Join us for our Black Friday Sale to save 25% off all store inventory from 8:30am to noon, Friday November 24th. The museum store offers a wide assortment of items including Turtle Bay, Redding, and California souvenirs, jewelry, one-of-a-kind gifts, local merchandise, as well as, fun and educational toys for all ages.
The Parrot Playhouse is an interactive experience for kids of all ages. If you have never visited it or haven't been in for a while, you should come check it out. You might just see a few new birds flying around!
Nashi was found at only a couple days old. She had been chewed on by rats and her tail was completely de-sheathed (skin was missing), it was so damaged that it had to be removed. She was taken in by the humane society and came to Turtle Bay at about one year of age in spring 2008
The California Arts Council just made a BIG announcement for our little district: Redding Cultural District has been chosen as one of the first to receive the state’s California Cultural District designation! The new district includes downtown Redding and Turtle Bay Exploration Park!
There are so many ways at Turtle Bay to show your loved ones you care. A personally engraved Turtle from our River of Turtles program, a membership the whole family can enjoy, or simply taking time to go for a walk.
North State Giving Tuesday is a 14 hour online giving day created by Shasta Regional Community Foundation to build philanthropy and celebrate the nonprofits in Shasta and Siskiyou counties that make our region a great place to live.
This is Wedge our Chuckwalla. Wedge is captive-born and came to Turtle Bay as a baby in 2009. Chuckwallas are found in the deserts of southeastern California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, western Arizona, eastern Baja California, and northwestern Mexico.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - October has been an exciting month at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, due in-part to the grand openings of three new exhibitions in the museum; Material Culture: Form, Function & Fashion; Art Exposed: Turtle Bay’s Permanent Collection; and Smokejumpers.
The National Smokejumper Association presents this exhibition about the fascinating history of the United States Forest Service Smokejumper program. Guests will learn what it takes to be a Smokejumper, dive into the history of fire suppression in the United States, explore how the program came about, and even discover its role in homefront defense during WWII.
We do not know his exact history; however, most likely someone captured him and kept him as a pet. He was malnourished and his shell became deformed, most likely due to a lack of calcium. It is hardened now, but the plastron is still not shaped correctly. He also had a respiratory disease common to captive desert tortoises and he cannot be released into the wild.
Turtle Bay Museum offers hands-on learning experiences for kids which help with child development and problem solving skills. Fall/Winter Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 9am - 4pm | Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm | Closed Monday & Tuesday
Fall has come and the colors are bright and beautiful throughout the gardens at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Enjoy this video and come see for yourself soon, before the leaves have fallen! #ThisIsTurtleBay
Grey foxes live throughout North America from Southern Canada to Central America and Northern South America. They like all different types of habitat from deserts to forest, but prefers areas with lots of brush and trees. Eating mostly small mammals like mice, rabbits and voles, also insects, berries, nuts, and other fruits and vegetables they find. Grey fox are known to live 6-10 years in the wild; 15 years or more in captivity.
This past weekend, Turtle Bay opened Material Culture; Form, Function and Fashion - a unique exhibition curated in-house from our own collection of textiles and materials. this touchy-feely exhibition goes back into pre-history; takes a journey down the Silk Road; examines the roots of the Industrial Revolution; looks at the concept of fashion; and takes a peek at the future of fabric.
With Turtle Bay’s Adopt-an-Animal program, you can choose an animal to be a part of your family. Your gift will play an important role in feeding and supporting these cute and curious critters under the care of trained Turtle Bay staff. All animals need lots of love and support, and now you can help provide them with it.
The museum is our favorite part of Turtle Bay. All the different exhibitions and exhibits keep our kids engaged, while having fun learning. Everything is really hands-on and they love pulling, winding, and spinning everything they can.
This is Cricket, our featured animal this week for the Adopt-An-Animal program. Cricket was part of a barn owl conservation release program. He was held back as an education animal. He arrived at Turtle Bay at 8-weeks old. The trainers named him Cricket for the chirping noise barn owls make when they meet each other at the nest site. Cricket is one of the most reliable animals we use in our educational shows at Turtle Bay.
This is Loki, our featured animal this week for the Adopt-An-Animal program. Loki was found as an orphan in the spring of 2011 at only about 4-weeks old. Being an invasive species, he could not be released back into the wild. He joined us here at Turtle Bay at 6-weeks old and was raised by our animal trainers.
The learning opportunities that are offered for my kids at Turtle Bay are incredible. The exhibitions are always rotating and there are always new things for them to learn and engage with. Everything is very hands-on, and that is an extremely effective way to teach kids
You can choose an animal to be a part of your family or to honor a loved one with the gift of knowing your contribution plays a role in feeding and supporting these cute and curious critters under the care of trained Turtle Bay staff.
Did you know that you can support the animals of Turtle Bay Exploration Park by making them an honorary part of your family? All animals need lots of love and support, and now you can help support the care and feeding of animals at Turtle Bay through the Adopt-an-Animal program!
I love bringing my son here because every time he is as excited as he was the first time we visited. He loves playing with the water features, checking out the fish, and build things with the Legos. We always have a good time when we come here.
Discover the secrets of electricity while getting your hands a little messy! Using our special conductive dough, design your creature. Then, add lights, buzzers, and more to make your creature come to life!