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Biosphere 2 Rainforest 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 Rainforest Tour

Join a Biosphere 2 scientist for a behind-the-scenes-tour of our rainforest. On this unique guided visit, guests will have an up-close look at the inner workings of the rainforest, and the knowledge that we have acquired here about rainforest responses to changing climates. Your group can experience the rainforest through the eyes and mind of a Biosphere 2 scientist to get an in-depth introduction to the hottest rainforest on the planet and how it responds to chemical and environmental changes.

On the Rainforest tour you will:
  • Hear about the design and construction of the Biosphere 2 rainforest.
  • Learn about the experiments conducted in the rainforest over the past 25 years.
  • Understand why control and scale are important for the rainforest and other Biosphere 2 science.
  • Learn about the value, and challenges, of an experiment at such a large scale.
  • Conduct measurements of trees and soils that help understand the carbon and water cycling in ecosystems.
  • Hear stories from the scientists themselves.
What You Should Know

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

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

2 hours

Space is limited:
A maximum of 14 per tour.

$75 per person.

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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.

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

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

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.