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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96099-2360
+1 800-887-8532
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Redding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums
Owner description: 300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Liked the science part inside nice place to go when hot! Disliked how its called Turtle Bay and the turtle area is a joke! other animals are cool birds raccoon etc! There going to be building a hotel there and not happy about that, great for kids. They give AAA discounts... this is where the sundial bridge is also

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum is well done and laid out. We almost missed the best part which is to look past the front counter and you will see glass doors. Go out the doors and follow the wooden deck path to a great area for kids to explore, feed lorikeets, play with butterflies play with water, visit animals, slide on a huge... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped here with a 3 year old on our way from central CA to Oregon. It didn't quite live up to the reviews--place is hot & dusty. Not really wonderful shade to view the show. The upside was there weren't many people. The downside was there wasn't much to do & see. Many animals had "time off" & weren't... More

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McKinleyville, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A pleasant way to learn about the Redding area and what made it what it is. A bonus is that after touring the exhibits right outside the door is a perfect spot for an afternoon picnic.

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Whittier, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

In Redding for a couple of days, and stopped by with my family to check this out. What a great time. and you don't even have to go in turtle bay itself to enjoy yourself. The bridge is beautiful and the different hikes available to you as you wonder the grounds were lovely.

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Sioux City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

we had a wonderful time very nice staff and clean was very interesting oved the animal show the staff so friendly

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Roseburg, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful for the kids. Random animals in the zoo area and tiny cages were a bit depressing but the inside area was fabulous

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We decided to stop here on our way through Redding as a break, since we had a reciprocal membership at another museum. The kids had fun on our break, they are young (6,5,4,2) so they had a few things to do. They liked the dishes and the walk out to the parakeets was a favorite of my 4 year old.... More

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Mosier, Oregon, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

great place to take a break from the freeway. Strolling galore, be sure to at least walk across the Sundial Bridge. The gardens are great, plan to stay awhile. Worth the admission if you focus on what you are seeing. In summer the bridge glass can get hot. No signs indicate you can't pack in food.

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Sacramento
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Interpretive displays share the local and natural history of Native Americans, life on the Sacramento River and throughout the region. Great hands-on activities for kids. Rotating displays and art. Spend the day. Enjoy the Sundial Bridge, Sacramento River Trail, Arboretum, animal shows, and plant nursery.

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