Biosphere 2 is a research facility that has fans of all scientific disciplines-even those of science fiction-eager to visit its Arizona digs on former ranchlands.
Is Biosphere 2 Utopia?. Biosphere 2 is a unique research center that is under the auspices of the University of Arizona. Here, scientists look into many different aspects of planet Earth’s past, present, and future condition, including climate changes that are happening around the globe. From rain forest drought resistance to the colonization of other planets, the research at Biosphere 2 is out of this world-and also for its benefit.
Biosphere 2 and Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon. Located thirty miles from Biosphere 2, Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon is a stylish hacienda-style hotel with spacious, modern accommodations and reasonable rates. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast buffet and wireless Internet access as well as our outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi spa tub. Guests enjoy relaxing in our luxuriously landscapped courtyards with fountains surrounded by lush foliage. After you see what living on Mars might be like at Biosphere 2, return to the luxurious comfort of your Comfort Suites guestroom and relax!
Biosphere 2 History. Not surprising, the area that is now Biosphere 2 had modern origins that are quintessentially southwestern-it was a ranch, Samaniego’s CDO Ranch to be precise. After evolving into a conference center in the mid-twentieth century, the place became Biosphere 2 in 1984, and in 2007, the University of Arizona took the reins of the research center in hand.
Touring Biosphere 2. Curious to see Biosphere 2 for yourself? Since 2002, the facility has been open to the public, and tourists may see a great deal, from the living quarters where “Biospherians” live to the farmlands that they cultivate for food and research. Self-guided tours of the exterior as well as more comprehensive guided tours are available every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.