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Spring Discovery Nights at Biosphere 2

Spring Discovery Nights at Biosphere 2
Saturday evenings Mar. 1, 8, and 29, 2014. 4:00 – 8:00 PM


Discovery Nights




Biosphere 2 will continue Discovery Nights and be open for extended hours on three Saturday evenings this March. Each evening will be a family-friendly night of stargazing, hands-on science activities, nighttime tours of the facility, and special exhibits just being opened to the public for the first time.

The Saturday evening Discovery Night events will run from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and no RSVP or registration is required. All activities are included in the standard admission price. In addition to telescopes for examining the heavens and after-dark exploration of Biosphere 2 itself, other features will include special exhibit grand openings and a QR-code scavenger hunt. Other UA departments and community partner entities will provide hands-on content as well, including live reptiles, marine creatures, and tree-ring science. The exhibit grand openings will change on a week-to-week basis – please see below for detailed offerings and updates. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside Biosphere 2 at the original Kitchen from a local restaurant beginning at 3pm.

Biosphere 2 Discovery Night activities are included with the price of Biosphere 2 admission (food is an additional cost) from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

OVERNIGHT possibility available on March 29th.


March 1st, 2014: The Amazing Amazon

Come explore the world of the Amazon rainforest as we unveil our Amazon Rainforest research photo exhibit.

PHOTOS: Rainforest Research Team, Cloudy Day at B2, Reptile Outreach


March 8th, 2014: Into the Desert Sea

Join us for the exciting grand re-opening of the Ocean Gallery, with windows looking into the Biosphere 2 Ocean, and the launch of our new "Return to the Sea of Cortez" exhibit. Travel down to the Sea of Cortez and learn about the sea life that lives there. Ribbon cutting at 5:00 p.m.    [Want to learn more? Watch a video about our ocean plans.]


March 29th, 2014: The Future is Now

The world of Science Fiction has slowly become reality! Join us for a movie (Forbidden Planet screening at 5:30 p.m.) followed by a discussion panel of scientists who are helping move us forward.


STAY OVERNIGHT Saturday March 29th. For more information check out this unique overnight opportunity!


Please check website regularly as offerings are subject to change.