Turtle Bay

Upcoming Events

Aquatic Adventures
Sep
6
to Dec 31

Aquatic Adventures

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park (map)
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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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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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Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky
Nov
1
to Jan 7

Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky

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

The National Smokejumper Association presents this exhibition about the fascinating history of the United States Forest Service Smokejumper program. Students will learn what it takes to be a Smokejumper, dive into the history of fire suppression in the United States, explore how the program came about, and even discover its role in homefront defense during WWII!

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Science Saturday: Our World and Beyond
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Our World and Beyond

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Science Saturday: Our World and Beyond
Saturday, November 18
11am-3pm

Ever wondered how contrails and clouds are formed in our sky? Do you know how satellites stay in orbit? Find out the answers and discover more as we explore the wonders of Earth and the mysteries of space!

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission 

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Children's Art Workshop: Weaving
Nov
21
9:00 AM09:00

Children's Art Workshop: Weaving

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Children's Art Workshop: Weaving

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register by Nov. 13

Friday, December 22, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register by Dec. 15

Turtle Bay Exploration Park
844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Introducing... Art Workshops at the Museum! These programs provide an opportunity for your child to learn a new skill while exploring art at Turtle Bay. Learn how to use a loom while we discover the colorful world of textiles and weaving. Bring home your creation to share with others. All materials and a snack are included. This workshop is open to 8-12 year-olds and requires a minimum of 10 participants and with a maximum of 20.

Cost per workshop: $20/member and $30/non-member. 

 

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 Garden Class: Walk with the Horticulture Manager
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Walk with the Horticulture Manager

  • 1135 Arboretum Drive Redding, CA, 96003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Garden Class: Walk with the Horticulture Manager

Saturday, November 25, 10:00am-11:00am - 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 the Botanical Gardens. Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office 1135 Arboretum Drive Redding, CA 96003 (MAP)

Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Ugly & Bright Sweater Fashion Night
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Ugly & Bright Sweater Fashion Night

Are you ready for your next holiday party? Do you know what you’re going to wear? We are here to help! This 21 and over event invites you to join us for an evening of hot glue, applique, and holiday sweaters! With your creativity and our eclectic collection of seasonal swag, bring your own sweater to decorate as we enjoy beverages and light appetizers.

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

  • Mill Building in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Doesthe early bird always catch the worm? All this and more with stories and activities for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission. 

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Creature Feature Program
Nov
30
2:30 PM14:30

Creature Feature Program

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Creature Feature Program
Thursdays, 2:30p, October 19, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp

Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay… the animals.  This meet and greet will bring out a different animal each week for you to meet up close. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission.

Questions? Contact Us Here

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

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

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

Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10am-11pm

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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JF Shea Discount Day
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

JF Shea Discount Day

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JF Shea Discount Day
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10am-4pm

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is offering a deeply discounted admission to the Park on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Admission for all ages will be just $2 per person all day for access to the entire Park, thanks to J. F. Shea. In a continued effort to make Turtle Bay as accessible as possible to the Redding community and beyond, Turtle Bay strives to offer discount days when possible. This $2-admission day is entirely thanks to a sponsorship from J. F. Shea Construction.

About J. F. Shea Construction

At the core of the family network of influential companies under J. F. Shea Company is J. F. Shea Construction, Inc. – one of today’s largest and most respected civil contractors in the nation. The construction company’s legacy of milestone achievements include the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, and San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. 

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Children's Art Workshop: Weaving
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Children's Art Workshop: Weaving

Introducing... Art Workshops at the Museum! These programs provide an opportunity for your child to learn a new skill while exploring art at Turtle Bay. Learn how to use a loom while we discover the colorful world of textiles and weaving. Bring home your creation to share with others. All materials and a snack are included.

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Children's Art Workshop: Nature Prints
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Art Workshop: Nature Prints

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Children's Art Workshop: Nature Prints

Experience various forms of printmaking including block printing and gyotaku, the ancient art of fish printing. Participants will get to bring home all their artwork. All materials and a snack are included.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register by Nov. 13

Friday, December 22, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register by Dec. 15

Cost per workshop: $20/member and $30/non-member.

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Garden Class: Walk with the Horticulture Manager
Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Walk with the Horticulture Manager

  • 1135 Arboretum Drive Redding, CA, 96003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Garden Class: Walk with the Horticulture Manager
Saturday, December 30
10am-11am

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 the Botanical Gardens. Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office 1135 Arboretum Drive Redding, CA 96003 (MAP)

Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Creature Feature Program
Nov
16
2:30 PM14:30

Creature Feature Program

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Creature Feature Program
Thursdays, 2:30p, October 19, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp

Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay… the animals.  This meet and greet will bring out a different animal each week for you to meet up close. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission.

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

  • Mill Building in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Doesthe early bird always catch the worm? All this and more with stories and activities for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission. 

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Animal Parade
Nov
12
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Parade

Take a stroll with Spike, the porcupine, Sweet Pea, the skunk and other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way through the park. Weather permitting. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission

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Plant Talk: Tree Selection and Care
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Plant Talk: Tree Selection and Care

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

Plant Talk: Tree Selection and Care

Saturday, November 11 10:00am-11:30am - Trees in a landscape and our urban forest, are critical assets, providing property accents by creating structure, habitat, fruit, shade, etc; they are also important investments for homeowners and our communities in many different ways. Join Consulting Certified Arborist, Horticulturist and Licensed Pest Control Advisor Rico Montenegro, and Chief Arborist for the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation as he shares his expertise about tree selection, correct planting and cultural practices, pruning, disease control and care of older trees. Meet at Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office 1135 Arboretum Drive Redding, CA 96003 (MAP)

Free for Members / Included in Garden Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

 

 

 

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Five and Dime Days
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Five and Dime Days

Redding REU Presents: 
Five and Dime days at Turtle Bay Exploration Park!

