West Coast Biennial
Jan
25
to Apr 28

West Coast Biennial

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

Turtle Bay’s fifth Biennial opens on Redding’s Cultural Cruise, January 25! This exhibition features art in diverse media from emerging and established artists working on the West Coast. Prizes will be awarded at 6 pm and this year’s juror, artist and curator Carrie Lederer, will speak at 3 pm, before the event begins. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite piece to receive the People's Choice Award.

View Event →
Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
Jan
26
to May 5

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science

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

Discover the unique partnership between cutting-edge western science and traditional indigenous knowledge in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, on display January 26 through May 5. Though the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, and hands-on activities, join the growing movement toward sustainability and the age-old ingenuity of indigenous practices.

View Event →
Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol
Feb
16
to May 12

Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol

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

From happy accidents to complex chemistry, explore the deep history of alcoholic beverages in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol. Last Call will be on display February 16, through May 12 and features many hands-on elements. Match glasses to drinks! Take a docent-led field sobriety test and explore the ever-evolving sociology surrounding our connection to ethanol.

View Event →
Spring Plant Sale - Open Friday & Saturday
Apr
6
to May 25

Spring Plant Sale - Open Friday & Saturday

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Garden Nursery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our ever-popular, heirloom vegetables are featured at the Spring plant sale and they sell out fast! Additionally, we also have an enormous stock of unusual, drought-tolerant, hard-to-find perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as California native plants and a wide variety of sought-after ornamental grasses, all grown here in our Nursery and acclimated to Redding’s vigorous climatic conditions. Sale includes a 25% discount for the public and a 35% discount for Turtle Bay members. New Memberships are available for purchase at the Nursery.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!

April Theme: Eggs-actly!
What animals hatch from eggs? Be prepared to learn egg-specially interesting things about eggs! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Kool April Nites Day at Turtle Bay
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Kool April Nites Day at Turtle Bay

Admission into Turtle Bay is FREE for all paid Kool April Nites attendees on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-5pm during the car show at the Redding Civic Auditorium! This is a great chance to experience the Museum, Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp, Wild Life Woods, Mill Building, Parrot Playhouse, and Botanical Gardens. Be sure to have your Kool April Nites ticket with you in order to enter Turtle Bay.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Space Explorers
May
2
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Space Explorers

May Theme: Space Explorers
Become a space explorer, discover the moon, and all things out of this world! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Charlie Rabbit & Friends
May
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! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

View Event →
Butterfly House
May
4
to Jun 30

Butterfly House

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

Summer takes flight with our longest running seasonal exhibit. One of Turtle Bay’s most popular exhibitions is returning for an eight week run.  Visitors view hundreds of butterflies in a tranquil, enclosed garden. Nestled in the Redwood trees of Wildlife Woods, the Butterfly House the coolest place in the park! Entrance into the butterfly house is FREE for members and included with Park admission. Release an emerging butterfly when chrysalis are available for $1 per person.

View Event →
Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 

Officer Jacob Provencio from Redding Police Department will be administering Field Sobriety Tests with the Fatal Vision goggles and engaging with park guests about drunk driving, DUIs, and other consequences related to alcohol consumption within Turtle Bay’s current exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol.

View Event →
The Art of Beer Tasting (21+)
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

The Art of Beer Tasting (21+)

Ever wonder what goes into your favorite brews? Want to learn what you like and how to ask for it? Join Turtle Bay and Fall River Brewing Company for this exclusive beer tasting class and learn to speak beer! Pre-registration is required for this 21+ event as space is limited. Tickets will not be available at the door, so register online below. Doors will open at 4:30pm for guests to experience the exhibition - Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol. The cocktail class will begin promptly at 5pm.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

View Event →
Bugs and Brownies
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Bugs and Brownies

Become an entomologist and discover the world of bugs at Turtle Bay!  Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much.  Girl Scout Brownies will draw bug posters, see bug collections, and explore bug homes! Brownies will earn the “Bugs” patch through hands-on activities and crafts. Pre-registration is required with Girl Scouts of Northern California.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

View Event →
Family 2nd Saturday:  Bugs!
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: 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 at Family 2nd Saturday. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.



View Event →
Little Explorers: Space Explorers
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Space Explorers

May Theme: Space Explorers
Become a space explorer, discover the moon, and all things out of this world! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Science Saturday: Explosive Science
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Explosive Science

Fizz, boom, POP! Chemical reactions can produce fun and exciting results. From small jumping pop rockets to giant soda geysers, join our educators and volunteers as we explore explosive science! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.




