Aquatic Adventures
May
1
to Sep 3

Aquatic Adventures

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aquatic Adventures at Turtle Bay are a great chance for all ages to learn about water ecosystems and the importance of the Sacramento River through a variety of fun interpretive programs, including underwater diver interactions, fish and beaver feedings, turtle talks, and training sessions. 

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Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show
May
5
to Sep 9

Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Marvel as a owl flies inches from your head. See a porcupine up close and personal. Watch a fox use its tail to balance on a narrow edge. Can you dig as fast as a badger? Join us for a fun-filled educational wildlife show, and see animals showcasing their natural behaviors in a captivating and inspiring atmosphere. With great new animals this season, this show is one you won’t forget.


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Wings of Summer: Butterflies!
May
12
to Jul 8

Wings of Summer: Butterflies!

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summer takes flight with Butterflies! – one of Turtle Bay’s most beloved and popular exhibits. Delight in the delicate flutterings of these beautiful and important pollinators in a tranquil, enclosed garden. Release an emerging butterfly! When chrysalises are available, $1 per person

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Brews by the Bridge SOLD OUT
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Brews by the Bridge SOLD OUT

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Sundial Bridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turtle Bay Exploration Park invites you to Brews by the Bridge on the Quarry Patio near the north end of the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay in Redding on Friday June 15, 2018 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are $10, $15 at the door and includes your first full beer FREE with admission. Additional beers are $5 for a pint and $10 for a tasting flight of 4. This is a 21 and over ONLY event.

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Sundial Bridge Tours
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Garden Tour
Jun
30
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Tour

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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Sundial Bridge Tours
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Little Explorers
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Mill Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Little Explorers is a weekly educational program offered by Turtle Bay Exploration Park for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers on Thursdays from 10am-11am. This month’s theme is Swing Into Summer. Sun’s out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together! 

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Sundial Bridge Tours
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Sundial Bridge Tours
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Little Explorers
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Mill Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Little Explorers is a weekly educational program offered by Turtle Bay Exploration Park for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers on Thursdays from 10am-11am. This month’s theme is Swing Into Summer. Sun’s out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together! 

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Little Explorers
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Mill Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Little Explorers is a weekly educational program offered by Turtle Bay Exploration Park for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers on Thursdays from 10am-11am. This month’s theme is Swing Into Summer. Sun’s out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together! 

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Science Saturday
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday

Science Saturday programs are designed to enrich the visitor’s museum experience as we explore the natural world around us through experiments, demonstrations, and other activities. Every 3rd Saturday of the month, join our educators and volunteers for an interactive learning experience; new topics are covered each month. Drop-in activities are available from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Museum.

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Little Explorers
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Mill Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Little Explorers is a weekly educational program offered by Turtle Bay Exploration Park for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers on Thursdays from 10am-11am. This month’s theme is Swing Into Summer. Sun’s out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together! 

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Sensory Hour
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Sensory Hour

We are proud to open our Museum doors with lights dimmed, minimal sounds, and a relaxed atmosphere. Sensory Hour is an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families to experience the Museum. Our goal is to make Sensory Hour a comfortable environment for children with a variety of sensory differences. Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and if necessary, direct you to a quiet space that provides a chance to cool down and take a break.

This program is free, however pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 530-242-3108. 

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Garden Tour
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Tour

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Shasta County Mini Maker Faire
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Shasta County Mini Maker Faire

The Shasta County Mini Maker Faire is a chance for our North State California counties to celebrate its local makers.  It is a family-friendly event that celebrates the creativity of individuals, students, educators, innovators, and businesses in the community. Mini Maker Faire allows creators to showcase their work to the community, while the public comes to enjoy interactive experiences, connect with like-minded people, and be inspired. Maker Faire supports passionate innovation, collaboration, and hands-on doing as a way of experiencing the world.

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Sensory Hour
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Sensory Hour

We are proud to open our Museum doors with lights dimmed, minimal sounds, and a relaxed atmosphere. Sensory Hour is an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families to experience the Museum. Our goal is to make Sensory Hour a comfortable environment for children with a variety of sensory differences. Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and if necessary, direct you to a quiet space that provides a chance to cool down and take a break.

