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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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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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We walked all over here with a baby in the stoller. Learned many interesting things about nature. The Sundial is cool to see. We had a blast taking pictures with the Sundial. Be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We walked all over here with a baby in the stoller. Learned many interesting things about nature. The Sundial is cool to see. We had a blast taking pictures with the Sundial. Be careful of the spiders...they are creepy, walk on other side of bridge. Down by the water, there's a plaque that will explain the spiders. As much as... More 

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Redding
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You can see a few animals, some fish and see a tree and roots. Definitely not worth what you have to pay. The extra Exhibits they have occasionally you have to pay extra for. I don't how people afford to take their whole families.

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Turtle B, Public Relations Manager at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review! I just wanted to take a moment to clarify that we no longer charge extra for guests to see the rotating exhibits in our Exploration Hall and/or Art Gallery. The admission price is all inclusive, save for feeding the birds in the Parrot Playhouse, which is $1, but entry there is included, as... More 

Rocklin, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had never ever stopped in Redding before and was just looking for someplace to walk off a great meal when we ran across this unexpected pleasure.I just wish we could have spent the whole day as there is plenty to do.

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Redding, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum and park are great. Love how the exhibits change. The aquarium hosts many fish; I can watch them for hours. An added treat is when Timber, the beaver, decides to swim. Looking forward to when the Sheraton Hotel is built so if I can't host friends and family when they come up, they will have a nice place... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The little ones really enjoyed the Bird Cage exhibit---various species roam free and on occasion will land on the little ones-- this is a treat!

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's not a large building but we had a good time. Very nice display. We really enjoyed the display showing the tree root system. Also, the game room for the children was fun. The animal show was great.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a great experience for the whole family at the sun dial bridge, the walking on the wild side animal show, the aquariums in museum. I wish there was more live animals than what we seen, but all and all it was worth it. Our whole family interacted and enjoyed the mind bending part of the museum. The walk... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Interesting museum located just steps away from the Sundial Bridge. The best section was the puzzle room where you can almost spend the whole day. The bird sanctuary is also a must see with their beautiful rainbow lorikeets which land on you and you can feed.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great activities, hands-on experiences at the discovery museum and fun educational seminars for the children.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I just joined after living in Redding for years. My Senior friend and I enjoyed it so much the first time, we've gone back twice.

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