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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Good little walk from the civic center!

This is a beautiful little spot super close to the civic auditorium. It was a nice place to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael A
Beaumont, California
A must see if in Redding

Very educational exploration park with many exhibits to see and wildlife and aquarium. A cafe and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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  • Terrible2%
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“sundial bridge”(112 reviews)
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far...more
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844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
+1 530-243-8850
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 June 2005

This was definitely a superb attraction that had wonderful exhibits. The whole place was clean, well manicured, and very interesting. There were a variety of exhibits for every taste and even a large outdoor exploration and play area for the kids. When I was there...More

9  Thank agentgyrl
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 April 2010

Today me and my wife were in the park http://www.turtlebay.org . The park has huge area but animals are in awful conditions there. So small cages for eagles, foxes, porcupine, snakes, turtles ... Real prison for animals. The worst thing - a lot of children...More

8  Thank AlexZolot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful little spot super close to the civic auditorium. It was a nice place to walk, take pictures and see the Sacramento River from the Sundial Bridge.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational exploration park with many exhibits to see and wildlife and aquarium. A cafe and souvenir shop as well.

Thank slav198
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turtle Bay is one of my favorite places to visit in Redding. I have grown up visiting Turtle Bay as a child and I still enjoy it as an adult. Lots of historical exhibits, animal exhibits, and even play areas for kids. The whole park...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I went to see the "tool" exhibit and was very surprised to see so many displays. The displays were made of wood and showed gears in varying configurations, cogs, block and tackle, balances, and ball bearings. The kids I saw were having a good time...More

Thank LadyPegasus4ya
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the museum. Our intention was to get them out and have them entertained. It worked, very well as it turned out. Papa and I were just as entertained as the kids! Love the parrot exhibit, animals, and the simulated parachute...More

Thank Dianna L
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This place has something for everyone! Kids exploration park is both educational and fun even for adults!! Great place to take family when the are in town. There is a donation box if you would like to donate also!

Thank Bozinski
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We gone up for a couple days to see a concert over the weekend at civil auditorium and when we arrived found that we were walking distance from sun dial bridge and Turtle bay, so we spent the one day having a great outing with...More

Thank Clifford L
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I love going here when the car show is going on in april. Lots of things to do and it's very reasonable.

Thank Donny P
Reviewed 18 August 2018

What a visual delight...the Sundial Bridge, the Sacramento River and the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens! We walked across the bridge and went down to the river's edge. There were ducks, geese and egrets. We also explored the Gardens and finally ended our stay with a...More

2  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My daughter and I always enjoying visiting new experiences. And, this one was amazing. It has wonderful exhibits with lots of hands on activities. There is a wonderful outside playground and shows. You can even interact with parrots. We really enjoyed and will return.

2  Thank Tina L
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Monica B
31 May 2018|
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Response from Turtle B | Property representative |
Hello! Yes we have a place for you to store your car seats for the day.
Jessica K
26 April 2017|
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Response from Turtle B | Property representative |
Hello and great question! Yes, three hours can be enough time to view the museum and a large portion of the outdoor activities.
lori g
12 October 2016|
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Response from Selenium_SE | Reviewed this property |
There are areas to park your RV near the Redding Rodeo Grounds, which is just to the West of Turtle Bay behind the Civic Auditorium. Turtle Bay, Redding Rodeo Grounds, and the Civic Auditorium are all in the same general... More