of steps to climb. We enjoyed visualizing ourselves...More

Thank Robert C
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Response from nrretreat | Reviewed this property |
Adults $20 Seniors $18 Military $18 Children ages 6 through 12 $13
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January 26, 2018|
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Reservations aren't required
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