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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wonderful family walk

We walked through this park today. My sons love to play Pokémon-Go and there were so many other... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lmariehill
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Stockton, California
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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 14 November 2018
Michael A
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Beaumont, California
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked through this park today. My sons love to play Pokémon-Go and there were so many other people playing the game too! It was really funny. The gardens are very pretty and there were so many different whimsical art pieces to see. At the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lmariehill
Reviewed 5 days ago

This might be better during the spring season but not worth the entrance fee charged. The Aquarium is not an aquarium. We did not find any turtles....just pictures and some very uninteresting displays. The walk over the bridge was the most interesting. I'm not sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pauliney2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for children as well as adults but let’s be practical, the prices charged are outrageous. How many families can shell out $30.00 for a t-shirt! Please keep in mind our families are still recovering from the fires in Redding.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FoxMustang
Reviewed 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LadyPegasus4ya
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clifford 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.
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Jessica K
25 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.
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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
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