View Event →
Little Explorers: Space Explorers
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Space Explorers

May Theme: Space Explorers
Become a space explorer, discover the moon, and all things out of this world! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager

  • 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 1155 Arboretum Drive (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free for members/ Included with Park or Garden admission

View Event →
Turtle Day at Turtle Bay
May
25
3:30 PM15:30

Turtle Day at Turtle Bay

Come meet the turtles at Turtle Bay as we celebrate World Turtle Day.  Whether in desert, forest or ocean, turtles are found almost everywhere.  This special turtle program will introduce you to diversity of the turtle world. Enjoy watching turtle races with a few of our turtle animal ambassadors and see the inside of a turtle shell at our education station. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Space Explorers
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Space Explorers

May Theme: Space Explorers
Become a space explorer, discover the moon, and all things out of this world! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
May
31
to Sep 2

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

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

Experience the universal and powerful emotion of fear in Turtle Bay’s immersive blockbuster exhibition, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, on display May 31 through September 2, 2019. 

Goose Bumps!, developed by the California Science Center, examines the physiological, neurobiological and sociological aspects of fear through a variety of engaging hands-on activities. Get your heart pumping and palms sweaty as you face common fears such as the Fear of Animals, the Fear of Electric Shock, Fear of Loud Noises and the Fear of Falling in a series of fun challenges. 

View Event →
Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jun
1
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! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

View Event →
Creepy Crawly Animals
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Creepy Crawly Animals

Are you afraid of animals with lots of legs?  Well this program will introduce you to a couple of Turtle Bay’s less cuddly animals and show how they are important to the environment.  Maybe you will leave with a little less fright! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs
Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs

June Theme: Butterflies & Bugs
How does the color of a butterfly help protect it? Why do bugs have so many legs? Find out more about these crawly creatures at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.



View Event →
Garden Class: Green Garden Care
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Green Garden Care

Garden Class: Leaves and Larvae, Branches and Bugs: Green Garden Care
Come and learn with Paul Stockton about safer ways to control pests and diseases in your garden and home, including successful organic and IPM (Integrated Pesticide Management) methods. Paul is a locally recognized expert who uses these methods daily in his work for a pest control company that tests green methods in the field. Bring plant specimens exhibiting symptoms of concern in ziploc bag.

View Event →
Family 2nd Saturday: Phobia Fun
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Phobia Fun

June theme: Phobia Fun. Are you afraid of heights? Does the dark make you nervous? Join our educators and volunteers as we explore common fears and phobias! Test the limits with our virtual reality plank walk, meet a creepy crawly face-to-face or discover how fears can keep our bodies safe! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.



View Event →
World Ocean's Day at Turtle Bay
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

World Ocean's Day at Turtle Bay

More of the Earth’s surface is covered in water than land and many of the animals who live in our oceans are in danger of extinction, due to human activity.  Come learn about what you can do to help protect this precious resource in this special Turtle Bay program, great for all ages! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

View Event →
Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures
Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures

In this edition of Maker Wednesdays, turn everyday objects, like bananas, into a touchpad! Join as we use Makey Makeys, devices that use alligator clips and wires to turn many objects into buttons and keys. Play a video game with play dough buttons or make your friend into a bongo! Materials are included.

Free for Member/ Included with park admission.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs

June Theme: Butterflies & Bugs
How does the color of a butterfly help protect it? Why do bugs have so many legs? Find out more about these crawly creatures at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.



View Event →
Brews by the Bridge 2019
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Brews by the Bridge 2019

Celebrate summer with beer, live music, tasty food, and outdoor activities on the Quarry Patio near the Sundial Bridge! Tickets are $15 presale/member or $20 at the door and include your first 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. All funds raised go to support the educational programs and exhibitions at Turtle Bay.

Tickets Available Online and in Museum Store soon!

View Event →
Science Saturday: Summer Solstice
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Summer Solstice

As the longest day of the year approaches, join us as we explore our neighborhood star, the sun! Create your own sundial, make art with the sunlight and find fun ways to stay cool this summer this Science Saturday. Science Saturday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.




View Event →
World Snake Day at Turtle Bay
Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

World Snake Day at Turtle Bay

Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes! Always portrayed as the villain, snakes have many sides to them.  Join us on World Snake Day and face your fears of some of the most misunderstood animals.  This program will introduce you to a few of our scaly friends and dispel many of the myths associated with them. World Snake Day activities are Free for Members / Included with Park admission. Great for all ages!

