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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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Not a ton to see but very well done

This is a fairly small park but really nicely presented. Great signage and lots of staff. Much of the park it outdoors and in the sun. The area with the animal shows has maybe 20... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fairly small park but really nicely presented. Great signage and lots of staff. Much of the park it outdoors and in the sun. The area with the animal shows has maybe 20% shade and the rest in the sun. Im not sure why they cant add some shade cloths. Also found is very inconvenient that the shut... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great for kids and outdoor lovers, and the bridge is amazing! It was a very hot day, but the river area was nice and breezy. We loved all the animals and the butterfly garden. Definitely worth the trip!

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was very fun. The animal show was decent and worth going to. The Mindbenders Mansion was totally awesome! We got lost in their for a few hours and had a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Kids loved all the stuff to do and animals to see. We got there in time for the live animal show that was great! Also has a parrot house u could go into and hold and feed them and then a butterfly house to walk through and butterflies flying all around and sometimes land on you! It was a great... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were members for 5 years when the kids were young and thought it was educational and exciting for the kids and interesting for adults, but over time, the exhibits became stale (most of them rarely change) and it became a boring drag to go. Also found the gift shop very expensive and some of the employees/volunteers to be less... More 

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Kenai Peninsula, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lots of things to see and do and keep kids occupied. Plan to spend the afternoon. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the trip!

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Branson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My kids highly enjoyed this place. The older ones really enjoyed the Mind Benders exhibit. Good mixture of things to do indoors. Outdoors there is so much renovation going on, it took us a while to find the entrance. Then once we went to the outdoor area, there was ALOT of walking(for young kids and seniors) to get to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went on a very hot day so we didn't stay the whole day. I highly recommend feeding the parrots. They didn't poo on us but they did on 2 other people. They fly and land on your shirt and arms. They don't bite but will nibble on your shirt and wrist band.

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Great Bend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Looking for something to do with the kids - check out Turtle Bay. It's a great little museum, in a beautiful place, along the Sacramento River in Redding, California. Interesting, educational and fun for the whole family. And right outside is the beautiful and famous Sun Dial Bridge, and miles of bike trails along the river. It's also near Redding's... More 

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Forster, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went expecting to see some wildlife and at the reception were told about the wildlife shows.. When we got to the ampitheatre we were then informed that the shows are not on on Monday- could have told us at the front desk! We went to see the parrot playground which we had purchased nectar cups for at the front... More 

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Additional Information about Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Address: 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96099-2360
Phone Number: +1 800-887-8532
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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