Conferences At Biosphere 2

Conference & Retreat Center Overview

Located in the beautiful Catalina Mountains foothills, the Biosphere 2 campus provides a non-traditional yet accessible venue that facilitates interaction. The setting is ideal for workshops, conferences, retreats, extended programs, and outreach activities.

The facilities of the B2 Conference Center comprise a Campus Village of 28 rustic Santa Fe-style houses holding 106 double-capacity sleeping rooms and a number of double-occupancy offices. Complete with in-suite kitchens, living areas, and high-speed internet access, the 3-5 bedroom casitas are all in easy walking distance and provide the perfect place to unwind and socialize in-between or after meetings. Sensible facility pricing of on-site 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. For catering, whether your needs include delicious full meals prepared on-site or simple well-timed snacks, Biosphere 2 staff will help meet your event’s requirements.

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.

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. Other projectors may be available upon request. See IT and equipment support available. View our available meeting rooms and floor plans in our image gallery. 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 Mohave 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.

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, Diretctor's Tours, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Nature Walks, and more.