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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Address: 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
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
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300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum &...

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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They have great walking trails. They have wonderful exploration park. Great area for kids. Great place to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael C
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Lompoc, California
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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have great walking trails. They have wonderful exploration park. Great area for kids. Great place to go.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most interesting places to explore and for children and adults to discover much! There are many habitats to explore up to and including a rattlesnake one! There's magic here with all that Turtle Bay does for children.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I are Seniors and enjoyed our tour of this facility. It's right by the Sundial Bridge and worth the time to tour.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son and his friends have had great times visiting Turtle Bay over the past 10 years. Many hands on exhibits, which were some of his favorites and so much more where he, not only learned, but had fun doing it! If your visiting the Redding area or are permanent residents, it is worth investing the time and money for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there were not much turtles I have seen, I enjoyed the Butterfly Exhibit during our visit. They were friendly and very colorful. Overall, it is great place to visit when you have kids.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With half the park closed, I'm unsure why you would pay full price. I can see how this would be a cool place for kids but the way it was the day we came, it is definitely not worth the price of admission.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also something we could of done without. Could of spent the money on better things that are more important & less expensive

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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice stop for everyone to get out and stretch their legs. Sundial Bridge is lovely and a nice walk. The park has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. They seem to be building a big addition too. Kids were 3 & 5 and had a good time. Plenty of buttons to push and things to climb on.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited this park for about 20 years. They have many hands on exhibits that encourage kids to learn and have fun. The butter fly tent is a fond memory the kids have. On one visit during Christmas, we spied a deer in the trees that swam across the river. I remember that strollers where able to access the park.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park has a lot to offer. There is an indoor museum with interesting exhibits on local wildlife and ecology. There is a small animal exhibit with rescued animals that are featured in a show during the summer. Lots of activities that would appeal to a wide variety of people of various ages.

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