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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tons to do depending on What is happening here. Between Chocolate, Butterflies, Math learning experiences & Wild Animals (caged) Turtle Bay Redding is fun for kids of all ages and it's attached to Reddings Sundial Bridge. My family& friends love this place.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a quaint little museum which has a lot of local cultural information plus good changing exhibits. It is a something for everyone place.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

one of the ponds along the trail has lots of turtles and usually a egret or two. plus, we frequently have sited bald eagles overhead.

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