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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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Very Nice Regional Museum

Turtle Bay Exploration Park sits on the bank of the Sacramento River, right in front of the Sun... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2016
Redding, California
Family fun

This is an enjoyable activity for families. The exhibits change often and when the weather permits... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2016
Redding, California
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
+1 800-887-8532
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Turtle Bay Exploration Park sits on the bank of the Sacramento River, right in front of the Sun Dial Bridge. It has an aquarium, displays of Native American culture, A forest camp displaying old logging equipment, and a fantastic animal program and Butterfly house. When...More

Thank shastasteve
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is an enjoyable activity for families. The exhibits change often and when the weather permits the outdoor activities are really nice. Wear sunscreen and a hat!! And drink a lot of water. Free to active duty military. On same location as Sundial bridge and...More

Thank spiritleadme
Reviewed April 13, 2016

It has great trails for walking, biking, taking dogs, etc. There's a park for children(pay entry). A great cafe. A museum. Check out butterflies in the spring at the botanical gardens!

1  Thank Jaymi R
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a stroll with the kids. Flat terrain. Open enough for kids to run a bit free and explore. Nice plantings. Good variety of plant types. Beautiful area. Free.

Thank Roadrunner034
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm a member, so I go often. I usually take my granddaughter, but I also attended a birthday celebration their recently, and thought it to be a wonderful venue for the event. The park is comparable to any park in any large city. Plenty to...More

1  Thank christinesutter
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We went to Turtle Bay Park on a very rainy day but still had a great time here. The walk across the Sun Dial Bridge was also exciting but a little scary. You can see the river below since made of glass. With it raining...More

1  Thank Orpah H
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Took my grandkids there to visit on one of the three days because I have lots of grandkids lol we've been there other times too if it was a little less expensive we would go even more because it's wonderful the shows they put on...More

Thank Kellie S
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Walking on the Sacramento River Trail and saw signs for the "Riparian Forest Adventure" . Since I am a Turtle Bay member(included in entry fee) I decided to try it. Work is ongoing for the new hotel being built and this is the way to...More

1  Thank a601mom
Reviewed February 16, 2016

My wife and I have been taking our children here for their entire lives (over 16 years). There is always something fun and interactive to do for young and old alike.

1  Thank Curtis W
Reviewed February 6, 2016

This mid sized city park is well worth a visit. The gardens are varied and have excellent signage. I particularly liked the mosaic fountain and also the water sounds garden. The Center piece of the park features the outstanding architecture of the sun dial bridge....More

1  Thank DwightandJenn
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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.
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
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.