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Mythic Creatures
May
20
to Oct 1

Mythic Creatures

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Shasta Regional Medical Center & US Bank presents
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

May 20 – October 1, 2017
Turtle Bay Museum - Fitzpatrick Exploration Hall and Art Gallery

Have you ever wondered where these fantastic beings come from? This immersive, hands-on exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History explores the amazing origins of our favorite beasts of the land, air, and water through lifelike models, touchable fossils, real objects, and personal accounts from around the world. From narwhals to unicorns and manatees to mermaids, discover the physical and cultural connections between the real and mythical worlds. Oh, and you can build your own dragon. Just don't let it loose in the museum!

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

Mythic Creatures is presented by Shasta Regional Medical Center and US Bank
With major support from Dennis & Sherrill Bambauer; Dr. Pam Ikuta & Don Burton; and Dutch Bros. Coffee – The Resner Family.

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Bigfoot in Our Backyard
May
20
to Oct 1

Bigfoot in Our Backyard

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Bigfoot In Our Backyard
May 20 – October 1, 2017
Turtle Bay Museum - Main Gallery 

We have our very own legendary creature. Take a closer look at the Bigfoot phenomenon in Northern California. Investigate the evidence, see casts of suspected tracks, learn about sightings, and delve into how Bigfoot has become part of our local identity.

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Aquatic Adventures
Sep
6
to Dec 31

Aquatic Adventures

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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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Mermaid Madness!
Sep
23
2:30pm 2:30pm

Mermaid Madness!

Mermaid Madness
Saturdays at 2:30 pm - approx. 3:00 pm
Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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Mermaid Madness!
Sep
30
2:30pm 2:30pm

Mermaid Madness!

Mermaid Madness
Saturdays at 2:30 pm - approx. 3:00 pm
Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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Parrot Playhouse
Oct
4
9:30am 9:30am

Parrot Playhouse

Tri Counties Bank presents
Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
$1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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Parrot Playhouse
Oct
5
9:30am 9:30am

Parrot Playhouse

Tri Counties Bank presents
Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
$1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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Little Explorers: Turtles!
Oct
5
10:00am10:00am

Little Explorers: Turtles!

Turtle Bay - Little Explorers - Turtles

Little Explorers are fun weekly gatherings for kids of all ages and their parents/caretakers, offering a new theme each month. This month, we'll learn about turtles and how they can be found in different environments from freshwater to salt water. Find out what makes these animals turtley-awesome, only at Turtle Bay!

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

 
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Parrot Playhouse
Oct
6
9:30am 9:30am

Parrot Playhouse

Tri Counties Bank presents
Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
$1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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Educator Workshop: Afterschool KidzScience
Oct
7
9:00am 9:00am

Educator Workshop: Afterschool KidzScience

Turtle Bay

Professional Development Workshop
Afterschool KidzScience - Physical Science Series
For educators for 3rd - 5th graders of all kinds

Each of the 4 kits in the Physical Science Series will be presented, with adaptations for younger & older children. Attend this workshop and receive hands-on training in the use of inquiry-based GEMS and GUW curricula, and Professional Growth hour. Network with other area educators too! 

Topics include:
Bubbles - Learning about surface tension
Falling and Flying – Investigating air resistance
Magnets – Discovering magnetic forces
Oobleck – Exploring properties of matter

Registration is $30 and includes curriculum guide. Deadline to register is September 22nd, 2017. Questions? Contact Us Here. 

 

 

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    Educator Workshop: Growing Up Wild
    Oct
    7
    9:00am 9:00am

    Educator Workshop: Growing Up Wild

    Turtle Bay

    Professional Development Workshop: Growing Up Wild
    For educators of Pre-K – 2nd graders of all kinds
    Saturday, October 7, 9:00am - 12:30pm (Check In starts 8:30am)
     

    Growing up Wild is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing up Wild provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

    Registration is $40 and includes curriculum guide. Deadline to register is September 22nd, 2017.

    Questions? Contact Us Here. 

     
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    Fall Plant Sale
    Oct
    7
    9:00am 9:00am

    Fall Plant Sale

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    Fall Plant Sale - Saturday, October 7th Member Pre Sale, 9 - 11 a.m., Public Sale, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sale includes a 20% discount for the public, and a 30% discount for Turtle Bay members!
    Fall is the best time to plant most hardy perennial plants & shrubs in our area!
    Free gardening advice will be available throughout the day from Arboretum and Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers. Come early – some plants sell out fast!

    Free admission to the Gardens all day.
    Turtle Bay’s McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery – 1100 Arboretum Drive(Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take right fork in the road and park in parking lot on the left.)  

    Enter Nursery through gate in parking lot.

