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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

The Turtle Bay Logo

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, located in Redding, California, is a museum complex that interprets the relationship between humans and nature. The attractions include a botanical garden, a natural history and science museum, a "camp" for nature, history and science education programs, and seasonal animal programs.

Contents

  • McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 1
  • Turtle Bay Museum 2
  • Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp 3
  • External links 4
  • See also 5

McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Bridge Gate entrance to the botanical gardens

The McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, also known as the Redding Arboretum, opened on May 30, 2005, and covers 300 acres (120 hectares), including 200 acres (80 hectares) of undeveloped arboretum and 20 acres (8 hectares) of botanical garden) that span the Sacramento River. Its principal gardens include the Mediterranean Climate Gardens (Mediterranean Basin, South Africa, Chile, southern and western Australia, and California west of the Sierra Nevada), and other gardens including a children's garden, butterfly garden, and specialty gardens.

Turtle Bay Museum

Visitor center

Turtle Bay Museum contains permanent and changing exhibits related to the area's natural history, cultural history, art and science. Exhibits include a tank for viewing fish underwater, a recreation of a Native American bark house, hands-on science displays and art creations.

Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp

Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp is an education exploration center modeled after an old-time forest camp. The Millhouse Museum houses displays of North State forests and local wildlife, including live animals. Outdoor exhibits focus on the timber and logging industries in California and the railroads. Other amenities include outdoor play equipment, a water feature, an amphitheater that hosts seasonal animal show, and a seasonal aviary and butterfly house.

External links

  • Official Website

See also

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