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Day Trip to Biosphere 2

Ok it sounds like people are prefering to meet in their area and get into into a carpool and meet at the biosphere it takes 2 hours to get there from phx so Please try to be at the biosphere by 9 am in reading about it gets hot so I want to go in when they open at 9 am and after the tour we will get lunch together--let me know if you want to go to the queen creek olive mill which is almost on the way Back.

Carpools

1) Johnny -west valley - Full Car

Freddy, Katrina, Angie, Cheryl, Rich

2) Jeff - Chandler- might have 1 spot

, Alma, , Marilo

3)Cyndi - Queen Creek - room

Audra

4) Jon Tempe  full

Burcu and hylari and Bill

 

looking for riders or to car pool - Jay, , Julie,tee

Other - not carpooling meeting us there

Steve , heather , Mark, Kathye, Brian

 

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Adults $20

  • Seniors ages 62+ $18
  • AAA Members $18
  • Military $18
  • Children ages 6–12 $13
  • UA Student/Faculty w/Catcard–$10

 

Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. Come experience the remarkable Biosphere 2 which Time Life Books recently named one of the 50 must see "Wonders of the World". See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure not found anywhere else. Discover real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in the specially designed mini-world.

The visitor center houses exhibits and multi-media displays along with a Bookstore and Cafe. You won't want to miss our new feature movie showing in the main theater which describes the past, present and future of the project. Your entry into the Biosphere is led by a tour guide who takes you inside and under the glass. The beautiful trail system takes you on a once in a lifetime tour that lets you smell our ocean and see a tropical Rainforest up close. In addition to escorting you through the upper Biomes, your interpretive tour guide takes you through the basement “technosphere” and into the amazing lungs that help the Biosphere system breathe. Your tour will conclude in the custom-built underwater ocean viewing gallery where you can explore the million-gallon ocean and its real coral reef. Before or after your tour, take time to enjoy the many different programs or events that are offered throughout the season. Your experience will be like no other!

The admission desk at our visitor center will provide tour times and start locations.

TOUR REQUIREMENTS
The under-the-glass walking tour of Biosphere 2 consists of approximately 150 stairs (up and down) and the route is just under one mile to walk round-trip. The tour duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes with a considerable amount of standing (The tour has an additional 10 minutes of travel time to and from the Visitor Center). The tour spends time outside as well as inside the Biosphere 2 research facility itself. The weather can range from quite cold in the winter months to extremely warm during the summer months. Winter and spring weather can be unpredictable in southern Arizona so wearing layers of clothing is recommended. Comfortable, closed-toed shoes are also highly recommended as the tour route includes standing, climbing and walking. Unfortunately, due to low ceilings (in some areas) and doorways, babies and children can NOT be carried on an adult's back. Front carrying and front slings are acceptable. Tours are conducted on days with inclement weather unless the weather conditions pose a hazard to the safety of the visitors and staff. The interior of the Biosphere 2 research facility is heated and cooled based on current research protocols and as a result visitors may experience a variety of heat and humidity conditions on the under-the-glass guided tour. Bottled water is allowed on the tour and encouraged. Visitors who have medical considerations, special needs, are non-ambulatory or have other conditions may want to arrange for a less rigorous tour, please see ACCESSIBILITY.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a low stress, well organized event. I met many nice people and made some new friends. It couldn't be a better meetup. Thanks cyndi!!!!!

    August 19, 2012

  • Marilo

    Very educational...

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had an awesome time meeting and making new friends! :)

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cyndi, thanks for making this great trip a success. Had a super time and some many nice people. I look forward to meeting you all at the next event.

    1 · August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a great idea cyndi. Thanks for hosting it. Restaurant idea was great also.

    August 18, 2012

  • Freddie H.

    Had a blast! Thank you!

    August 18, 2012

  • Freddie H.

    Likewise Jon!

    August 18, 2012

  • Jon

    Had a great time...it was nice to meet everyone..

