Meet Slinky! The newest edition to our animal family. Slinky is a long-tailed weasel.Read More
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!Read More
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 2008Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
We love the Botanical Gardens and come here all the time. My daughter enjoys participating in the Redding Rocks. She has so much fun finding the hidden rocks and painting new ones.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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! #ThisIsTurtleBayRead More
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.Read More
We are members at Turtle Bay and love coming here. It is the best place in Redding to bring our kids. It is safe, fun, and educational.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Our first ever Oktoberfest fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you everyone who came out and celebrated with us!Read More