The Biosphere 2 is located only about 45 minutes north of downtown Tucson. It’s an Earth systems science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. It has been owned by the University of Arizona since 2011.
The drive took about 20 minutes from where I live. It’s tucked away in the desert hills and the surrounding landscape were lots of green plants. The location is peaceful and quiet. We were able to catch the last tour of the day, which lasted for a little over an hour. There are 5 areas that we were shown, Rain-forest, Ocean, Savannah, Marsh and the Desert. I really enjoyed the ocean area; the smell of it reminded me of home. It’s a must to visit when you come to Tucson.