     

    More  Nursery events:

    • October 21st  “Ornamental Grasses in the Garden” class, starting at the Arboretum Office 1100 Arboretum Dr. 10am to Noon
    • October 28th Walk with the Horticulture Manager starting 10 am, meeting at the West Gardens’ Entrance
       
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    Charlie Rabbit & Friends
    Oct
    7
    10:00am10:00am

    Charlie Rabbit & Friends

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

    Have gardening fun and get your wiggles out in the Children's 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, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery at 10:00am. 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    8
    10:30am10:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    11
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    12
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Little Explorers: Turtles!
    Oct
    12
    10:00am10:00am

    Little Explorers: Turtles!

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    Little Explorers are fun weekly gatherings for kids of all ages and their parents/caretakers, offering a new theme each month. This month, we'll learn about turtles and how they can be found in different environments from freshwater to salt water. Find out what makes these animals turtley-awesome, only at Turtle Bay!

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

     
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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    13
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    14
    10:30am10:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    18
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    19
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Little Explorers: Turtles!
    Oct
    19
    10:00am10:00am

    Little Explorers: Turtles!

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    Little Explorers are fun weekly gatherings for kids of all ages and their parents/caretakers, offering a new theme each month. This month, we'll learn about turtles and how they can be found in different environments from freshwater to salt water. Find out what makes these animals turtley-awesome, only at Turtle Bay!

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

     
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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    20
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    25
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Parrot Playhouse
    Oct
    26
    9:30am 9:30am

    Parrot Playhouse

    Tri Counties Bank presents
    Parrot Playhouse (Aviary/Birdhouse)
    Weekdays 9:30am - 4pm (Park closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
    Weekends 10:30am - 4pm (Aviary closed daily from 11:45am - 1pm for lunch) 

    Walk through the interactive aviary featuring lorikeets, Australian birds seen in every color of the rainbow!  Enjoy looking at these beautiful parrots and feeding them from you own hand as they land on your arm. 

    Free for Members / Included with Park Admission
    $1 for nectar cups for feeding the birds 

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    Little Explorers: Turtles!
    Oct
    26
    10:00am10:00am

    Little Explorers: Turtles!

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    Little Explorers are fun weekly gatherings for kids of all ages and their parents/caretakers, offering a new theme each month. This month, we'll learn about turtles and how they can be found in different environments from freshwater to salt water. Find out what makes these animals turtley-awesome, only at Turtle Bay!

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

     
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    Charlie Rabbit & Friends
    Dec
    2
    10:00am10:00am

    Charlie Rabbit & Friends

    • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay (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, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery at 10:00am.

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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    Farmers Market
    Sep
    17
    8:00am 8:00am

    Farmers Market

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    Join us on Sundays between 8am-12pm in the Turtle Bay parking lot for a verity of fresh/locally grown fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs and meats. You can also find fresh flowers, oils, honey, plants, baked goods/breads and prepared foods as well as local artisan goods. EBT/Cal Fresh and WIC gladly accepted. Healthy Shasta Market Money Program is accepted at all five markets. 

    This farmers market is made possible though our partnership with Shasta Growers Association and Healthy Shasta. 

    For more information, call 530-225-3745 or visit healthyshasta.org

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    Mermaid Madness!
    Sep
    16
    2:30pm 2:30pm

    Mermaid Madness!

    Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

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    Mermaid Madness!
    Sep
    9
    2:30pm 2:30pm

    Mermaid Madness!

    Mermaid Madness
    Saturdays at 2:30 pm - approx. 3:00 pm
    Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

    Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Family 2nd Saturday: Creature Creations
    Sep
    9
    11:00am11:00am

    Family 2nd Saturday: Creature Creations

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    Kool April Nites presents
    Family 2nd Saturday: Creature Creations
    Saturday 9/9, 11am-3pm

    Whether you’ve dreamt about flying with dragons or heard about a monster in the woods, we invite you and your family to join us as we put the pieces together and create creatures of our own! Let us paint your face and transform you into a dragon or mermaid. Design your own fantastic creature to keep for yourself. With our art supplies and volunteers ready, we will be sure to help your creature come to life.

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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    Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show
    Sep
    4
    11:00am11:00am

    Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show

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    Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show
    Presented by Redding Bank of Commerce
    Last Shows of the Season! 

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Monday, Sept 4
    11:00am & 12:00pm

    You haven't seen this show before! For our 10 year anniversary, the animals have new things to show you. While there will be some fan favorites like having the owl fly inches from your head, new behaviors, new information, and some new animals will thrill you, captivate you and inspire you. So join us for a fun-filled educational wildlife show, This show is one that you won’t soon forget. 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Sundial Bridge Tour
    Sep
    4
    10:00am10:00am

    Sundial Bridge Tour

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    Sundial Bridge Tours
    Friday, September 1, 10:00 AM
    Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM
    Monday, September 4, 10 10:00 AM

    Join Turtle Bay Educators and 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. 