Questions? Contact Us Here >

View Event →
Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs

June Theme: Butterflies & Bugs
How does the color of a butterfly help protect it? Why do bugs have so many legs? Find out more about these crawly creatures at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.



View Event →
Timber the Beaver's 5th Birthday
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Timber the Beaver's 5th Birthday

Our fun-loving beaver, Timber, arrived at Turtle Bay at only 7 weeks old and has become a beloved animal ambassador. Join us as we help him celebrate as he turns 5 years old. Animal caretakers will bring him down to the museum for an up-close encounter and you can watch him enjoy a floating cake that will be waiting for him back at his home within the Museum’s Visible River Aquarium. You can even make a card to hang at his exhibit! Timber’s birthday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission, great for all ages!

View Event →
Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Butterflies & Bugs

June Theme: Butterflies & Bugs
How does the color of a butterfly help protect it? Why do bugs have so many legs? Find out more about these crawly creatures at Little Explorers, a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.



View Event →
Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager

  • 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 1155 Arboretum Drive (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free for members/ Included with Park or Garden admission

View Event →

Whole Earth & Watershed Festival - Redding City Hall
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Whole Earth & Watershed Festival - Redding City Hall

  • Redding City Hall & Sculpture Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual Whole Earth & Watershed Festival is a free community-wide celebration with activities for all ages that celebrate the social, economic, and environmental solutions for us and our planet while enhancing the health and livability of the North State region.  You can help us celebrate by visiting Turtle Bay's booth and learning about how YOU can take responsibility for the amazing world that is all around us. Visit www.wholeearthandwatershedfestival.org for more information.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!

April Theme: Eggs-actly!
What animals hatch from eggs? Be prepared to learn egg-specially interesting things about eggs! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Maker Wednesday: Keys, Buttons, and Touchpads!
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Keys, Buttons, and Touchpads!

In this edition of Maker Wednesdays, turn everyday objects, like bananas, into a touchpad! Join as we use Makey Makeys, devices that use alligator clips and wires to turn many objects into buttons and keys. Play a video game with play dough buttons or make your friend into a bongo! Materials are included.

Free for Member/ Included with park admission.

View Event →
The Choices We Make
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

The Choices We Make

Try your hand at a field sobriety test with the Redding Police Department. Try on a pair of Fatal Vision®  goggles and attempt to perform simultaneous multiple tasks that are required for driving. At 1 pm join in on a special presentation, Intoxiclock, by A Sobering Choice.

View Event →
Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen

Design Ethnographer, Amanda Jensen, of Redding Distributing Co. will be in the Museum on Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. She’ll be administering her pieces that use game play to cultivate cultural consciousness in beer consumers within the exhibition – at the mock bar to be precise! These prototypes interrogate themes of ownership and sense of place as a response to corporate beer brands impact on local culture.

View Event →
Family 2nd Saturday: Sustainability
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Sustainability

April Theme: Sustainability - Join our educators and volunteers as we explore ways to take better care of our world. Meet local hobbyists, investigate plastics and recycling, and discover ways to reduce waste and live sustainably. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Week of the Young Child
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Week of the Young Child

April Theme: Eggs-actly!
What animals hatch from eggs? Be prepared to learn egg-specially interesting things about eggs! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Week of the Young Child -  It’s A Big World!
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Week of the Young Child - It’s A Big World!

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

Continue the celebration of Week of the Young Child! Enjoy fun activities throughout the Park and more with community partners. Join us at 10 am for an exciting story time. Special event admission is free for children 5 & under. Each child 5 & under admits one adult free of charge. Children ages 6 & older and additional adults are half price.

View Event →
Week of the Young Child - Pop-up Story Time
Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Week of the Young Child - Pop-up Story Time

  • Children’s Garden, McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate Week of the Young Child! Turtle Bay will be hosting a pop-up story time to encourage early literacy and learning. Join us for a story, healthy snack and fun activities. Free!

Children’s Garden, McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
1155 Arboretum Drive, Redding, CA

View Event →
Paint Night at the Museum - SOLD OUT
Apr
6
4:30 PM16:30

Paint Night at the Museum - SOLD OUT

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Museum Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The special edition of Paint Night at the Museum is open to anyone 16+ so invite your friends and register today! No experience is necessary as local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you as you create your take-home masterpiece. Materials will be provided, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

View Event →
Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 

Officer Jacob Provencio from Redding Police Department will be administering Field Sobriety Tests with the Fatal Vision goggles and engaging with park guests about drunk driving, DUIs, and other consequences related to alcohol consumption within Turtle Bay’s current exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol.

