at Turtle Bay Exploration Park

 The animal programs at Turtle Bay aim to inspire wonder, create connections, and foster appreciation for the diversity and magnificence of wildlife through conservation, education and entertainment. All of the animals at Turtle Bay are non-releasable and most are rescued. You will see over 64 different species of animals at the Park. Most of these animals are native to North America and Redding in particular.

You can support Turtle Bay’s wildlife and conservation efforts with our Adopt-An-Animal Program, or experience our popular Behind-The-Scenes Tours with Timber the Beaver. Turtle Bay Memberships are another way to help us with our mission.

Aquatic Adventures

Wednesdays - Sundays, 10:30am

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Animal Spotlight

Fridays, 2pm

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Survival Indoor Animal Show

Saturdays, 2pm

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Animal Parade

Sundays, 2pm

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Throughout the years, Turtle Bay’s animal trainers have been recognized for their progressive off-leash work with animals, being awarded the 2012 Sharing the Knowledge Award from the ABMA (Animal Behavior and Management Alliance).  In 2016 trainers were awarded two awards from the IAATE (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators), the Show Behavior of the Year and Interpretive Behavior of the Year.

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Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp exhibits wild animals, many of which have been rescued and would not survive if released.  Much of Northern California's natural beauty is in its widespread forests. Forests provide habitat for many of these creatures. Turtle Bay celebrates the relationship between these magnificent forests and the animals that live there. Through forestry and animal education guests will experience the close relationships we all have to our environment.