# Science center
How Does Biosphere 2 Work & Why Should You Go Visit?
Did you know that in the midst of the Arizona desert there is a place where once a crew locked themselves inside for 2 solid years to observe vegetation and find out of they could thrive in the controlled environment? This location is called Biosphere 2 and its story is fascinating and ongoing. Today we are visiting this location which is now run by the University of Arizona and learning about what makes this location so special even today!
Local Highlight: Lancaster Science Factory, PA
The Lancaster Science Factory is a fun place to be if you're a curious kid. This spot, located right outside Lancaster City, is a hands-on, interactive center for children, and ideal for those ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade. I recently visited the science center with my own kids, and they absolutely loved it. After almost 3 hours in the place they were still sad we had to leave.