School Programs

More than 14,000 visitors a year experience our school tour programs, from northern California, western Nevada and southern Oregon, to learn about the Sacramento River region, science, art, history, forestry and horticulture.

For more information about California state curriculum requirements or to schedule a field trip call 530-242-3108.

Education Programs & Registration Information

Turtle Bay offers a wide variety of educational programs that will fascinate your students with exciting hands-on activities that correspond with California state curriculum.

All you need to know about registering your class for a visit to Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Target Field Trip Grant Opportunities

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Teacher Documents

Exploration Materials (Downloadable Files)

Exploring The Forest

Wintu Ways

Life-Cycle Class

Exhibition Materials (Downloadable Files)

Nano: The Science of Small

Identity: An Exhibition of You

Liberty on the Border


Current Exhibitions

Dam to Bridge

Help us with the construction of our new, permanent exhibit about Shasta Dam and the Sundial Bridge! This temporary exhibition will undergo a solstice to solstice t..

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Identity: An Exhibition Of You

We're all made up of different stories.... What's Yours? Identity: An Exhibition of You takes a look at YOU, exploring the physical, psychological, and social..

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Rock Penjing

Welcome to the ancient world of penjing. It’s a place where a lone, wind-blown tree grows meditatively from the side of a rocky cliff. Where the stunning beau..

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Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show

Back for another year.... Five Star Bank presents the Walk on the Wild Side animal show! Marvel as a hawk flies inches from your head. See a porcupine up close..

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Liberty on the Border

Explore the physical, cultural, and ideological borders defined by the American Civil War. This exhibit covers three time periods: Liberty Denied (the events leadin..

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From Stage Nine Exhibit Design, "Toytopia" is a reminisce-inducing exhibition focusing on the past century of toy making. Kids of all ages are sure to have fun whil..

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More exhibitions coming soon!

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