On the 5th and 10th of each month, admission to Turtle Bay is reduced to $5 for Children and $10 for Adults.

This regular discount opportunity is an effort to increase Park accessibility to everyone!Turtle Bay is here for the whole community to enjoy – and with partners like REU, we can make sure that happens.

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Creature Feature Program
Nov
9
2:30 PM14:30

Creature Feature Program

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Creature Feature Program
Thursdays, 2:30p, October 19, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp

Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay… the animals.  This meet and greet will bring out a different animal each week for you to meet up close. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission.

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

  • Mill Building in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Doesthe early bird always catch the worm? All this and more with stories and activities for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission. 

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Animal Parade
Nov
5
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Parade

Take a stroll with Spike, the porcupine, Sweet Pea, the skunk and other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way through the park. Weather permitting. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission

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Five and Dime Days
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Five and Dime Days

Redding REU Presents Five and Dime days at Turtle Bay Exploration Park!

On the 5th and 10th of each month, admission to Turtle Bay is reduced to $5 for Children and $10 for Adults.

This regular discount opportunity is an effort to increase Park accessibility to everyone!

Turtle Bay is here for the whole community to enjoy – and with partners like REU, we can make sure that happens.

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Creature Feature Program
Nov
2
2:30 PM14:30

Creature Feature Program

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Creature Feature Program
Thursdays, 2:30p, October 19, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp

Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay… the animals.  This meet and greet will bring out a different animal each week for you to meet up close. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission.

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Little Explorers: Birds
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Birds

  • Mill Building in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big birds, small birds, short birds, tall birds! Let’s learn about them all! Why do they have feathers? Doesthe early bird always catch the worm? All this and more with stories and activities for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission. 

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Animal Parade
Oct
29
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Parade

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Animal Parade

Sunday, October 29 - 2:30pm-3:00pm - Take a stroll with Spike, the porcupine, Sweet Pea, the skunk and other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way through the park. Weather permitting. Meet at the Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003 (MAP)

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

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Animal Coverings: Fur, Feathers, and Scales
Oct
27
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Coverings: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

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Animal Coverings: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Friday October 27, 2:30pm - 3:00pm - We may wear jackets, hats and boots to stay warm, safe or even simply look nice, but for animals it is all built in. Whether it helps them to stay warm, or provides protection from predators, animal coverings all have a role to help them survive in the wild. Get an up close encounter with some of our furry, scaly, or feathery animal ambassadors as we learn what role coverings play in their own survival during this 20 minute presentation. Meet at the Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003 (MAP).

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Creature Feature Program
Oct
26
2:30 PM14:30

Creature Feature Program

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Creature Feature Program
Thursdays, 2:30p, October 19, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp

Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay… the animals.  This meet and greet will bring out a different animal each week for you to meet up close. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission.

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Little Explorers: Turtles!
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

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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Animal Parade
Oct
22
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Parade

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Animal Parade

Sunday October 22, 2:30pm-3:00pm - Take a stroll with Spike, the porcupine, Sweet Pea, the skunk and other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way through the park. Weather permitting. Meet at the Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003 (MAP)

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Survival! Indoor Animal Show
Oct
21
2:30 PM14:30

Survival! Indoor Animal Show

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Survival! Indoor Animal Show

Saturday October 21, 2:30pm - 3:00pm - How do animals survive in the harsh and dangerous wild? How do they protect themselves, stay warm and get enough food? Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side summer animal show. This 30 minute adventure will have you face to face with some of our favorite animals as they fly, crawl, or walk on by. A fun time for all ages that you will not soon forget. Meet at the Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003 (MAP).

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Science Saturday: Chemistry of Color
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Chemistry of Color

  • 844 Sundial Bridge Drive Redding, CA, 96001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Science Saturday: Chemistry of Color

Saturday, October 21, 11:00am - 3:00pm - Join our educators and volunteers to discover the colorful side of science. From butterflies and beetles to cabbages, nature has its own way of bringing these pigments to life. Discover how these naturals dyes are used in modern fabrications as well as their synthetic counterparts. Meet at the Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003 (MAP).

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

 

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Ornamental Grasses in the Gardens
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Ornamental Grasses in the Gardens

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Nursery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Ornamental Grasses in the Gardens

Saturday, October 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm - With a wide variety of form, size and texture, ornamental grasses have earned their place in the garden. Join Turtle Bay Horticulture Manager Lisa Endicott for this informative class. Meet at 1135 Arboretum Drive (MAP), near the west entrance of the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. 

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Animal Coverings: Fur, Feathers, and Scales
Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Coverings: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

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Animal Coverings: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Friday October 20, 2:30pm - 3:00pm - We may wear jackets, hats and boots to stay warm, safe or even simply look nice, but for animals it is all built in. Whether it helps them to stay warm, or provides protection from predators, animal coverings all have a role to help them survive in the wild. Get an up close encounter with some of our furry, scaly, or feathery animal ambassadors as we learn what role coverings play in their own survival during this 20 minute presentation. Meet at the Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003 (MAP).

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Creature Feature Program
Oct
19
2:30 PM14:30

Creature Feature Program

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Creature Feature Program
Thursdays, 2:30p, October 19, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp

Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay… the animals.  This meet and greet will bring out a different animal each week for you to meet up close. Free for Turtle Bay Members / Included in Park Admission.

Questions? Contact Us Here

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Little Explorers: Turtles!
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Turtles!

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Little Explorers: Turtles! 

Thursdays in October, 10:00am - 11:00am - 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! Meet at the Turtle Bay Museum at 844 Sundial Bridge Drive (MAP). 

Free for Members / Included in Park Admission

Questions? Contact Us Here

 
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