This magnificent museum complex features indoor and outdoor learning attractions, a summer butterfly house, live animals, an ... More
Turtle Bay Museum
This magnificent museum complex features indoor and outdoor learning attractions, a summer butterfly house, live animals, an arboretum, and the Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp. Check for hours as they are opened more days in the summer season than in the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
My husband and I took his mother to Turtle Bay. The museum was very nice, but it is free. You pay the $11.00 for the rest of the park. My mother-in-law loves gardening, so we took her to see the gardens. $33.00 to walk over a bridge and walk in an unattractive, although large, garden--waht a waste! I haven't been to the children's area so can't comment on that.
When I went the exhibits weren't that great and It was way over priced. To bring your family here is expensive and there isn't much to see.. The bridge is really great its awesome to look at. But I would pass on going to turtle bay again..
What a great place! Redding should be proud of this beautiful bridge and park. We loved the museum (myself and 11 year old granddaughter) and the gardens and were on our way back to the children's area and gift shop and found out they closed at 5:00!
What a waste....a Saturday afternoon in the middle of summer and you close at 5:00?!? We would have spent 3-4 more hours there and probably a small fortune in the gift shop area as well as the restaurant. (We drove down from Southern Oregon specifically to go to the bridge-should have read more about it on the internet).
With Redding’s hot summers, it would seem even more appropriate to be open later so that people would beat the heat. I would understand closing early in the winter or maybe even during the week but this was ridiculous.
So if you plan on going there, eat first and get there early....very early!
Turtle Bay Museum has been just too expensive.
Never having entered the Museum I cannot comment on the actual experience.
I have three children from out of town they all own million dollar homes and have incomes far over $100, 00.
It did not seem worth it to them or myself to bother with the museum.
The Sundial Bridge is O.K. but it really doesn't go anywhere and it's just too hot here in the summer for a stroll on it.
Wake up Redding, no where in all the bragging about the Sundial Bridge and wonderful outdoor activities in the city of Redding does anyone mention the horrific heat during the summer. It is just too hot to take advantage of all these activities.
Hubby and I visited the Turtle Bay Museum early March 2005. The admission is $11, and is worth it. We don't have children, but there is quite a bit of hands on available for kids.
They have the entire root system of an old tree below ground, with a grid of glass panes over it, so you can walk over the root system and peer down below the floor. Very cool.
There is an aquarium (about six feet deep, from floor to top of water) that has a neat assortment of fish.
And there are frogs, and snakes and turtles, and crayfish.
And lots of local history. And various exhibits. We enjoyed the Cabinets of Curiousities. Neat to see.
Very comfortable and definitely a great hands on place for kids!
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