This program is free, however pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 530-242-3108. 

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Paint Night at the Museum
Jun
9
4:30 PM16:30

Paint Night at the Museum

Whether you’re a painter or a person who has never touched a brush, local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you in painting your own take-home masterpiece. No experience is necessary. Invite your friends and register today! One glass of wine and all materials are included. 21+ only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 242-3108 to register. Please note: cancellations made within 48 hours will not be refunded.

Members $25, nonmembers $35

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Family 2nd Saturday: The Wind Tube Challenge
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: The Wind Tube Challenge

What are the best materials and shapes to make something fly? Play with aerodynamics as you build and test many different floating forms that hover and spin in our wind tube! Can you make an object float, spin or swirl? See what shenanigans your creations can perform!

Free with Park admission

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Sundial Bridge Tours
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Sundial Bridge Tours
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Garden Tour
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Tour

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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Paint Night at the Museum with Lura Wilhelm: Summer Succulents
May
19
4:30 PM16:30

Paint Night at the Museum with Lura Wilhelm: Summer Succulents

Whether you’re a painter or a person who has never touched a brush, local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you in painting your own take-home masterpiece. No experience is necessary. Invite your friends and register today! One glass of wine and all materials are included. 21+ only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 242-3108 to register. Please note: cancellations made within 48 hours will not be refunded.

Members $25, nonmembers $35

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Family 2nd Saturday: Breathtaking Bugs
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Breathtaking Bugs

What they lack in size they make up for in numbers! From butterflies to earthworms, bugs come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. This month, join our volunteers and educators as we discover what makes these creepy crawlies tick. Assemble your own butterfly wings, meet an entomologist (a bug scientist) and learn how to dance like a bee.

Free with Park admission

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Girl Scouts: Bugs and Brownies Patch
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Girl Scouts: Bugs and Brownies Patch

Become an entomologist and discover the world of bugs at Turtle Bay!  Learn how these little creatures help us in lots of cool ways. Brownies will draw bug posters, see bug collections, and explore bug homes! Brownies will earn the “Bugs” patch through hands-on activities and crafts. Register here: http://girlscoutsnorcal.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2175960&OrgKey=2343  

Please note: Park admission is included for the day of your workshop.
$17 per girl
$10 per adult
Open to girls grades 2-3.

20 minimum/60 maximum

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Five and Dime Discount Day
May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Five and Dime Discount Day

Five and Dime Discount Days is a year-round access program offered by Turtle Bay Exploration Park, offering affordable access to all park visitors on the 5th and 10th of every month, General park admission is reduced to $5 for children and $10 for adults as part of the organization’s mission of providing park access to a growing audience and to improve access for low-income population in Shasta County. Five and Dime Discount Days fall on an assortment of days, including open weekends and weekdays, in order to accommodate a variety of schedules.

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Animal Show Opening Show
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Animal Show Opening Show

Join us for the Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show season opening on Saturday, May 5 at 11am and 12pm in the Forest Camp Amphitheater at Turtle Bay! Get a close look at some of our live animals as they demonstrate their own natural behaviors, including Sweat Pea the skunk, Spike the porcupine, Whisper the Bobcat, Ruckus the yellow-billed magpie, and many more. Free for Members / Included in Park admission. 

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Five and Dime Discount Day
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Five and Dime Discount Day

Five and Dime Discount Days is a year-round access program offered by Turtle Bay Exploration Park, offering affordable access to all park visitors on the 5th and 10th of every month, General park admission is reduced to $5 for children and $10 for adults as part of the organization’s mission of providing park access to a growing audience and to improve access for low-income population in Shasta County. Five and Dime Discount Days fall on an assortment of days, including open weekends and weekdays, in order to accommodate a variety of schedules.

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Sundial Bridge Tours
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Charlie Rabbit and Friends
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit and Friends

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Free  

Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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Sundial Bridge Tours
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tours

Join Turtle Bay docents on a free interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. Get in-depth information about the building of the bridge, how it works, and stories from many of the people involved in the project, including the inspiration of the designer, Santiago Calatrava.

Free.

Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge

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Garden Tour
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Garden Tour

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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