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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
+1 800-887-8532
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Easter vacation in 2018

What an amazing adventure! We 8 went to the park to find many exhibits with lots of information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shelia S
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A hidden oasis in Northern California

We were very surprised to find such a wide variety of plants and trees. What a great place for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark S
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
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+1 800-887-8532
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"great place for kids"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing adventure! We 8 went to the park to find many exhibits with lots of information about each bird or animal. Very vivid colors of the birds in the aviary that we were able to feed so many birds which would come to...More

2  Thank Shelia S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very surprised to find such a wide variety of plants and trees. What a great place for a walk. Lots of families and people walking their doggies. I can see why. This is a real asset to the community. A real treasure.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The turtle bay park is a hidden gem! I expected it to be a 2 hour trip but ended up staying the whole day from morning to evening. Wonderful variety of activities from tots to adults all in one place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arboretum was gorgeous. Time flies when you sit by the river. Good for couples, families and everybody

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the exploration museum, the woodland area, the sundial Bridge, and the botanical gardens. I was overwhelmed going into it because I’d seen the map online, but was pleasantly surprised to find out that the entire complex is much smaller than it looks on...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Fun place to take a leisurely stroll when the weather allows. If it's too hot, there are umbrellas set up over tables accompanied by chairs which visitors can utilize. There is often a snow cone vendor available around the botanical garden side during the hottest...More

Thank Amber V
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Cool park! Sharon and her team will make your experience at the park unbelievable! Thank you for the amazing time

Thank Morgan B
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This was a fun place for my Grandaughter, she was able to see live turtles, this was a great place to visit. Go early in the morning as it does get warm in the afternoons.

Thank WestCoastHawaiigirl
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We loved going here with our son - lots of fun activities and it's a nice safe, place to spend an afternoon

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Explored indoor and outdoor activities with 3 small children, ages 3-7 who were engaged at every installation, from old California mining artifacts to hands on solar electricity demonstrations, they loved it. Easy to navigate for parents and outdoor play/learning areas equally enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Thank David S
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Jessica K
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Turtle B | Property representative |
Hello and great question! Yes, three hours can be enough time to view the museum and a large portion of the outdoor activities.
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lori g
October 12, 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There are areas to park your RV near the Redding Rodeo Grounds, which is just to the West of Turtle Bay behind the Civic Auditorium. Turtle Bay, Redding Rodeo Grounds, and the Civic Auditorium are all in the same general... More
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buffaloe66
May 14, 2016|
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Response from casper684 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any. Sorry. They are expanding so lots of building going one.
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