Registration Info

Your Day at Turtle Bay

Please review appropriate behavior with your students before coming on your field trip. Behavior expectations at Turtle Bay are similar to what you teach at school, i.e. walking in the building, using quiet voices, and respecting property, animals, and other people.

The confirmation packet emailed to you includes a Chaperone Guide. Please provide each adult with a copy of the Chaperone Guide prior to your visit so they will be familiar with Museum appropriate behavior and offer guidance to the students in their group.

All students and adults must arrive at Turtle Bay wearing a name tag with the school's name, not individual names. You will be charged a fee of .25 cents per name tag if we provide one for you, so please don't forget!


All school programs must be pre-registered at least two weeks in advance by calling 530-242-3108.
• Confirmation of your booking, driving directions, and a chaperone guide will be e-mailed to you.
• Preferred method of payment is by purchase order or check. If paying with cash, please bring exact amount (no coins, please). 
• Book early for May and June as spaces fill up quickly.
• With less than 48 hours notice, there is a non-refundable $50 charge for cancellations.


REU’s Energy Experience at Turtle Bay…”It’s My Planet”

  • FREE for schools in the Greater Redding area (details defined inside)
  • $5 student fee is underwritten by Redding Electric Utility           

Third Grade Museum Art Gallery Experience (MAGE)

  • FREE for Shasta County 3rd grade students - $5 student fee is generously underwritten by Jack and Kristen Schreder.
  • $5 per student for Non-Shasta County 3rd grade classes.


 Student  Independent Exploration  $4.00
 Student  Guided Exploration  $5.00
 Additional Chaperones  Guided Exploration  $8.00
 Student  Animals! Animals! Animals!  $6.00
 Additional Chaperones  Animals! Animals! Animals!  $8.00
 Student  Other Exploration Classes  $5.00
 Additional Chaperones  Other Exploration Classes  $8.00
 Teachers    FREE
 Required Chaperones    FREE
 Members    FREE

Field trip fees are not waived for members' children.


Please determine designated chaperones in advance of arrival and distribute chaperone guide to all adults attending.  

Required chaperone ratio:
• 1 adult chaperone per 2 students for pre-school groups.
• 1 adult chaperone per 5 students for kindergarten and 1st grade.
• 1 adult chaperone per 8 students for 2nd grade and up.
• Teacher and required chaperones are admitted free.
• Teachers are not included in the chaperone ratio.
• Teachers Aides are considered chaperones.

School name tags are required for all students and adults.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park uses name tags to admit pre-registered groups. Matching school or hand-crafted t-shirts, visors, etc. are acceptable substitutions for name tags. This streamlines the check-in process. ALL students and adults must arrive at Turtle Bay wearing a name tag with the school's name only, not individual names. You'll be charged a fee of 25 cents per name tag if we provide one for you, so don't forget!


Turtle Bay Exploration Park does not have an indoor area for eating lunch during inclement weather. Staff will transport lunches to the designated picnic area in the Paul Bunyan Forest Camp for you; however, we are not available to help you when you leave the Park. Please abide by the following points: 

  • If you plan to have lunch at the Park, please advise when you are scheduling your visit. 
  • All lunches must be in ice chests, storage containers, or boxes.
  • All containers must be labeled with school name. 
  • No individual lunches or backpacks will be transported. 
  • Teachers and chaperones are responsible for making sure students clean up their lunch area and properly dispose of all litter in the provided trash cans. 
  • Please break-down all cardboard boxes and place them next to the trash cans. 

Park Hours


September 8, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Closed Monday & Tuesdays

Wednesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open Monday, October 12, 2015


November 1, 2015-March 31, 2016

Closed Monday & Tuesdays

Wednesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


November 23, 24

December 21, 22, 28, 29

January 18

February 15, 16

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Please note that this does not reflect closures related to annual Park maintenance or future Park/hotel construction. 

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