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West Coast Biennial
Jan
25
to Apr 28

West Coast Biennial

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Paint Night at the Museum - April Flowers
Apr
6
4:30 PM16:30

Paint Night at the Museum - April Flowers

  • 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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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Incredible Inventions
Sep
29
to Jan 4

Incredible Inventions

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  • Google Calendar ICS

From ball bearings to gears, to architecture, everything we create today is built on a strong foundation of ancient science and engineering. Created by Artisans of Florence, fifty highly interactive stations let families follow in the footsteps of Archimedes the father of Science, Roman engineer Marcus Vitruvius, and the great Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Sensory Hour
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Sensory Hour

We are proud to open our Museum doors with 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. Our goal is to make Sensory Hour a comfortable environment for children with a variety of sensory differences. Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and if necessary, direct you to a quiet space that provides a chance to cool down and take a break.

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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Week of the Young Child: It’s a Big, Big World, So Let’s Take Care of It!
Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Week of the Young Child: It’s a Big, Big World, So Let’s Take Care of It!

Continue the celebration of Week of the Young Child! Enjoy fun activities throughout the Park and more with our community partners. Join us at 10 am for a special story time with special guest, Mike Krueger from KRCR News! Special event admission is free for children 5 & under. Each child 5 & under also admits one adult free of charge. Children ages 6 & older and additional adults are half price. Preschool groups may register ahead of time by calling 530-242-3108.  

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Ask a Smokejumper & Smokey Bear
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Ask a Smokejumper & Smokey Bear

Join us Saturday, March 31 at 11am for a 30-minute presentation from US Forest Service Smokejumpers in the Mill Building at Turtle Bay! Learn about what they do and how they do it, including the equipment they use, training they go through, and why it's such an important job. At 12 pm enjoy an opportunity to meet Smokey Bear and learn how you can prevent wildfires! Free for Members / Included in Park admission. 

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Story Time - Andrew the Blue-Eared Puppy
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Story Time - Andrew the Blue-Eared Puppy

Local author, Marla Huehmer, will read her book, Andrew the Blue-Eared Puppy. This story provides insight to parents and children on how to talk about the feelings that come with leaving old friends, encountering different situations, and making new friends. Learn how this unique and artistic book was created, illustrated, and published. Come and be inspired by this heartfelt story and enjoy a special craft that will take you into the world of book illustration.

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Paint Night - FULL
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Paint Night - FULL

Whether you’re a painter or a person who has never touched a brush, local artist and art instructor, Lura Wilhelm, will guide you in painting your own take-home masterpiece. No experience is necessary. Invite your friends and register today! One glass of wine and all materials are included. 21+ only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 242-3108 to register. Please note: cancellations made within 48 hours will not be refunded.

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Design Zone
Jan
27
to Apr 6

Design Zone

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Go behind the scenes to see how developers, producers, and designers use math to do amazing things. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, this interactive exhibition highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process. Explore concepts like patterns, variables, scale, slope, and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators.

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