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Reviewed March 31, 2014
Reviewed March 31, 2014
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What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for admission and public tour for two (up to $40 value)
- $40 for admission and public tour for four (up to $80 value)
- $80 for admission and public tour for eight (up to $160 value)
The 75-minute under-the-glass guided walking tour takes guests from the visitor center into Biosphere 2’s three-acre complex. Guides lead tours through the ecosystems, research facilities, and multimedia exhibits housed within the historical enclosure.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for admission and public tour. After promotional value expires, amount paid must be used towards the same services offered in the voucher. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Biosphere 2
In 1984, Space Biospheres Ventures purchased a unique Sonoran Desert property north of Tucson in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains. There, the company expanded its sci-fi-sounding activities—the development of space-colonization technology—and built the $200 million dollar mini-world 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 sealed systems, human survivability and the future of life on our planet.
The University of Arizona took over management and 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. Now, visitors can experience three new adventure tours: the classic "Under the Glass," amazing "30 Year History," or the engaging "Family" tour. The immersive experience includes a feature movie, multi-media exhibits, and a uniquely built indoor trail system. Visitors see and smell a rainforest, million gallon ocean, coastal fog desert, and technology grid all under 6,500 panes of glass.