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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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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: Summer!
Jul
4
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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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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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
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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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
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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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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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
22
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
29
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: 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.

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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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Whole Earth & Watershed Festival - Redding City Hall
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Whole Earth & Watershed Festival - Redding City Hall

  • Redding City Hall & Sculpture Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual Whole Earth & Watershed Festival is a free community-wide celebration with activities for all ages that celebrate the social, economic, and environmental solutions for us and our planet while enhancing the health and livability of the North State region.  You can help us celebrate by visiting Turtle Bay's booth and learning about how YOU can take responsibility for the amazing world that is all around us. Visit www.wholeearthandwatershedfestival.org for more information.

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Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
18
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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Maker Wednesday: Keys, Buttons, and Touchpads!
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Wednesday: Keys, Buttons, and Touchpads!

In this edition of Maker Wednesdays, turn everyday objects, like bananas, into a touchpad! Join as we use Makey Makeys, devices that use alligator clips and wires to turn many objects into buttons and keys. Play a video game with play dough buttons or make your friend into a bongo! Materials are included.

Free for Member/ Included with park admission.

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Family 2nd Saturday: Sustainability
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Sustainability

April Theme: Sustainability - Join our educators and volunteers as we explore ways to take better care of our world. Meet local hobbyists, investigate plastics and recycling, and discover ways to reduce waste and live sustainably. Free for Members / Included with Park admission.

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Little Explorers: Week of the Young Child
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Week of the Young Child

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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Week of the Young Child -  It’s A Big World!
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Week of the Young Child - It’s A Big World!

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

Continue the celebration of Week of the Young Child! Enjoy fun activities throughout the Park and more with community partners. Join us at 10 am for an exciting story time. Special event admission is free for children 5 & under. Each child 5 & under admits one adult free of charge. Children ages 6 & older and additional adults are half price.

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Week of the Young Child - Pop-up Story Time
Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Week of the Young Child - Pop-up Story Time

  • Children’s Garden, McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate Week of the Young Child! Turtle Bay will be hosting a pop-up story time to encourage early literacy and learning. Join us for a story, healthy snack and fun activities. Free!

Children’s Garden, McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
1155 Arboretum Drive, Redding, CA

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Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
4
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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Little Explorers: Me and My Family
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Me and My Family

March Theme: Me and My Family
What makes you unique? Discover special qualities about yourself and your family! 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: Me and My Family
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Me and My Family

March Theme: Me and My Family
What makes you unique? Discover special qualities about yourself and your family! 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: 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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Little Explorers: Me and My Family
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Me and My Family

March Theme: Me and My Family
What makes you unique? Discover special qualities about yourself and your family! 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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Girl Scouts: Brownies Adventure Through Space
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Adventure Through Space

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: Out of this World
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Family 2nd Saturday: Out of this World

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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