About Biosphere 2

Media Spotlight

A breakthrough to save coral reefs could happen in the Arizona desert

KGUN 9 News reports on Biosphere 2 research that seeks to replicate future ocean conditions to test coral survivability.

MetroWeek Episode 164: Understanding Climate Change at Biosphere 2

Researchers use the facility to examine Earth-systems science in large scale.

Get Answers to Your Burning Science Questions on a Specialty Tour of Biosphere 2.

This video captures a Facebook Live Q&A session last week. Thanks to @sciinsider and Biosphere 2 Deputy Director John Adams. (Begin at 2:23). https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/videos/1366156433493029/

Arizona Public Media

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) visited Biosphere 2 to talk about the recent $30 million gift that has guaranteed that research at Biosphere 2 will continue for at least the next decade. 

Biosphere 2 Featured on NBC's 1st Look

Ashley Roberts of NBC's 1st Look learns how scientists are conducting cutting-edge research.

Today Show

NBC’s “Today” show came to Arizona in late March to tape an update on Biosphere 2 and two of its original Biospherians, Jane Poynter and Tabor MacCallum. Poynter and MacCallum are now involved in a Tucson-based company, World View Enterprises, that was founded two years ago and is exploring space tourism.


The popular game show Jeopardy! sent its Clue Crew to Biosphere 2. Find out what they discovered!

TED Talks

Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 -- an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments. This is the first TED talk drawn from an independently organized TEDx event, held at the University of Southern California.

A scientific Odyssey into the world of the great scientist's ideas

Academician Vladimir I. Vernadsky was born in the 19th century. The prime of his scientific activities falls for the 20th century. But to talk about this outstanding scientist we won’t need to look back too often. On the contrary, for our story to be complete, we’ll look at the present world around us. Peter Romanov, a young scientist, will undertake a sort of Odyssey along the scientific way of Vladimir Vernadsky. He will meet with contemporary scientists from Russia, USA and France who will talk about how Vernadsky ideas, works and thoughts inspire them to new search and discoveries.

Rob Carlmark spends the night inside Biosphere 2

Here are Rob's thoughts after his night inside the 3-acre glass enclosure.