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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Address: 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
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+1 800-887-8532
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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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Quick trip to Redding

Really nice, great for families . Some animals outside, exhibits inside. Next to Sundial Bridge. A butterfly exhibit was there when we visited. My granddaughter was with us, she... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Susanville, California
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Susanville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really nice, great for families . Some animals outside, exhibits inside. Next to Sundial Bridge. A butterfly exhibit was there when we visited. My granddaughter was with us, she loved the butterflies landing on her.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The grandkids always want to visit Turtle Bay when they are in town. We love the live animal shows, the rotating displays and the aquarium. Nice place to visit any time of year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has a great many things for all visitors. By the sundial bridge. Several exhibits and a window into the wildlife in the area.

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Thank Donna D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park goes way further back than I thought. They had foxes, skunks, Bob cats and some big birds. They are also adding a lot of new stuff over the next year. We will be going back im sure. It's not a zoo by any means but it's still kind of cool.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Great place to take the family. Ongoing events inside. We went when it was a music activity and the kids and adults loved it! Had a blast!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Even on a late afternoon in January the park was full of visitors, walking, jogging, sight seeing. Museum, gift shop, gardens, all surrounding the beautiful Sacramento River. Fun for young and old alike.

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eureka, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by looking for something to do, place is amazing. Fun for all ages. Wonderful attractions and a great place to have lunch.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I only explored this place one time. My first impression: excellent for families with young kids. Good job Redding!!!! My drawback, the homeless/transients you meet on the walking trails. For the most part, it's a clean public place, I would only go during sun light hours.

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A visit to this park is always a good activity for a walk when in Redding, whether it is alone or with family. I would recommend it for taking your kids. We did this as a family activity on a cloudy afternoon. The area is comprised of the Turtle Bay Museum, the Sundial Bridge for pedestrians, and the McConnell Arboretum... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful trails and gardens. Great place to explore plant life. The walk also takes you past an enclosure that has many deer.

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