Butterfly House (May 4 - June 30)
May
4
to Jun 30

Butterfly House (May 4 - June 30)

  • 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.

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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.



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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!

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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.



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Final Fridays - Art by the Bridge
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00
Art

Final Fridays - Art by the Bridge

  • Art Walk at Turtle Bay Exploration Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turtle Bay Exploration Park will be showcasing local artists and makers in Final Fridays: Art by the Bridge, a series of monthly art events. Each event features “artist market” style booths, located along the walkway between the Sheraton Redding Hotel and Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s main entrance. Final Fridays: Art by the Bridge is free to the public and provides support and additional exposure to Redding’s vibrant art community. The series will run May through September 2019, allowing Turtle Bay guests to come together and enjoy our beautiful outdoors near the gateway to the Sundial Bridge.

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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

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Maker Wednesday: Mini Masterpieces
Jul
3
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Mini Masterpieces

The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!  The theme for Wednesday, July 3 is Mini Masterpieces. Create a mini-masterpiece on shrinking plastic. Make a keychain, charm, or trinket to take home. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together! Maker Wednesday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jul
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.                                                             

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Water, Water Everywhere!
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Water, Water Everywhere!

July theme: Water, Water Everywhere!
Water you doing this weekend? Join our educators and volunteers for a fun time with water. Discover water’s place in our ecosystems and our lives as we explore its many amazing properties and appreciate this wonderful resource. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.



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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Science Saturday: To the Moon!
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: To the Moon!

July Theme: To the Moon!
Where were you on July 20, 1969? Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Drop-in activities are from 11am-3pm in the Museum, great for all ages! Free for Members / Included with Park admission.




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Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures

The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!  The theme for Wednesday, July 24 is Tiny Sculptures. Learn how you can you draw in 3D while creating a mini masterpiece with our 3D doodle pens. Guests can also fashion a bracelet, build an action figure, or make a unique piece of art. Maker Wednesday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Summer!
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Summer!

July Theme: Summer!
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Sensory Hour at the Museum
Jul
27
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.

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Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager
Jul
27
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

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Maker Wednesday: Hovercrafts
Jul
31
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Hovercrafts

The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. The theme for Wednesday, July 31 is Hovercrafts. Guests of all ages can create hovercrafts from recycled materials and fly them in our wind tube!  Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Aug
3
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.                                                             

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Maker Wednesday: Ozobots
Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Ozobots

Charter Communications presents Maker Wednesday at Turtle Bay! The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!  Drop-in activities are from 1pm-3pm in the Museum. The theme for Wednesday, August 7 is Ozobots. Our Ozobots are not only fun and colorful but great tools for discovering coding and robotics. Join us as we solve puzzles, complete challenges and watch the Ozobots follow the code you set before them! Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together! Maker Wednesday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping
Aug
10
2:30 PM14:30

Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping

  • Turtle Bay Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Garden Class: Drought Tolerant Landscaping at Home

Drought and heat tolerant gardening doesn’t just mean 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. Free for Members and Volunteers / $3 for nonmembers

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Science Saturday: Phobia Fun
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Phobia Fun

August 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.




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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Little Explorers: Reptiles
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Sun's out, fun is in! Discover new summer activities as we explore together 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.

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Sundial Bridge Tour
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Sundial Bridge Tour

Join Turtle Bay Docents on a FREE interpretive tour of the Sundial Bridge. This exciting tour will provide you with 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. Tours meet at the South End of the Sundial Bridge.

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Garden Tour: A Walk with the Horticulture Manager
Aug
31
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

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Snake Day at Turtle Bay
Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

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!

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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.




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Brews by the Bridge 2019 (21+)
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Brews by the Bridge 2019 (21+)

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.

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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.



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Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures
Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures

The maker movement is upon us! Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers to explore a different making activity each program. Let your creativity and curiosity thrive as we build, collaborate, learn and make together!  The theme for Wednesday, June 12 is Tiny Sculptures. Learn how you can you draw in 3D while creating a mini masterpiece with our 3D doodle pens. Guests can also fashion a bracelet, build an action figure, or make a unique piece of art. Maker Wednesday activities are FREE for Members / Included with Park admission.

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World Oceans Day at Turtle Bay
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

World Oceans 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.

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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.



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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.

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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.



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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.

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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.                                                             

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Final Fridays - Art by the Bridge
May
31
5:00 PM17:00
Art

Final Fridays - Art by the Bridge

  • Art Walk at Turtle Bay Exploration Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turtle Bay Exploration Park will be showcasing local artists and makers in Final Fridays: Art by the Bridge, a series of monthly art events. Each event features “artist market” style booths, located along the walkway between the Sheraton Redding Hotel and Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s main entrance. Final Fridays: Art by the Bridge is free to the public and provides support and additional exposure to Redding’s vibrant art community. The series will run May through September 2019, allowing Turtle Bay guests to come together and enjoy our beautiful outdoors near the gateway to the Sundial Bridge.

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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.

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Turtle Day at Turtle Bay
May
25
3:00 PM15:00

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.

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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

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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.

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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.




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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.

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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.



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Girl Scouts: Bugs and Brownies
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Girl Scouts: 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

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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

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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.

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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.                                                             

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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.

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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.

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