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Biosphere 2, Tucson

Biosphere 2 - Tucson, Arizona
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Biosphere 2
32540 South Biosphere Road, Oracle, AZ 85623Map
+1 520 896 6200
Neighborhood: Outside the city
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As much a monument to scientific novelty as anything else, this once-famed sealed dome was the site of an early 1990s experiment in contained life support. Remember the internecine jealousies and fractious disputes? Like a “Real Housewives” show, only with loftier goals. Visitors today can contemplate both the transitory nature of scientific experiment and the much-expanded facility’s (now 7.2 million cubic feet under glass) current incarnation as a research center, operated by the University of Arizona. Among the scientific studies conducted here are closed-loop biology, the health and evolution of contained environments, and how they relate to the first biosphere, earth itself.

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By Shomara Cruz | Posted 05/11/11
  Like a “Real Housewives” show, only with loftier goals. Visitors today can contemplate both the transitory nature of scientific experiment and the much-expanded facility’s (now 7.2 million cubic feet under glass) current incarnation as a research center, operated by the University of Arizona. culturalandadventuretravel.com...   Read More
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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Educational, Tours
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