Biosphere 2 Conference Center

With a size comparable to two-and-a-half football fields, the Biosphere 2 is the largest closed system ever created. The glass facility is elevated nearly 4,000 feet (1300 m) above sea level at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in Oracle, Arizona, about a half hour outside of Tucson.

Biosphere 2 contains representative biomes: a 1,900 square meter rainforest, an 850 square meter ocean with a coral reef, 450 square meter mangrove wetlands, a 1,300 square meter savannah grassland, a 1,400 square meter fog desert, a 2,500 square meter agricultural system, a human habitat, and a below-ground level technical infrastructure. Time Life Books designated Biosphere 2 as one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world!

Transportation

Note: shuttle bus service will be arranged to/from Tucson International Airport [TUS] only. Contact the transportation vendor with details about arrival and departure in order to reserve seating arrangements. The cost for shuttle service is included in the registration fee.

TUS is approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes from Biosphere 2. Attendees arriving to/departing from Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport [PHX] must arrange their own transportation. The distance from PHX to Biosphere 2 is approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.