at Turtle Bay Exploration Park


The animal programs at Turtle Bay inspire, create connections, and foster appreciation for the diversity and magnificence of wildlife through conservation, education and entertainment.  

Fall/Winter Animal Programs

Aquatic Adventures

Wednesdays - Sundays, 10:30am

Animal Spotlight

Fridays, 2pm

Indoor Animal Show

Saturdays, 2pm

Animal Parade

Sundays, 2pm


Throughout the years, Turtle Bay’s animal trainers have been recognized for their progressive off-leash work with animals, being awarded the 2012 Sharing the Knowledge Award from the ABMA (Animal Behavior and Management Alliance).  In 2016 trainers were awarded two awards from the IAATE (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators), the Show Behavior of the Year and Interpretive Behavior of the Year.

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Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp exhibits wild animals, many of which have been rescued and would not survive if released.  Much of Northern California's natural beauty is in its widespread forests. Forests provide habitat for many of these creatures. Turtle Bay celebrates the relationship between these magnificent forests and the animals that live there. Through forestry and animal education guests will experience the close relationships we all have to our environment.