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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

840 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96099-2360
800-887-8532
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Redding
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums
Owner description: 300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Redding, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful complement to the Sundial Bridge. So much information, so much to see. Great exhibits, great animal attractions, play ground. Butterfly exhibit is incredible.

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Redding, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Turtle Bay is a super great place for families, I so enjoy taking my grand children there whenever they are in town. They love the exhibits, fish feeding and the lumber camp experience. A walk over the Sundial bridge is such a delight for them, they love to watch the river flow by under their feet!

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Redding, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots to see, family place good for a 1/2 day of fun. Exhibits change every other month usually, family pass is affordable and one day tickets fair. No food, pack A LUNCH AND ENJOY EATING DOWN BY THE RIVER.

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Redding, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The park is very pleasant and educational. The exhibits are unique and feature local phenomena. Exhibits are updated frequently and offer extras such as local art.

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Redding, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is family friendly and the exhibits occasionally change to keep your interest. The butterfly exhibit was different in that you can walk through their living area. In the summer, it can be humid.

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Berkeley, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had enjoyed Turtle Bay before and were pleased to see new temporary exhibitions, as well as the old favorites. The Botanic Garden just across the wonderful Sundial Bridge is also splendid, with pathways accessible to wheelchairs. In fact, you can wheel all the way down to the Sacramento River!

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Florence, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stopped in while visiting grandparents on our reciprocal membership from Science Factory. (What an outstanding program) I loved the get moving exhibit and was amused by the dog exhibit (most specifically the dog carrier from the 1800's.... Complete with muzzle and rear end cork ) I was happy to see the water works was open, my children enjoyed making... More

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Dunsmuir, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Always something new at exhibits. Wonderful sundial bridge and bike/hike park. Worth a visit. We are going to buy year-round passes, as locals.

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Redding, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

People come from all over to come to this Park. It is very interesting and the river is beautiful. Children and adults enjoy this place. In the summer there are several concerts at the convention center which is a stones throw from Turtle Bay.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My nieces love a trip to Turtle Bay. With some fun little critters and a great outdoor play area, it's a wonderful way to spend a day getting the little ones tired out.

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