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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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Lots of displays and information. Very clean and organized. Very nice staff .It is located near the Sun Dial Bridge and the River which makes it convenient for other sights. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Westwood Lassen County, California
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Forster, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

The price is a little bit high, but we had a good experience overall. The staff was friendly. The museum was fun. A lot of the stations in the exhibits were geared for older kids and not appropriate for little ones. The parrots were the highlight of the outdoor spaces for us. It was very hot outside, making it hard... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful peaceful place. You must take your kids there! This is a kid friendly place, they have a Paul Bunyan little play area and a butterfly house and a little museum. You can also enjoy the beautiful Sundial Bridge and their Botanical Garden. We ended the day by walking their trial along the Sacramento River and then enjoying some of... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the kids, or go by yourself. Lot's of things to see and do. I like to go into the Paul Bunyan part of the park and look at the items o California history and Shasta County. The butterfly house is very busy with new butterflies showing up daily.

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Westwood Lassen County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of displays and information. Very clean and organized. Very nice staff .It is located near the Sun Dial Bridge and the River which makes it convenient for other sights. I would very much recommend this park.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

fantastic! We went at night and it was absolutely beautiful all lit up from underneath. We will definitely come back during the day to see the museums and gardens and visitor center.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Turtle Bay is a must see/ hands on place for children and families. Some of the programs change and new items are added. Very nice afternoon project to get the family involved in. Same area as Sundial Bridge, over the Sacramento River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a great place to spend the day with the family. Next to the Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park has exhibits to educate and entertain all ages. This is a treasure for the greater Redding community. Thank you for sharing it. We will be back on our next drive through Redding to see what's new and stretch our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We really enjoyed the inside exhibits and the Mind Benders from OMSI. The outside area was under construction and there was not much to see, but the butterfly exhibit that you walk through was pretty cool.

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

A relaxed way to spend the afternoon. Interesting things for young and old to see and learn from/about. Be careful the day is not too hot, or it will make for a miserable melting day. Not very wheel chair friendly, doable but rough.

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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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