Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Our first ever Oktoberfest fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you everyone who came out and celebrated with us!
Turtle Bay Exploration Park took part in an online regional fundraising effort to benefit and raise awareness for over 170 organizations. The 14-hour giving event raised a total of $870,075 and allowed our community to contribute to many causes.
Sparkling and vibrant, these decorative beaded “whimsies” were likely handcrafted by members of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy of the Northeastern United States and Canada sometime between the middle 19th and early 20th centuries.
Community leaders and Turtle Bay supporters gathered on October 23, 2018 for a special dedication ceremony, recognizing the opening of the Senator Maurice and Marianne Johannessen Animal Recovery Center, a new multi-use building that allows Turtle Bay to give the best possible care to its animal ambassadors.
Thank you all for coming out and making Oktoberfest such a successful fundraiser this past Saturday at Turtle Bay! Great beer, tasty food, live music, Oktoberfest-themed outfits, live animals, and so much more were enjoyed by all and we look forward to seeing you all here next year for Oktoberfest!
Presented as a “Mystery Object” in our recent visitor poll (We knew what it was, but our guests wanted to know too!), guests selected this set of Pomo gambling, or gaming, sticks as September’s Artifact of the Month. Our guests sure love a good mystery!