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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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I went to see the "tool" exhibit and was very surprised to see so many displays. The displays were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redding, California
Excellent place to take grandkids

We took our grandchildren to the museum. Our intention was to get them out and have them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dianna L
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“sundial bridge”(112 reviews)
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far...more
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844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
+1 530-243-8850
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to see the "tool" exhibit and was very surprised to see so many displays. The displays were made of wood and showed gears in varying configurations, cogs, block and tackle, balances, and ball bearings. The kids I saw were having a good time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the museum. Our intention was to get them out and have them entertained. It worked, very well as it turned out. Papa and I were just as entertained as the kids! Love the parrot exhibit, animals, and the simulated parachute...More

Thank Dianna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has something for everyone! Kids exploration park is both educational and fun even for adults!! Great place to take family when the are in town. There is a donation box if you would like to donate also!

Thank Bozinski
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We gone up for a couple days to see a concert over the weekend at civil auditorium and when we arrived found that we were walking distance from sun dial bridge and Turtle bay, so we spent the one day having a great outing with...More

Thank Clifford L
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I love going here when the car show is going on in april. Lots of things to do and it's very reasonable.

Thank Donny P
Reviewed 17 August 2018

What a visual delight...the Sundial Bridge, the Sacramento River and the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens! We walked across the bridge and went down to the river's edge. There were ducks, geese and egrets. We also explored the Gardens and finally ended our stay with a...More

1  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My daughter and I always enjoying visiting new experiences. And, this one was amazing. It has wonderful exhibits with lots of hands on activities. There is a wonderful outside playground and shows. You can even interact with parrots. We really enjoyed and will return.

2  Thank Tina L
Reviewed 13 July 2018

A very interesting place. A very pleasant, enjoyable walk along the trail. The turtle pond is quite big compared with a garden pond and is natural. We saw one turtle on the far side. The animal section was interesting to us being from a country...More

Thank Keith O
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a fun place to take the family to and let the kids burn off some energy. The exhibits are top notch and entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the geocaching exhibit there a couple of years back. The exhibits rotate so it is possible to...More

1  Thank timothyy298
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Several years ago I was working out of town on weekdays but made a point of visiting the Park when the Titanic Display was in town. Great experience glad I didn't miss it. I was given a ticket upon entering-- I was a 19 yr...More

Thank Linda G
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Monica B
30 May 2018|
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Response from Turtle B | Property representative |
Hello! Yes we have a place for you to store your car seats for the day.
Jessica K
25 April 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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12 October 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