    Free! 

     

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    Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show
    Sep
    3
    11:00am11:00am

    Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show

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    Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show
    Presented by Redding Bank of Commerce
    Last Shows of the Season! 

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Monday, Sept 4
    11:00am & 12:00pm

    You haven't seen this show before! For our 10 year anniversary, the animals have new things to show you. While there will be some fan favorites like having the owl fly inches from your head, new behaviors, new information, and some new animals will thrill you, captivate you and inspire you. So join us for a fun-filled educational wildlife show, This show is one that you won’t soon forget. 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Mermaid Madness!
    Sep
    2
    2:30pm 2:30pm

    Mermaid Madness!

    Mermaid Madness
    Saturdays at 2:30 pm - approx. 3:00 pm
    Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

    Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Sundial Bridge Tour
    Sep
    2
    10:00am10:00am

    Sundial Bridge Tour

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    Sundial Bridge Tours
    Friday, September 1, 10:00 AM
    Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM
    Monday, September 4, 10 10:00 AM

    Join Turtle Bay Educators and 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. 

    Free! 

     

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    Charlie Rabbit & Friends
    Sep
    2
    10:00am10:00am

    Charlie Rabbit & Friends

    • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay (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, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery at 10:00am.

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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    Sundial Bridge Tour
    Sep
    1
    10:00am10:00am

    Sundial Bridge Tour

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    Sundial Bridge Tours
    Friday, September 1, 10:00 AM
    Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM
    Monday, September 4, 10 10:00 AM

    Join Turtle Bay Educators and 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. 

    Free! 

     

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    Mermaid Madness!
    Aug
    26
    2:30pm 2:30pm

    Mermaid Madness!

    Mermaid Madness
    Saturdays at 2:30pm - approx. 3pm
    Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

    Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2:30 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Mermaid Madness!
    Aug
    19
    2:00pm 2:00pm

    Mermaid Madness!

    Mermaid Madness
    Saturdays at 2:00pm - approx. 2:30pm
    Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

    Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Aug
    19
    11:00am11:00am

    Science Saturday: The All-American Solor Explipse

    August 21st will be the “All-American Solar Eclipse.” On this day, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States, from sea to shining sea. The last time this happened was  99 years ago in 1918! In preparation, join us Saturday the 19th to learn how to safely observe this rare phenomenon and explore how shadows and sunlight make it happen. From creating your own eclipse-watching tools to making your own shadows, this is an event for everyone! Don’t miss it…it might not be back for another hundred years!
    Free with Park Admission.

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    Plant Talk: Drought and Heat-Adapted Plants: Mediterranean Basin Garden
    Aug
    19
    9:00am 9:00am

    Plant Talk: Drought and Heat-Adapted Plants: Mediterranean Basin Garden

    On a presumably toasty summer morning we will walk through the Botanical Gardens to see numerous drought-tolerant (mostly evergreen) Mediterranean Basin native plants. We will observe how they fare in high summer temperatures in Redding with low water. Many tough and fascinating plants from throughout the Mediterranean region have grown and thrived here over the years, with little summer watering. These plants are also ideal for local gardens! 

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    Mermaid Madness!
    Aug
    12
    2:00pm 2:00pm

    Mermaid Madness!

    Mermaid Madness
    Saturdays at 2:00pm - approx. 2:30pm
    Turtle Bay Museum - Visible River Aquarium

    Love mermaids? We do too! Come see our mermaid on Saturdays at 2 pm in the museum's Visible River Aquarium as part of our Aquatic Adventures program. We have a large selection of mermaid merchandise in the Museum Store & Coffee Bar, and even a raspberry lemonade called the Mermaid to enjoy, only at Turtle Bay! 

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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    Family 2nd Saturday: Finding Bigfoot
    Aug
    12
    11:00am11:00am

    Family 2nd Saturday: Finding Bigfoot

    Kool April Nites Present

    Is Bigfoot just a figment of our imagination? Is it a real creature that went extinct? Or is Bigfoot somewhere out there, waiting to be found? If you missed our program in May or didn’t find Bigfoot the first time around, join us again to track down the mysterious creature with activities that kids and parents alike will enjoy!

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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    Charlie Rabbit & Friends
    Aug
    5
    10:00am10:00am

    Charlie Rabbit & Friends

    Have fun gardening and get your wiggles out in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain). Charlie Rabbit & Friends 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, located off of Arboretum Dr. next to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery at 10:00am.

    Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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