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Maker Wednesday: Tiny Sculptures
Feb
20
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! Can you draw in 3D? Create a mini masterpiece with our 3D doodle pens. Fashion a bracelet, build an action figure, or make a unique piece of art!

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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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Discovery Camp: Colorful Chemistry
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Discovery 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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Little Explorers: Me and My Family
Mar
7
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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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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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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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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 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
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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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: 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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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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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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Little Explorers: Eggs-actly!
Apr
11
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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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