Phased Re-opening of Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 has developed a phased reopening plan in order to maintain the safety of our visitors and staff while on site. This plan was designed to follow CDC and UArizona guidelines regarding physical distancing, group size, and the use of personal protective equipment such as masks and other barriers. Biosphere 2 is in incredible scientific resource and an exciting destination – we hope to preserve access to our facility for all.

Phase One – Driving Tour (Complete)


Phase Two – Exterior Tour of Biosphere 2- (Complete, we are operating in Phase Three)


Phase Three – The Biosphere 2 Experience using the Biosphere 2 App (We are currently operating in Phase Three!)

Biosphere 2 staff are hard at work developing a new one-way trail system inside the Rain Forest, Ocean, Mangrove and Coastal Fog Desert areas inside Biosphere 2. In Phase Three, visitors will be able to explore the inside of Biosphere 2, entering through the Rainforest, traversing several wilderness areas, guided by the Biosphere 2 Tour app, and exit through the Coastal Fog Desert. Biosphere 2 requires masks for all indoor portions of your experience physical distancing as recommended UArizona guidelines. Tickets must be purchased ahead of your visit. Please download the Biosphere 2 app (avaliable in the apple store and google play store) BEFORE your visit. 

See the Biosphere 2 Experience page for more information about our Self-Guided App Tour, including buying tickets and availability.

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This page last updated: 6/3/2021