How is the Biodome Different?
What it is about
The Biodome will be beyond a museum, zoo, or standard conservatory. It will serve as a nature immersion community activity center - a space to cultivate mental health, interpersonal connections, goodwill, and community growth. It will be a place to remember the life and beauty of our world.
The Biodome is all about generating solutions for a better future in which we all live closer to and spend more time in nature.
Who it is for
The Biodome is intended to be a neighborhood facility instead of a singular metropolitan or regional attraction. It will be a community activity, learning, and engagement center providing education and information on environmental practices and local issues. It will also serve as a hub of social science research, helping us all to understand and enhance our engagement with nature.
We want to enhance life at the local community level. That means transforming the daily life of kids growing up, college students navigating stressful exams, and families working through day-to-day stress. It means providing a welcoming space for relaxation, socialization, and learning. It means creating a gathering place for seniors, for families, and for friends.
How will it work
We plan to reverse the standard conservatory business model. Instead of limited free time slots, like a free afternoon on Thursdays, for example, the Biodome would be free at the door all week during business hours and Monday through Wednesday evenings. To be financially self-sustaining, there would be rental and door charge event times on Thursday through Sunday evenings, and an optional weekend entrance fee. While financially sustainable, the Biodome would also not be a profit-oriented business.