Experience Biosphere 2

Specialty Tours

Looking for a deeper understanding of specific topics and stories? Then our newest in-depth researcher and director’s tours are for you! Each month, Biosphere 2 will offer a special 2-hour tour experience with one of our scientists or directors, giving visitors special access to behind-the-scenes spaces of the facility and up-to-date insights about the important research being conducted at the world’s largest controlled Earth systems research laboratory.


LEO Tour

Ages: Suggested 12 to adult
When: November 17, 2018 & April 13, 2019
Time: 2-4pm
Price: $75

Get grounded! Join us for a behind-the-scenes-tour of our flagship Earth Science project, the Landscape Evolution Observatory (LEO). Experience LEO through the eyes and mind of a LEO researcher to get an in-depth introduction to this massive scale eco-hydrology and soil evolution experiment.

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Food-Water-Energy Tour

Ages: Suggested 12 to adult
When: March 16, 2019
Time: 2-4pm
Price: $75

They say “All we need is love”, but as we move into a hotter and drier world, we actually need a better system to ensure food and energy production, all while saving water resources. At Biosphere 2, we are developing just that! A Biosphere 2 scientist will show you the inner workings of our one-of-a-kind research and education facility where you will learn about the diverse and important kinds of science being conducted at Biosphere 2.

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Tropical Rainforest Tour

Ages: Suggested 12 to adult
When:

October 20, 2018, February 16 & April 6, 2019

Time: 2-4pm
Price: $75

It's all about the rainforest! A Biosphere 2 scientist will take you on a behind-the-scenes-tour of our rainforest where we conduct experiments that link water, carbon, and energy for a richer understanding of how tropical forests respond to chemical and environmental changes.


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Ocean Research Tour

Ages: Suggested 12 to adult
When: Dates TBA
Time: 2-4pm
Price: $75

Seas the day! Join us on an exciting behind-the-scenes-tour of our one-of-a-kind research ocean under glass. Experience this amazing marine ecosystem through the eyes and mind of a Biosphere 2 researcher for an in-depth introduction to this audacious experimental tool in the Arizona desert.

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Director's Tour

Ages: Suggested 12 to adult
When: January 19 & April 27, 2019
Time: 2-4pm
Price: $75

Get up close and personal with this must-see wonder of the world! A Biosphere 2 director will take you on a behind-the-scenes-tour of our iconic research and education facility. Hear in-depth stories, learn about research approaches and findings, and explore places other visitors don't get to see.

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General Information

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please arrive no later than 3:45 p.m.

Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure not found anywhere else. Discover real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in the world's largest earth science laboratory. Learn more about Biosphere 2.

Please note that pets are not allowed inside Biosphere 2 or on the grounds. Service pets that are trained to do specific tasks are welcome. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles.