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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Address: 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96099-2360
Phone Number: +1 800-887-8532
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical...
300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking trails, forestry center and ecology exhibits are all part of our expansive environmental and cultural museum complex.
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Great Family place

Get the season pass, it is a good value, the animal attractions were my son's favorite, show up at 10 each day to see them feed the fish

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Get the season pass, it is a good value, the animal attractions were my son's favorite, show up at 10 each day to see them feed the fish

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a great place to visit with my 4 year old. We try to go at least once a month and spend a few hours playing in the park and exploring inside the museum. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After visiting the bridge, I wandered over to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park and museum and what a pleasant surprise. From the main entrance, it looks small and I wasn't sure that it would be worth the price of admission. Thank goodness I decided to go in because it is larger than one thinks. The building houses a hands on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was a great little stop. The perfect size for little ones and very nice. One of the docents was about 12 and she was lovely. Very knowledgable and personable. I was impressed. They had a neat candy exhibit that we really enjoyed. However, this leads to one thing that was challenging: the candy for sale IN THE FRONT. Right... More 

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Gaston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We loved exploring Turtle Bay. The museum has a lot to offer. We went during their candy exhibit which was a great experience. The outside of the museum offers a huge playground and more exhibits. Overall it is worth the time to check out this museum. Walk on the Sundial Bridge to experience that as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had my granddaughter & a young friend with me...they loved all the hands-on activities. Add to that the animal exhibits and animal show & the day was gone before we knew it. FUN!

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a good place to go for children and the young at heart. Across the sundial bridge is the atrium which is great to walk through

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Part of the Sundial Bridge experience...there is a small aquarium/museum indoors and quite a long trail to walk around the park...and a very large arboretum full of flowers and plants from all over the world. You can easily spend hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Turtle Bay is a great place for the entire family. So much to see and do...every time I visit I discover something I've not seen before. Great exhibits. Special events every weekend. There is something for everyone at Turtle Bay Exploration Park!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My grand children love this place and so do I! It is always the place they want to go when they come to visit. The Parrot Play House is must see. Do not miss this. The exhibits are changed frequently so never the same thing twice. I enjoy it as much as the kids do.

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