Animal Spotlight Program
Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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Science Saturday: People of the Forest
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: People of the Forest

Forests play an important role in our lives. We use forest products every day from the food we eat to the paper we use. Forests provide clean air, water, and economic opportunities. Join us and smokejumpers from the US Forest Service to learn about the art of crosscut sawing (and even give it a try!) and things you can do to help care for the natural resources around us. Come meet Smokey Bear and learn about fire prevention from 1 – 2 pm in the Museum!

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Survival Indoor Animal Show
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Survival Indoor Animal Show

Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side 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. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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West Coast Biennial
Jan
25
to Apr 28

West Coast Biennial

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

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

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Animal Spotlight Program
Jan
25
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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Redding Cultural Cruise (Day 1)
Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

Redding Cultural Cruise (Day 1)

Join us for this annual City-wide event and celebrate the openings of Turtle Bay’s fifth West Coast Biennial Art Exhibition, the annual Famous Artists Student Art Show, and Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. This year’s juror, Carrie Lederer will speak at 3 pm, before the event, and Biennial prizes will be awarded at 6pm.

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Sensory Hour at the Museum
Jan
26
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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Roots of Wisdom
Jan
26
to May 5

Roots of Wisdom

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

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

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Redding Cultural Cruise (Day 2)
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Redding Cultural Cruise (Day 2)

Join us for this annual City-wide event and celebrate the openings of Turtle Bay’s fifth West Coast Biennial Art Exhibition, the annual Famous Artists Student Art Show, and Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. This year’s juror, Carrie Lederer will speak at 3 pm, before the event, and Biennial prizes will be awarded at 6pm.

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Survival Indoor Animal Show
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Survival Indoor Animal Show

Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side 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. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Animal Spotlight Program
Feb
1
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Feb
2
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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Survival Indoor Animal Show
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Survival Indoor Animal Show

Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side 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. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Be An Artist
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Be An Artist

Mini Monet, Pipsqueak Picasso, you can be an artist too! Discover different forms of art, experiment with colors, and so much more! 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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Animal Spotlight Program
Feb
8
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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Girl Scouts: Introductory Patch Day
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Girl Scouts: Introductory Patch Day

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

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Family 2nd Saturday: Art Studio
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Art Studio

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

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Survival Indoor Animal Show
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Survival Indoor Animal Show

Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side 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. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Be An Artist
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Be An Artist

Mini Monet, Pipsqueak Picasso, you can be an artist too! Discover different forms of art, experiment with colors, and so much more! 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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Animal Spotlight Program
Feb
15
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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Garden Class: Indoor Propagation for Vegetables and Perennials
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Indoor Propagation for Vegetables and Perennials

Dreaming of your spring garden while perusing seed catalogs on cold winter nights? February is an ideal time to get a head start on Spring. Join Turtle Bay’s Nursery Specialist Lynne Klocke and Horticulture Manager Lisa Endicott to learn about easy (and productive) indoor home seed starting and other types of plant propagation for your spring garden!

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Science Saturday: Dry Ice Exploration
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Dry Ice Exploration

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

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Survival Indoor Animal Show
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Survival Indoor Animal Show

Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side 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. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Discovery Camp: You're the Artist!
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

Discovery Camp: You're the Artist!

Children ages 7-12 are invited to join educators and volunteers for the day! You become the artists as we explore different media including painting, weaving, and more! Get inspired by art work around the museum or the natural landscapes outside our doors. All materials are included. Please register by February 1, 2019. Cost: $45 for members/$55 for non-members.

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Little Explorers: Be An Artist
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Be An Artist

Mini Monet, Pipsqueak Picasso, you can be an artist too! Discover different forms of art, experiment with colors, and so much more! 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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Discover Camp: Colorful Chemistry
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Discover Camp: Colorful Chemistry

Children ages 7-12 are invited to join educators and volunteers for the day! Discover the colorful world of chemistry through scientific experiments and activities. We will provide the safety goggles and lab coats (safety first!) as you discover the fascinating world of chemistry! Cost: $45 for members/$55 for non-members.

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Little Explorers: Be An Artist
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Be An Artist

Mini Monet, Pipsqueak Picasso, you can be an artist too! Discover different forms of art, experiment with colors, and so much more! 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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Between Two Worlds: Closing Ceremony
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Between Two Worlds: Closing Ceremony

Free and open to the public! Please join Center for Lao Studies for the closing ceremony for Between Two Worlds. Panelists will include local Lao and Iu-Mien community members from Redding who will share their personal stories, tracing their lives from Laos to Redding following the Vietnam war. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and experience the exhibition with the people who created it. The ceremony will conclude with traditional instrumental performances followed by light refreshments and appetizers.  

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Survival Indoor Animal Show
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Survival Indoor Animal Show

Join us for this up close and personal experience with some of the stars of the Walk on the Wild Side 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. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Just Add Water
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Just Add Water

Abundant, mysterious and an absolute necessity – water is a unique and fascinating substance. Join our educators and volunteers for colorful activities and exciting demonstrations that explore water and its properties! From painting with watercolors to watching water defy gravity – there will be activities for everyone is the family to enjoy.

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Garden Class: Fruit Tree Selection and Cultivation
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Class: Fruit Tree Selection and Cultivation

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

This session will be taught by Certified Arborist Rico Montenegro of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundations.. Learn about fruit tree selection, IPM or natural techniques of pest control, soils and fertilization, how to train young and newly planted trees and pruning methods that include ways to maintain fruit trees in a compact or reduced size. Also learn an introduction on how to restore old, neglected and abused fruit trees and information applicable to all types of trees. Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office - 1135 Arboretum Drive (office inside Nursery, next to Greenhouse).

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Animal Spotlight Program
Jan
11
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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Charlie Rabbit & Friends
Jan
5
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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Animal Spotlight Program
Jan
4
2:00 PM14:00

Animal Spotlight Program

On Fridays at 2pm inside the Mill Building, 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 with one of the trainers. Hear the special stories about these amazing animal ambassadors.



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