    1 · August 18, 2012

  • Kathleen

    I want to hear all about it wanted to try and make it but to much to do leaving town tommorrow

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did not make it out in time- see u next time.

    August 18, 2012

  • cyndi

    my number is[masked]

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cyndi - I live in Queen Creek too. Carpool?

    July 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cyndi, Thought I saw a message fro you about when and where tomorrow but can't seem to locate it. Cell (602)[masked]

      August 17, 2012

    • cyndi

      yes I emailed you on Sunday to confirm everything and gave you all the info..have not heard back. I also tried calling you tonight

      August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there anymore carpool vacancies?

    August 16, 2012

    • cyndi

      I have room in my car from queen creek or you can email Jeff and see if he has a spot still

      August 17, 2012

  • Nicole

    Can I get a ride/car pool with someone(s)? I live at Northern Ave and the 51 Freeway, Phoenix[masked]

    August 17, 2012

  • Bill A.

    Jon, Where are we meeting in Tempe on Saturday?

    August 17, 2012

    • Jon

      [masked] Tempe market place red robin parking lot

      August 17, 2012

    • Bill A.

      Great, See you then

      August 17, 2012

  • brigette

    Ok. I am canceling my RSVP. Carpooling and finding a ride with someone or even sharing my big suv just has not worked . Maybe when I get to know more people this process will b much easier. Dissapointed but hey! ... Guess I will go cycle my normal sAturday ride. Thank u cyndi for organizing this. Hope u do something like this again . Can't wait to meet all of u guys sometime.

    August 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't give up! will look forward to meeting you at some other meetup.

      August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi- I'm coming from the West Valley (I-10 and Jackrabbit Trail) but will be combining the return trip with a work related stop near beautiful Eloy. I have carpool room for 3 but you will have to catch another ride on the way back as my work stop will take 2-3 hours. Sounds tempting? :/

    August 17, 2012

  • Bill A.

    I was looking to carpool with someone, but it looks like all are full now. Let me know if anyone has a seat open. I am coming from N Scottsdale and can meet anywhere along the 101S corridor.

    August 14, 2012

    • cyndi

      You are in Jon's car

      August 14, 2012

    • Bill A.

      Thanks,I see that now.

      August 15, 2012

  • cyndi

    Ok I have spent hours trying help people with carpools sending emails and trying to help I still have 12 people that have not responded to my personal email to them. I have given people suggestion to email each other Please email the people who are not in carpools and try to get it together that way if you have a question just for one person it does not need to be posted here

    August 14, 2012

  • brigette

    Ok. One last suggestion. I have a suv that holds 6 to 7 people. Bill ... Jon... Hylari.. Etc..could we take that and then I could go with someone. U guys can drive it. I don't care. Not comfortable going with just guys as I am not knowing anybody.

    August 14, 2012

    • cyndi

      Please email the others

      August 14, 2012

  • Jon

    Bill adams you are one of my three passengers....

    August 14, 2012

  • Jon

    I have three spots and all are full...is no one else coming from the awatukee area? Bill from north phoenix are you still driving? If so do you have any seats available

    August 13, 2012

  • brigette

    Bill...Jon... Anyone meeting in Tempe..can I join u in car? Friendly hitchhiker here. :)

    August 13, 2012

    • cyndi

      Not everyone sees the messages on here so please email them

      August 13, 2012

  • brigette

    This is so frustrating trying to find a ride. Guess no takers with suv. Don't want to waste my gas for just 2 people. Brig:)

    August 13, 2012

    • cyndi

      there is plenty of people that say they need rides try emailing them or send bill a message as he said he would drive. also if you are counting Rich he is bringing a guest so that is 2 people

      August 13, 2012

  • Jon

    You bet...

    August 13, 2012

  • Bill A.

    Jom, Can I carpool with you?

    August 13, 2012

  • brigette

    Hey rich!! U can go with me. Hylari and the rest meeting at Tempe marketplace.. I have an suv that seats 6 to 7. I u guys can ride with me and rich. Cyndi... Are they still on the waiting list? My phone number is[masked] 6715. Brig

    August 12, 2012

  • Jon

    In order to get there by 9 we must leave no later than 6:30 am at tempe marketplace red robin parking lot...i would like to go to the lunch after in queen creek so please keep this in mind if you want a ride...

