Conferences At Biosphere 2

Conference & Retreat Center Overview

Host your next retreat or group event at one of the must see wonders of the world! Located in the beautiful Catalina Mountains foothills, the Biosphere 2 campus provides a non-traditional yet accessible venue that facilitates interaction and imagination. Whether you're planning an academic workshop, business retreat, wedding or holiday party, make it special by sharing the excitement of Biosphere 2, where the wonders of our planet are a cause for celebration, every day.

The facilities of the B2 Conference Center comprise a Campus Village of 28 rustic Santa Fe-style casitas with a total of 103 guestrooms. Complete with kitchens, living areas, and internet access, the 3-5 bedroom casitas provide the perfect place to unwind and socialize in-between or after meetings. Sensible facility pricing of overnight accommodations ensures the Biosphere 2 Conference & Retreat Center is an affordable venue for your events and meetings.

"...all I needed to do was open my eyes again to what was right in front of me, nature; everything I had read in college that had inspired me; everything in nature that moved me. Then I realized the setting, a space enclosing a savanna, a rain forest, a desert, and a marsh, was an idyllic context for this adventure. Our little sphere, Biosphere 2, had broken the box in 1991, and opened the door to Biosphere 1, the Earth."

Additionally, there are eight meeting rooms available in various sizes to accommodate both large and small groups; the smaller meeting rooms can serve as breakout rooms.

Outdoor facilities for relaxation and informal discussion are available around campus, featuring magnificent views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. There are numerous hiking opportunities in the immediate vicinity of the campus, with abundant wildlife, including deer, blue herons, coyotes, bobcats, and more.

Holiday packages start at $60 per person. For information, call our Sales Department at 520-621-0719.

Plan Your Meeting

There are eight meeting rooms available in various sizes to accommodate both large and small groups; the smaller meeting rooms can also serve as breakout rooms. All meeting rooms are equipped with white boards, LCD projectors, and Wi-Fi. Portable projectors may be available upon request. Contact the Biosphere 2 Conference & Retreat Coordinator to discuss your specific needs.

  • The Sahara Room (the main meeting room) can be setup in a variety of configurations. You can seat up to 180 persons theater-style in this room. 
  • The Human Habitat (the former living quarters inside Biosphere 2) is a truly unique venue for presentations, lunch and/or dinner.
  • The Mojave Room is located in what used to be mission control for the Biosphere sealed human missions. It is a unique blend of architecture with a traditional boardroom setting. This room has all the amenities with great views of the Catalina Mountains.
Rates

Meeting Rooms: starting at $750 per room per day
Breakout Rooms: starting at $250 per room per day
Dining Spaces: starting at $450 per space per day
Sleeping Rooms: starting at $100 per room per night (single or double occupancy)
Lighting of Biosphere 2 for nighttime events: starting at $500
Coordination Fees: 18%
Private Tour University of Arizona Groups: $15 per person, minimum 10 people
Private Tour Non-University of Arizona Groups: $25 per person, minimum 10 people

Ask about premium event spaces, Director's Tours, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Nature Walks, and more.