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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

844 Sundial Bridge Drive


Turtle Bay Exploration Park educates visitors of all ages with entertaining and stimulating exhibitions and programs that interpret the complex relationships between people and their environments. Using the unique cultural, historical, and natural resources including those in the Sacramento River Region, Turtle Bay serves as a catalyst for exploring universal human experiences.


M Brown

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Always fun! Lots to enjoy with the family and a great walk. If people could learn to follow the golden rule, it'd be perfect. The exhibits are interesting and entertaining, if a little bland compared to larger venues. The gardens are lovely and fun to walk. Go all the way to the turtle pond for a real treat during warm weather, it's brim-full of turtles sunning themselves! Avoid the area under the sundial bridge, between the heavy cigarette smokers and the transients, you don't want to take your kids down there. Have fun!

Brave Raven

Sunday, June 3, 2018
I love this place! It's always very informational and has new exhibits all the time. Better hurry, though! When a new exhibit opens, the last one closes! I love the effort they put in to taking care of the animals, along with the animals themselves! That's just the museum, though! When you go, don't forget to walk across the Sundial Bridge and check out the gardens and ponds!

John Dorian

Thursday, May 24, 2018
This park is a whole lot of fun, especially for little kids. They have a Parrot Playhouse in which you can feed nectar to parrots and have them stand on your hands! They also have a butterfly house with many types of butterflies. Outside, there are also animal exhibits which include eagles, hawks, owls, skunks, snakes, and lizards. Inside, there is an exhibit for dinosaurs and a very small aquarium. The cost for adults was about $16 per head. After you leave, you can always visit the Sundial Bridge.

Aazhie Ryakes

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Cool place to see the river and explore the Arboreteum. I didn't go into the actual museum but that looked good too. It was packed so I'd like to go again someday when its less busy. There was a stand selling Italian ice across sundial bridge and lots of walking trails, most seemed paved and good for bikes or strollers. Park facilities all seemed well kept up and not sure if the quarry remains are actually part of the park, but they are really cool to check out. Signs and pictures showing how Shasta Dam was made and the rock was transported across the town and river on belts. There is plenty to do and see here and parking was not too bad. All the close spaces were filled before noon but I could still park in a farther lot which was nearly empty.

Gloria Garcia

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Great place to visit. Perfect for family fun. Sundial bridge is right next to it with a botanical garden as well. We loved it. And you can feed the birds for a dollar. Lol

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