Experience Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 Director's Tour

Take advantage of this rare and special opportunity to explore the world’s largest controlled research facility focused on understanding how our planet works. Starting in November 2017, one tour takes place the 3rd Saturday of each month through May 2018. Please refer to the descriptions below for dates and times.

Biosphere 2 Director's Tour

Join one of our Directors for a special behind-the-scenes-tour of Biosphere 2. Guests will see the inner workings of the one-of-a-kind research and education facility. Your group will learn about the diverse and important kinds of science being conducted at Biosphere 2 that helps us better understand how Earth processes support healthy human lives. You will also learn about the context and history of this world-renowned research and education facility that, for almost three decades, has been yielding insights about how our planet works.

On the Director’s Tour you will:
  • See the Biosphere 2 biomes, underlying technosphere, and innovative research sites
  • Be led through many areas off-limits to other public visitors
  • Learn why Biosphere 2 was built in the first place
  • Hear from the UA Biosphere 2 leadership
  • Better understand the many important findings from this large-scale Earth science facility
  • Observe how science is an important approach to understanding our world
  • Be introduced to ecosystem services and their role in supporting the availability of Food, Energy, and Water that we rely on for our health and happiness
  • Get your hands on the equipment and tools that make our science possible
  • Have a special and memorable experience at Biosphere 2
What You Should Know

Ages:
Suggested 12 to adult (all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

When:
Saturday, December 16, 2017, Saturday, February 17, 2018, and Saturday, April 21, 2018

Length:
2 hours

Space is limited:
A maximum of 16 per tour.

Fees:
$75 per person.

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Tickets:*
We strongly encourage that tickets are purchased online. Tickets can only be purchased in person at Biosphere 2 if space is available the date of purchase.

Refunds:
No refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 14 days of your specialty tour. Cancellations are processed via phone by calling 520-621-3184.

Accessibility:
If you have accessibility concerns, please contact 520-621-3127.

Questions?
Please contact our Admissions line at 520-621-3127.

*Ticket proceeds support the mission of Biosphere 2, the iconic research and education arm of the University of Arizona.