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Redding Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

840 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, California, 96099-2360
800-887-8532 | Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Explore Nature

Spend an afternoon at this unique museum complex to learn about the connections of humans and nature. Popular with families, the attraction features an arboretum, botanical gardens, walking trails and a natural history and science museum. You can also sign up for nature camps and other educational programs, rent a Segway for a tour and walk across the stunning Sundial Bridge.


Hours -

9AM to 4PM Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM to 4PM Sunday

Prices -

$14 adults, $10 children (ages 4-15) and seniors (ages 65+), free for children under 3 (Discount tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the hotel)


  • Cultural Cruise
  • Family Saturdays
  • Fish Feeding


  • Botanical gardens
  • Sundial bridge
  • Natural history & science museum
  • Animal programs
  • Walking trails

Segway Tours

Hop on a Segway and enjoy a guided tour of the Sacramento River Trail. These two-wheeled platform machines are a fun and easy way to discover the wildlife and scenery of the area.

Sundial Bridge

Elegant and modern, this span of concrete seems weightless as it soars above the Sacramento River. It’s a work of art as well as a technological marvel, which is also ecologically sensitive.


  • What is the cost of admission to the museum?

    Tickets to Turtle Bay Park are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and children (ages 4-15), and free for children under 3. Get $5 off admission every day after 2:30.
  • What is the Monolith?

    The monolith was once an aggregate plant that has been recycled into a public art installation. Explore the concrete relic and admire the rich geometry and massive concrete walls.

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