    August 12, 2012

  • Jon

    Burcu and hylari seats saved...will set a time shortly

    August 12, 2012

  • Hylari

    Jon save me a seat. What time?[masked]

    August 12, 2012

  • Jon

    I can pick up anyone that needs a ride at tempe marketplace or close to...

    August 12, 2012

  • Hylari

    I can carpool from Scottsdale. Prefer Not to drive but will pitch in for gas.

    August 12, 2012

  • brigette

    Ok. Final count. Any carpooling from ahwatukee or close? I offered my big suv but looks like it might be better to meet up with another car. Anyone leaving from Arizona mills or somewhere around Tempe?

    August 12, 2012

    • cyndi

      Brigette see richs post on here

      August 12, 2012

  • Rich

    I'll be happy to meet in Tempe to ride with someone...

    August 12, 2012

  • Rich

    Hey I need to carpool with someone.. my car no good condition to drive that far.. will be happy to pitch in for gas.. Im a fun loving guy...live in North Phoenix.....

    August 9, 2012

  • Mark

    I live in Tucson, so I'll meet everyone at the Biosphere.

    1 · August 8, 2012

  • Steve

    I have room in my car but maybe leaving on fri night and not returning until Saturday night/Sunday. If just need a ride in one direction (south) let me know. I'll be leaving from the Maricopa/Casa Grande area

    August 8, 2012

  • brigette

    Well I guess I am now looking for a ride with someone as I guess all the ahwatukee people are going with others?

    August 8, 2012

    • cyndi

      I have 15 people I have not heard from yet. Also I have Julie in your car unless Julie has gotten another ride and not told me yet

      August 8, 2012

    • cyndi

      the other person from yoru area vj is no longer going

      August 8, 2012

  • cyndi

    I have only heard back from half of you--if you are not listed above with how you are getting there please update me thanks

    August 8, 2012

  • Johnny E D.

    My car is full now. I will send out at text to all riding with me about where to meet and when.

    August 8, 2012

  • Dana

    That would be great Johnny, thanks!

    August 5, 2012

    • cyndi

      still confirming Johnny seats in Johnnys car and will advise you

      August 6, 2012

    • cyndi

      ok the other 2 in Johnnys car never responded so Johnny has room I beleive- check with him

      August 7, 2012

  • Johnny E D.

    Dana, I am driving folks from the west side. I believe I have a couple of seats available.

    August 5, 2012

    • cyndi

      I am still confirming there is open seats at this time I am finding out who needs rides and where they are coming from and I will add to list

      August 6, 2012

    • cyndi

      ok the other 2 in Johnnys car never responded so Johnny has room I beleive- check with him

      August 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK. my car is full. Marilo is in my car with Alma And Steve.

    August 6, 2012

  • Marilo

    Hi Jeff! I hope you got my email... yes please i like to carpool with you.

    August 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see that Sharon posted that she is not going. I now have a spot in my car. Chandler starting point. Marilo, if you want to ride with us we have room. contact me to confirm your spot.

    August 6, 2012

  • brigette

    I live in ahwatukee at chandler blvd and I 10. Can I join u guys in car. I have a suv that holds more than two. Would luv to go with new friends.

    August 5, 2012

  • Dana

    I'm still looking for a ride in someone's car. I live in the west valley at Indian School Rd and Litchfield Rd

    August 5, 2012

  • Johnny E D.

    Those who said they were riding with me, please contact me. You can text me at[masked]

    August 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to carpool. I live in Ahwatukee off I-10 and Ray. Is anybody else carpooling from that location or direction?

    August 5, 2012

  • Marilo

    anybody have a space for me please?

    August 5, 2012

    • cyndi

      where are you located

      August 5, 2012

    • Marilo

      Chandler

      August 5, 2012

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