The largest artificial closed ecological system that explore the aspects of mankind
colonies outside of earth.
note: The location of Biosphere 2 is 50 min drive north east of Tucson, it can be done as a
day trip or as an off the main I10 drive, stop when going from Phoenix to
thoughts: I still remember the tv shows about this experiment from the 90’s … I
visit here 2 times and really enjoy the visit. I like this place, half a museum
and half a living experiment that you can get inside, understand the difficulties
and the challenges we will need to overcome if we want to live outer space.
facility located in Oracle, Arizona. It was originally constructed at 1987 with
the mission to be an artificial closed ecological system, it remains the
largest closed system ever created.
2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological
systems to support and maintain human life in outer space.
structure includes 7 different biomes like: rainforest, ocean with a coral
reef, mangrove wetlands, agricultural system and a human habitat with living
only 2 full closed-system experiment: once from 1991 to 1993, and the second at
1994. Both attempts, though heavily publicized, ran into problems including low
amounts of food and oxygen and other issues.
is a self-guided tour: one-way path around the exterior and portions of the
interior of Biosphere 2.This
fascinating, family-friendly experience will be guided by a tour app.
on your level of interest this visit can take between 2hr to half a day.