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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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Interesting and educational

The architecture of the future was so beautiful to me. It was very "Buckminster Fuller" in design... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Ani S
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Eugene, Oregon
Important Visit

This is an important Scientific visit that is important for people to support. We all seem to have... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
mark o
,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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” (49 reviews)
“guided tour” (92 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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Reviewed December 28, 2016

The architecture of the future was so beautiful to me. It was very "Buckminster Fuller" in design. Since we went during the winter holidays, they didn't have tours, just self guided experience which was great for us. We had about 2 hours to see it...More

1  Thank Ani S
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Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is an important Scientific visit that is important for people to support. We all seem to have missed what happened here, and I wish that there was more information about what happened as well as what is there. I think that it should be...More

Thank mark o
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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Over 100,000 visitors tour the Biosphere each year. If this is Biosphere 2, where is Biosphere 1. The answer is you are currently living on Biosphere 1, the earth. The University of Arizona now owns and runs the Biosphere 2 and they still conduct science...More

3  Thank Greg W
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

The Biosphere 2 is a unique section of history in the United States and provides a platform to host experiments to better understand Biosphere 1 (our planet). Coming to the Biosphere 2 campus, I thought the building and the infrastructure was so cool and provided...More

1  Thank kp1851
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

Not overly impressed. Years ago it was state of the art technology, but today, seems like a location looking for a purpose. It would seem that the majority of the experiments were not failures, but we're not successful either. Some of the areas had a...More

1  Thank poco01x
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

The facilities at Biosphere2 document two missions and give you a real life look at the various eco systems of our Biosphere(#1). They represent years of research to create a perfect environment like our own. The tour is worth every penny and is reasonable. You...More

1  Thank Michele J
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

It was a fifty mile drive but I am certainly glad I made the trip. This was really an amazing place to visit. After a short video presentation, my small group visited the five different climate areas and then went underground to see the "Lung"...More

Thank wtjack2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great for friends, couples or families this is a real experience like going to another planet. Amazing to see this incredible construction and experience how the scientists lived for a year. Shows you that life on other planets is possible.

Thank James B
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

Absolutely Amazing! Our guide was terrific. After the tour we were able to wonder on our own. Absolutely amazing to see and learn what research is being done here. The kids absolutely loved it as did the adults. Discount is available when you book your...More

1  Thank mypottery
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

We had some time to kill, so decided to check this place out. There are several steps down to where the tour begins. The tour guide was a little wordy so our tour lasted longer than it was supposed to. Saw a javelina on the...More

Thank Jean A
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Adults $20 Seniors $18 Military $18 Children ages 6 through 12 $13
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