TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Biosphere 2 has been part of Tucson's history for the past 25 years. Dedicated to research and the understanding of Earth's future, the facility is truly one-of-a-kind.
Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day at Biosphere 2. Deputy Director of the facility, John Adams says this all-day event is special. "Not only is it Earth Day, but it's also Biosphere 2's 10th anniversary under the University of Arizona's management and the University of Arizona's research at this amazing facility."
This event will have something for all ages! Activities will include panel discussions and presentations on the lawn covering the topics of food, energy, water and the earth. Special tours will also be available. Adams says, "If you want to get your hands a little dirty, help us release 10,000 Hermit Crabs in our ocean. We're also going to be releasing a couple hundred thousand ladybugs in our rainforest. We're going to ask the public to help us out with that, in addition to having Biosphere open for people to move through at their own pace."
In the early evening, Earth Day will conclude with a sunset performance by Tucson-based rock band, Calexico.
Ticket prices for Earth Day are $24 for adults, $15 for students and teachers with valid ID cards, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids younger than 6. VIP admission tickets, which include lawn seats for the concert are available for $32.