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

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Bumpy scales and hard skin are just a couple of ways to describe reptiles. Come discover what else makes them all the same 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: Measure Me
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Family 2nd Saturday: Fall Fun
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Fall Fun

As the leaves, apples, and acorns fall from the trees – join our educators and volunteers to explore gravity and other forces in the autumnal season. Crunch, rip, or smoosh leaves in our sensory bins, create your own paper helicopter and more! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members



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Big Blue Blocks
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Big Blue Blocks

Play, build, and create with our Big Blue Blocks! Children build a new world each time they play. The Big Blue Blocks are child-directed and open-ended; they encourage self-expression through deep, joyful play. Play with our Big Blue Blocks and unlock children’s creative spirit! Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Science Saturday: Genetics
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Genetics

All living things have DNA. Take on the role of a genome researcher and explore a wide range of activities focused on DNA and genetics.  Learn about inherited traits you share and what traits are unique to you. Join Turtle Bay educators and volunteers with hands-on activities that will engage the whole family and don’t forget to check out our newest exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.  Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members






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Famous Artist Portfolio Program Training
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Famous Artist Portfolio Program Training

This free program allows parents, teachers, and community members to present reproductions of significant artworks to students in the classroom. Attend this workshop to learn about the program and how you can bring art into the classroom. Portfolios are organized by grade level with follow-up art activities.

To register, call 530-242-3148 or email famousartists@turtlebay.org 

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Little Explorers: Measure Me
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Measure Me

Go beyond measuring tapes and measuring cups. What else can you use to find out how small, big, heavy, light, fast, or slow different objects are? 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Teacher Professional Development Workshop – Treasure Boxes
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher Professional Development Workshop – Treasure Boxes

Learn to guide students in using collections of small, interesting objects in an innovative series of mathematics activities. Working with these “treasures” provides fresh and exciting ways for your students to learn and grow. Treasure Boxes is a curriculum guide produced by the Lawrence Hall of Science and works well for preschool – 3rd grade teachers. Participants will receive a curriculum guide, professional growth hours, and an opportunity to collaborate with other teachers. Cost is $30 per participant.

To register, visit www.turtlebay.org/professional-development or call 530-242-3108.

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders

October Theme: Nighttime Wonders
“Hoot, hoot, hoot!” is just one of the many nighttime sounds we hear. What animals come out only at night? Come and find out what they are doing when you are sound asleep. 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. Included with paid Park admission/ Free for Members 

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

Little Explorers: Reptiles

August Theme: Reptiles
Bumpy scales and hard skin are just a couple of ways to describe reptiles. Come discover what else makes them all the same 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
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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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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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
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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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: 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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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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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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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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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
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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!

April Theme: Eggs-actly!
What animals hatch from eggs? Be prepared to learn egg-specially interesting things about eggs! 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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