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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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Excellent spot to spend the day

Mothers Day --- took the daughter, grandson and wife , all had nice time, especially enjoyed thebirds and the butterflies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Corning, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great fun for everyone, butterfly's landing on heads, shoulders, plants, and u can feed them. Educational , fun, and u can scarf down an crushed Ice drink, ice cream or chose to have a nice treat or meal in the cafe, or walk on the sun dial bridge! 3 things to do at one family stop! Gotta love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great family fun, lots to learn and to touch. Would recommend anytime, events a calendar change, so make sure you check before going.

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Eureka
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have enjoyed Turtle Bay so much that we signed up to be members even though we live three hours away! The kids got to release butterflies, feed the birds, play at the playground and see awesome animals like the Honey Badger. We have so much fun every time we come. The sweet candy mountain display was there last time... More 

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Corning, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Mothers Day --- took the daughter, grandson and wife , all had nice time, especially enjoyed thebirds and the butterflies.

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Redding, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a must to visit if you are coming to Redding for the first time. The park has a great museum featuring local history, animals and plant life. A lot of hands on activities for children both inside and out! Even a play area oustside! It is not only family friendly but great for any age group. A walk... More 

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Redding
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Says it all, don't waste your time. Other cities have parks and zoos. Redding has vagrants, traffic light cameras, and turtle bay. Woo hoo, no wonder everyone says there's nothing to do in Redding. :(

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Scio, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The main building has some interesting, fun and hands on things. There are some large fish in a man made aquarium, and some museum items with a few animals and some artifacts. Out back is a wonderful play area for kids. There are a few birds to see, and the parrot house where you can go in, pay a dollar... More 

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Eureka, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Quiet, peaceful and the walking trails some of the best. The children's garden is out of of this world. The bridge for its size is an architectual wonder of creative design.

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Redding, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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