A Truly Unique Venue

Breathtaking architectural spaces serve as inspiring points of departure for meetings, workshops and gatherings.

Solitude and Convenience

Located just minutes away from Tucson in a stunning natural setting, you'll find that working, meeting and relaxing are never more than a few steps away.

Educational Opportunities

Biosphere 2 is the world's largest earth science laboratory, designed explicitly for dialogue and discovery.

Accessible and Convenient

Just north of Tucson, and an easy drive from Phoenix, the Biosphere 2 campus is surrounded by the scenic Sonoran Desert.

Corporate Citizenship

Biosphere 2 facilities are modeled on principles of sustainability and responsible energy use.

A Perfect Fit For Your Event

The Biosphere 2 Conference & Retreat Center has wonderful facilities to meet the needs of you or your group.

Unique Educational Retreat

With its lush indoor rain forest and million-gallon ocean under its 3.14 acre roof, Biosphere 2 provides a unique window on some of the most pressing global Grand Challenges.

A Place of Vision and Purpose

Located on the Biosphere 2 campus in the serene foothills of the Catalina Mountains, the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 Conference & Retreat Center provides an inspiring setting for conferences, workshops, retreats, summer and winter schools, and events that unleash creative thinking and promote the free exchange of ideas between scientists and students, entrepreneurs and educators, executives and engineers, planners, policymakers and the general public.

Work, Learn and Relax

Nested within the breathtaking environment of the Sonoran Desert, the Biosphere 2 Conference & Retreat Center provides a perfect location to unwind and socialize between or after meetings. Its fully high-speed networked campus of 28 Santa Fe-style casitas offers over 100 single or double-capacity sleeping rooms and several double-occupancy offices within easy walking distance of all conference facilities and the Biosphere 2 laboratories.

Flexible Options, Functional Spaces

Choose from indoor and/or outdoor planning options, including eight meeting rooms in a variety of sizes, all equipped with white boards, LCD projectors, and broadband wifi. And select amongst a number of catering options, from high-end gourmet meals to simple snacks or sandwiches.

Academic Organizations

  • Workshops
  • Symposia
  • Extended Programs
  • Outreach Activities


  • Corporate Retreats
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Team Building
  • Executive Planning

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