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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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Sensory Hour at the Museum
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Sensory Hour at the Museum

We are proud to open our Museum doors with our lights dimmed, minimal sounds, and a relaxed atmosphere. Sensory Hour is an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families to experience the Museum. This program is free, however pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 530-242-3108.

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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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Paint Night at the Museum: California Poppies
Aug
24
4:30 PM16:30

Paint Night at the Museum: California Poppies

Invite your friends and register today for Paint Night at the Museum. No experience is necessary as local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you as you create your take-home masterpiece. One glass of wine and all materials are included. 21+ only, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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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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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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The Art of Beer Tasting (21+)
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

The Art of Beer Tasting (21+)

Ever wonder what goes into your favorite brews? Want to learn what you like and how to ask for it? Join Turtle Bay and Fall River Brewing Company for this exclusive beer tasting class and learn to speak beer! Pre-registration is required for this 21+ event as space is limited. Tickets will not be available at the door, so register online below. Doors will open at 4:30pm for guests to experience the exhibition - Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol. The cocktail class will begin promptly at 5pm.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 

Officer Jacob Provencio from Redding Police Department will be administering Field Sobriety Tests with the Fatal Vision goggles and engaging with park guests about drunk driving, DUIs, and other consequences related to alcohol consumption within Turtle Bay’s current exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol.

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The Choices We Make
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

The Choices We Make

Try your hand at a field sobriety test with the Redding Police Department. Try on a pair of Fatal Vision®  goggles and attempt to perform simultaneous multiple tasks that are required for driving. At 1 pm join in on a special presentation, Intoxiclock, by A Sobering Choice.

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Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen

Design Ethnographer, Amanda Jensen, of Redding Distributing Co. will be in the Museum on Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. She’ll be administering her pieces that use game play to cultivate cultural consciousness in beer consumers within the exhibition – at the mock bar to be precise! These prototypes interrogate themes of ownership and sense of place as a response to corporate beer brands impact on local culture.

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Paint Night at the Museum - SOLD OUT
Apr
6
4:30 PM16:30

Paint Night at the Museum - SOLD OUT

  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Museum Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The special edition of Paint Night at the Museum is open to anyone 16+ so invite your friends and register today! No experience is necessary as local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you as you create your take-home masterpiece. Materials will be provided, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 

Officer Jacob Provencio from Redding Police Department will be administering Field Sobriety Tests with the Fatal Vision goggles and engaging with park guests about drunk driving, DUIs, and other consequences related to alcohol consumption within Turtle Bay’s current exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol.

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Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen

Design Ethnographer, Amanda Jensen, of Redding Distributing Co. will be in the Museum on Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. She’ll be administering her pieces that use game play to cultivate cultural consciousness in beer consumers within the exhibition – at the mock bar to be precise! These prototypes interrogate themes of ownership and sense of place as a response to corporate beer brands impact on local culture.

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Sensory Hour at the Museum
Apr
6
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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The Art of the Classic Cocktail (21+)
Apr
5
4:30 PM16:30

The Art of the Classic Cocktail (21+)

Join us for an evening of distilled spirits to train your nose and tongue in what goes in to the blending of a cocktail. This tasting will be led by Moseley Family Cellars’ very own mixologist, Ashley Pierce. Light snacks will be available. Space is limited for this 21+ only event. Cost: $30 for members / $40 for non-members

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Sobering Conversations with Officer Jacob Provencio 

Officer Jacob Provencio from Redding Police Department will be administering Field Sobriety Tests with the Fatal Vision goggles and engaging with park guests about drunk driving, DUIs, and other consequences related to alcohol consumption within Turtle Bay’s current exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol.

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Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Beer’s Cultural Impact with Amanda Jensen

Design Ethnographer, Amanda Jensen, of Redding Distributing Co. will be in the Museum on Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm. She’ll be administering her pieces that use game play to cultivate cultural consciousness in beer consumers within the exhibition – at the mock bar to be precise! These prototypes interrogate themes of ownership and sense of place as a response to corporate beer brands impact on local culture.

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 Science Saturday: Welcome to Planet Earth
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Science Saturday: Welcome to Planet Earth

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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The Art of Wine Tasting
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

The Art of Wine Tasting

Join Moseley Family Cellars and their chief winemaker and sommelier, Ashley Pierce, for an evening of wine education including tastings and aroma training while visiting our latest exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol. Light snacks will be available. Space is limited for this 21+ only event. Cost: $30 for members / $40 for non-members. Questions? Call 530-242-3191.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE


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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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Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol
Feb
16
to May 12

Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol

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

From happy accidents to complex chemistry, explore the deep history of alcoholic beverages in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol. Last Call will be on display February 16, through May 12 and features many hands-on elements. Match glasses to drinks! Take a docent-led field sobriety test and explore the ever-evolving sociology surrounding our connection to ethanol.

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Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
Jan
26
to May 5

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science

  • 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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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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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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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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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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Between Two Worlds
Oct
6
to Jan 13

Between Two Worlds

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

Told by the people themselves, this exhibition from the Center for Lao Studies tells the refugees’ stories in their own words; tracing their lives after the Secret War, and of their journeys from their homes in Laos to reeducation camps to refugee camps to finding new homes in the United States.

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