View Event →
Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen

Design Ethnographer, Amanda Jensen, of Redding Distributing Co. will be in the Museum on Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. She’ll be administering her pieces that use game play to cultivate cultural consciousness in beer consumers within the exhibition – at the mock bar to be precise! These prototypes interrogate themes of ownership and sense of place as a response to corporate beer brands impact on local culture.

View Event →
Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Apr
6
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! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, 1155 Arboretum Dr. (located off of Arboretum Drive next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery). Free with Park or Garden admission.                                                             

View Event →
Sensory Hour at the Museum
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Sensory Hour at the Museum

We are proud to open our Museum doors with our 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. This program is free, however pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 530-242-3108.

View Event →
The Art of the Classic Cocktail (21+)
Apr
5
4:30 PM16:30

The Art of the Classic Cocktail (21+)

Join us for an evening of distilled spirits to train your nose and tongue in what goes in to the blending of a cocktail. This tasting will be led by Moseley Family Cellars’ very own mixologist, Ashley Pierce. Light snacks will be available. Space is limited for this 21+ only event. Cost: $30 for members / $40 for non-members

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

View Event →
Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!

April Theme: Eggs-actly!
What animals hatch from eggs? Be prepared to learn egg-specially interesting things about eggs! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission.

View Event →
Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 

Officer Jacob Provencio from Redding Police Department will be administering Field Sobriety Tests with the Fatal Vision goggles and engaging with park guests about drunk driving, DUIs, and other consequences related to alcohol consumption within Turtle Bay’s current exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol.

View Event →
Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen

Design Ethnographer, Amanda Jensen, of Redding Distributing Co. will be in the Museum on Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. She’ll be administering her pieces that use game play to cultivate cultural consciousness in beer consumers within the exhibition – at the mock bar to be precise! These prototypes interrogate themes of ownership and sense of place as a response to corporate beer brands impact on local culture.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Me and My Family
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Me and My Family

March Theme: Me and My Family
What makes you unique? Discover special qualities about yourself and your family! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission

View Event →
Jeans, Jewels & Jazz Auction: American Graffiti
Mar
23
5:30 PM17:30

Jeans, Jewels & Jazz Auction: American Graffiti

Mark your calendar for Redding’s premier auction, “Jeans, Jewels, & Jazz: American Graffiti.” Indulge your inner child and join us at what promises to be a righteous evening featuring a wide variety of exciting items in both the silent and live auctions. Individual tickets are $75 per person, to include an amazing assortment of hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Patron tables available for $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000. Don’t miss the fun!

For more information or to purchase tickets or a patron table, call (530) 242-3153.

View Event →
Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping

  • urtle Bay’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drought and heat tolerant gardening aren’t limited to cacti and rock. Low water gardens can be colorful, interesting and attract lots of pollinators.  Join Turtle Bay Horticulture volunteer, Kelly Williams, for a vivid PowerPoint tour of xeriscape possibilities for the Redding climate. Weather permitting, there will be a short walk into the botanical gardens following the presentation. Meet in Turtle Bay’s Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office - 1135 Arboretum Drive (Next to Greenhouse in Nursery)

Cost: Members and Turtle Bay volunteers FREE, nonmembers $3

View Event →
Little Explorers: Me and My Family
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Me and My Family

March Theme: Me and My Family
What makes you unique? Discover special qualities about yourself and your family! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission

View Event →
 Science Saturday: Welcome to Planet Earth
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Welcome to Planet Earth

This month for Science Saturday, bundle up and join us as we explore the many properties of dry ice. From coins that scream and ghostly bubbles, we hope you’re brave enough for the task. Come find out more about dry ice and what makes it so cool! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

View Event →
Little Explorers: Me and My Family
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Me and My Family

March Theme: Me and My Family
What makes you unique? Discover special qualities about yourself and your family! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5-year-olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included in Park admission

View Event →
Girl Scouts: Brownies Adventure Through Space
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Adventure Through Space

Forests, birds, fish and more! Establish an appreciation and awareness of California’s North State region and its people through a self-led tour at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Upon arrival, all participants will receive a booklet to help lead them through Turtle Bay. Complete your booklet and receive a Turtle Bay patch! This patch program is available for Girl Scouts of all ages.

View Event →
Family 2nd Saturday: Out of this World
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Out of this World

Joins us every month for Family 2nd Saturday at Turtle Bay! This month, join us in Zubie’s Classroom for a guided creative session led by local high school art students from U-Prep. Workshops are on a first come, first serve basis and each is different from the last. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the workshops. Materials will be provided.

View Event →