Museum

Art Cycled

Art Cycled

Where some people see junk, others see potential. Local artists converge for this exhibition of recycled, upcycled, and just plain rescued art! This group-curated pop-up features work by established and emerging artists working in a wide variety of media for a limited time, now through August 3, 2018 in the East End of the Museum at Turtle Bay in Redding, CA. 

Museum Collections

Museum Collections

The Turtle Bay Museum Collection consists of over 35,000 historical, ethnographic, and archaeological artifacts and artworks. It is amalgam of the collections of the former Redding Museum of Art and History and The Forest Museum and includes objects acquired after the museums merged into Turtle Bay. Today, Turtle Bay is not actively collecting due to lack of funding, space, and personnel.

Smokerjumper Exhibition

Smokerjumper Exhibition

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. 

Weekend Photos: Material Culture, Science Saturday, Animal Programs

Weekend Photos: Material Culture, Science Saturday, Animal Programs

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. 

#ThisIsTurtleBay

#ThisIsTurtleBay

"We are Members because we believe in Turtle Bay. We love coming here with the kids and we like bringing our relatives from out of town. Where else do you get to go where you can walk in and hold a nectar cup and have birds land on you? That's one of our favorite things about Turtle Bay, there are always hands on activities for the kids to participate in and we look forward to them being old enough to volunteer and spend even more time at Turtle Bay. It's just a really neat, hands-on experience."

Stimpel Creek

Stimpel Creek

This weekend at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, try your hand at moving water at our Stimpel Creek water feature in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp! Experiment with the flow of a stream over a wooden flume; move water through channels; feel the force of water at the water wheel as you turn it - and have fun pumping water into the creek using the old-fashioned water pump, or simply enjoy the shade while watching others splash around in the cool water. Perfect for all ages!