"Turtle Bay Exploration Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Redding Things to Do Tip by Tom_Fields

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  Turtle Bay Exploration Park
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This unique, hand-on museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the flora, fauna, and ecology of California. It has displays of plants, animals, native American life, a butterfly park, aquariums, and much more.

See the newly-completed Sundial Bridge (completed after my visit). Designed by Spanish engineer Santiago Calatrava, it's Redding's best-known architectural feature.

This place was recently featured on PBS Weekend Explorer. Please check the website for information on temporary exhibits. It's open 9:00-5:00 daily, except Tuesday.

Address: 1335 Arboretum Drive, Suite A, Redding 96003
Directions: Take I-5 to Redding, and follow Hwy 44 west (away from Lassen National Park). Turtle Bay is on the right, at Exit 1.
othercontact: 800-TURTLE BAY
Phone: 530-243-8850
Website: http://www.turtlebay.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 28, 2007
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