Amazon's jungle-like biodomes, a workspace for the retailer's Seattle employees, will open to the general public two Saturdays a month, according to the facility's website.
Amazon is opening its Spheres a bit wider to the public.
The jungle-like corporate workspace at the heart of the retailer’s Seattle campus, open to employees since January, will get public visiting hours two Saturdays a month, according to the facility’s website.
Admission to the unguided tour is free, but visitors will need to reserve a time slot online. The first visitation day is April 21, and reservations are available 30 days in advance of each date, the company says. A fixed schedule of Saturdays hasn’t yet been set.
To get into the glass-domed spheres, which hold tens of thousands of plants, visitors previously needed to hop onto a broader Amazon headquarters tour. Those tours on Wednesdays were booked solid through June, which is as far into the future as Amazon was offering reservations.
Most Read Business Stories
- Tall buildings out of timber? In the face of climate change, Seattle encourages it VIEW
- Amazon workers have mixed reactions to Bezos' carbon-neutral pledge VIEW
- A.I. 101: What is artificial intelligence and where is it going?
- Changes at Whole Foods — and lack of communications — prompt concerns among some employees
- Consultant extorted $8 million from Seattle cryptocurrency startup, feds charge
An exhibit called Understory, which showcases the architecture and horticulture displayed in the building, didn’t offer a trip inside the employees-only area, leaving some guests disappointed.
The newly expanded Spheres visiting hours were spotted earlier by GeekWire.