Aquatic Adventures
Sep
6
to Apr 30

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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Art Exposed: Turtle Bay’s Permanent Collection
Oct
28
to Mar 30

Art Exposed: Turtle Bay’s Permanent Collection

From historic landscapes by renowned artists such as William Keith and William Hahn to abstract expressionist works by Manual Neri and Sam Francis, and from Japanese woodblock prints to monumental macramé, hundreds of pieces in dozens of styles in a multitude of media are featured in this eclectic exhibition of Turtle Bay’s art collection.

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Selections from the Collection Ansel Adams Masterworks
Dec
6
to Jan 21

Selections from the Collection Ansel Adams Masterworks

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

Enjoy some of our favorite Ansel Adams photographs from Turtle Bay’s art collection. Ansel Adams is one of the most beloved and recognized artists of our time. His iconic images inspire wilderness lovers and aspiring photographers alike. Adams' dream - "To encourage self - expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us" is one of the pillars of Turtle Bay's mission!

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Fruit Tree Selection and Cultivation with Rico Montenegro
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Fruit Tree Selection and Cultivation with Rico Montenegro

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

 This session will be taught by Certified Arborist Rico Montenegro of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundations, www.ftpf.org .  This is a class where you will learn about fruit tree selection, IPM or natural techniques of pest control, soils and fertilization, how to train young and newly planted trees, pruning methods that include ways to maintain fruit trees in a compact or reduced size as well as an introduction on how to restore old, neglected and abused fruit trees. This information will be applicable to all types of trees as well.

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Science Saturday: Explore Dry Ice
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Explore Dry Ice

Science Saturdays are monthly features at Turtle Bay’s museum, designed to inspire wonder, exploration, and appreciation of our world. This month, 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 in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay! 

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Paint Night at the Museum: FULL
Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Paint Night at the Museum: FULL

Invite your friends and register today for Paint Night at the Museum. No experience is necessary as local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you as you create your take-home masterpiece. One glass of wine and all materials are included. 21+ only, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 242-3108 - $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers, only at Turtle Bay!

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

Little Explorers is a weekly program designed for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. “Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Free for members, included in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay!

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A Walk With The Horticulture Manager
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

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, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate  at 10:00am. Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

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Design Zone
Jan
27
to Apr 6

Design Zone

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

Go behind the scenes to see how developers, producers, and designers use math to do amazing things. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, this interactive exhibition highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process. Explore concepts like patterns, variables, scale, slope, and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators.

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Five and Dime Discount Day
Feb
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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Five and Dime Discount Day
Mar
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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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

Little Explorers is a weekly program designed for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. “Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Free for members, included in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay!

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​​​​​​​Family 2nd Saturday: You’re the Artist
Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

​​​​​​​Family 2nd Saturday: You’re the Artist

Family 2nd Saturday is a monthly program that enhances the visitor’s park experience by offering additional interactive opportunities. This month, join us in Zubie’s Classroom for a guided creative session led by local high school art students from U-Prep.  Now you are the artist - learn how to construct a giraffe, create a portrait, draw a cat, and more! 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. Free for members, included in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay!

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

Little Explorers is a weekly program designed for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. “Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Free for members, included in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay!

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Five and Dime Discount Day
Jan
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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Maker Demonstration Day
Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

Maker Demonstration Day

Maker Demonstration Day is an opportunity for museum guests to meet local makers and discover more about the tools they use. Come to Zubie’s Classroom to see computerized making tools of all kinds in action. Chat with real-life makers to learn how these machines work, or just watch them go as they cut wood, shape plastic, and make art! Free for members, included in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay!

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

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

Charlie Rabbit & Friends is a monthly educational program features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Meet at the West Entrance of Gardens, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens West Gate  at 10:00am. 

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Five and Dime Discount Day
Jan
5
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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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

Little Explorers is a weekly program designed for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. “Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. Free for members, included in Park admission, only at Turtle Bay!

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