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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

#3 of 54 things to do in Redding Features Animals
844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
+1 800-887-8532
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GREAT FOR ALL AGES especially the Wild Animal Show

The wild animal (those that cannot be re-introduced to the wild) show was fantastic for all ages... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard O
Nice attraction, despite the renovation

We enjoyed our stop here, learning about the local flora and fauna, and my daughter really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking trails, forestry center and ecology exhibits are all part of our expansive environmental and cultural museum complex.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
+1 800-887-8532
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The wild animal (those that cannot be re-introduced to the wild) show was fantastic for all ages. DO NOT MISS THE ANIMAL SHOW. Plan your visit hours to include it. Great exhibits indoors. Available docents. Plan to spend the day.

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stop here, learning about the local flora and fauna, and my daughter really enjoyed the turtles!

Thank teamportland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a fun place to go, for any age. I appreciated the well written history, the displays, everything. I learned more about my hometown than I had known before. My favorites: the mystical dragon displays and the bird feeding. Lovely day!

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has nothing but weeds growing, half of exibits are empty, and animals are kept in small metal cages in this heat !!!

Thank Hathi18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed watching our 5 & 10 year old grandchildren marvel at the butterflies! Also loved experiencing it ourselves for the first time. Also on our agenda for a short visit was the animal experience in the amphitheater! Had no idea we would see...More

1  Thank Rishels7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun to explore this little wildlife museum. We had not planned on stopping in but it looked interesting. We learned about the area and some of the wildlife.

Thank jaymer37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have the annual pass (teacher discount!!!). It is perfect for young kids. We will take a dollar to feed the beautiful parrots, eat a picnic lunch, and just have a nice short visit. The animal show is really nice. Beautiful grounds. It's a little...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came with a 10 yr old and 5 yr old and my mother. We loved it and thought it was great. All the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The live animal show was the best part.

2  Thank Jan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park next to the Sacramento River in Redding that was full of surprises. There is a museum with regularly changing exhibitions, a beautiful Botanical Garden and the centerpoint, the Sundial Bridge. Absolutely incredible and worth the trip to see.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a mixed review. The interior exhibits are very nice and would be fun for most any kids, families, etc. However, walking to the outdoor exhibits the first thing we came to was a badger cage. The badger had just a small square of...More

2  Thank 2Vegans2wheels
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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.
lori g
12 October 2016|
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Response from David G | 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
14 May 2016|
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Response from casper684 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any. Sorry. They are expanding so lots of building going one.