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Biosphere 2
Science Museum
Today 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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32540 S Biosphere Rd Oracle, AZ 85739
32540 South Biosphere RoadUSArizonaOracle85739
(520) 838-6200b2science.org
Science Museum, Research FoundationToday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 4:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Modeled on Earth, this science center offers tours of a rainforest & ocean in a 3-acre greenhouse.- Google
"Our tour guide was amazing."
"Not great for: Young children, people who have difficulty with stairs."
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Rebecca Jackson
3 weeks ago
LOVED IT LIKE A PANCAKE THANKS WORLD FOR THE AMAZIN SCIENCE!!! I LOVE AMURICA! I LIKE FLUFFY PANCAKES TOO. it sucked get a life, yeah what he said.
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David Holmstrom
5 months ago
This will sound like a lot of the other reviews, but I too was very bothered by the tour guide! It was great to see the Bioshpere2 and the engineering that went into it, but having to listen to the tour guide rant about his personal beliefs and feel like we were being lectured the whole time really spoiled the day. I normally don't write reviews, but after listening to the tour guide talk about how he believes in following the law, then to have him go into telling how some of the plants and trees were brought in illegally by a gentleman because sometimes the greater good overrides the law was to much. The University of Arizona is trying to turn the Bioshpere2 into a money making tour machine and they are letting the structure rust in places and need to be careful if the tour guides are turning people off by spouting their personal opinions. The tour guide also kept asking for the group to send other people their way that would want to see the tour. After seeing it once, I would have a hard time recommending someone paying the high admission price. Seeing the Karchner caverns was a much better outing.
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Rick Ranalli
11 months ago
There is nowhere else on Earth like Biosphere 2. The complex itself is a marvel of engineering and the past and ongoing science behind it is fascinating. Science can benefit as much from unexpected results and mistakes as it does from "successes," so the initial highly-publicized original experiment was certainly not a "failure". The worst part about the tour was the tour guide. He was rude, impatient, and nearly disinterested in what he was saying. I really wanted to give a 5-star rating, but the Univ. of Arizona (owner of B2) should be more careful with their public relations. The tour guide is really the only significant representative guests are likely to meet. Great for: Adults and teenagers, science/engineering or recent history buffs, inquiring minds... Not great for: Young children, people who have difficulty with stairs
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Maxine Jol
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great place to visit, very interesting.
Janelle Sadar
3 months ago
My husband and I had a very interesting and informative afternoon at Biosphere2. The tour is not intended for the very young, elderly or those with physical difficulties. Our tour guide was very good and tried to keep the group involved with questions and a few jokes. Regarding all the comments about Biosphere2 "just being an overgrown greenhouse"...that what the earth, Biosphere1, is. There is no such thing as a failed experiment, it is a work in progress; that's what science is. The only person in our 35+ tour group that knew what Biosphere1 is was an 8-yearold boy! No, this tour is not a trip to Disneyland or Las Vegas...it's a science experiment. Well done, well maintained.
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Jeffrey Jordan
5 months ago
The worst part is they have no facilities for people who don't take the tour. If you arrive with a carload of people and some want to tour and others don't, or can't because they can't do all the walking (e.g., the elderly), the others cannot go to the cafe, they can't go to the scenic overlook, they can't even wait in the visitor center because they kick you out at 4:30 and the tours go well past 5. So don't stop here on a roadtrip with grandma unless you are happy leaving her in the scorching heat or freezing cold of the parking lot. I'm frankly stupefied that the folks who engineered the Biosphere fell so flat on their faces engineering the visitor experience to the Biosphere. Staff were very business-like and not friendly. I hesitate to say rude, but my experience with them was not pleasant.
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RedDawgCj Gaming
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DID ANYONE KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE WERE?! THEY WERE ACTORS FROM A THEATER AND SOME NEVER WENT TO COLLEGE, WORST IDEA EVER!
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Kristina Maakestad
9 months ago
My grandmother and I went on the guided tour and were amazed. It's more than about the biology but the fats of human ingenuity and engineering that made it possible. Our tour guide was amazing.