Biosphere 2

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32540 S Biosphere Rd, Tucson, AZ 85739 32540 S Biosphere Rd, Tucson Directions
+15208386200
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Report | 6 days ago
There are a lot of steps so be prepared. It is a great learning experience. I would recommend going when it is cooler weather but overall I loved it.
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Make sure if you go in the summer months to bring a bottle of water. They also sell it there if you forget. Wear good walking shoes, you do walk alot, and alot of stairs. It was so interesting, tour guide was great, they are doing amazing work there!
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Report | 10 days ago
Sunblock and comfortable shoes
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There is a lot of walking during the tour, which you don't really realize. It's the walk back to your car UPHILL after all that walking that really affects you. Would wait until the weather is cooler. The tour itself, though is GREAT, very informative & entertaining.
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The tour was informative and fun.
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Fascinating. Make sure you take advantage of the tour!!
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Report | 11 days ago
Carry water in a small back pack
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Be prepared to walk and climb stairs. Plan at least 2 hours.
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Report | 9 days ago
Bring water and good walking shoes. Alot of stairs. Going down was ok,going up if you have bad knees not so good.
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We went in July so there were only 8 in our tour group. During winter months, groups can be 40 or more in size.
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In 1984, Space Biospheres Ventures purchased a few unassuming acres north of Tucson in the shadow the Santa Catalina Mountains. There, the company expanded its sci-fi-sounding activities—the development of space-colonization technology—and built what would evolve into Biosphere 2, recently seen on The Today Show.

Designed to re-create Earth's ecosystems, the gigantic glass enclosure (some 7.2 million cubic feet and 91 feet tall in some parts) is famous for housing biospherians in the 1990s. The researchers lived completely sealed inside for extended periods, giving scientists groundbreaking data on human survivability and interaction with particular bionetworks.

The University of Arizona had the 40-acre Biosphere 2 campus donated in 2011, maintaining it as a hub of serious research while expanding its mission to encompass interactive educational outreach. Each year, thousands pass through the on-site labs and classrooms as well as stroll the Biosphere 2 interior to view films, experience multimedia exhibits, or embark on guided tours. Tours venture into the actual ecosystems, allowing earthlings to note biodiversity, smell fresh precipitation in the rain forest, and savor the softness of savannah grassland underfoot until the resident grumpy old man yells at you to get the heck off his lawn. Before their dramatic conclusion at a million-gallon ocean tank, tours delve into the basement to explore the technosphere, where visitors can witness the deep inhales and exhales of the sphere’s respiratory system.

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