Walk for Wildlife

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Walk for Wildlife is an active, family-friendly fundraiser to help support the Animal Ambassadors at Turtle Bay Exploration Park!

$15

Science Saturday: Flight

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Humankind has always been fascinated with the concept of flight. Join educators and volunteers as we explore the forces of flight, Bernoulli’s principle, and more! Science Saturday is an educational program designed to inspire guests of all ages to explore the natural world and all its wonders through experiments, demonstrations, and other activities.

Free for Members, Included with paid Park admission

Sensory Hour in the Museum

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

We are proud to open our Museum doors with our lights dimmed, minimal sounds, and a relaxed atmosphere. Sensory Hour is an event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Sensory Processing sensitivities and their families to experience the Museum at their own pace.

Art Studio Saturday: Block Printing

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

This month is our first Art Studio Saturday! We’re kicking off this program with block printing – learn the basics with easy-to-use foam plates. Art Studio Saturday is an open studio art program for guests of all ages to explore their creativity and try something new.

Charlie Rabbit & Friends

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Fun for the whole family at Turtle Bay’s Gardens! Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents, and grandparents.

Free for members, included with paid Park or Garden admission.

Pterosaurs!

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

What is a pterosaur? Come learn about history’s largest flying animal as we compare their modern day counterparts. Learn about the pterosaurs ability to fly and how it compares to modern day fliers like Turtle Bay’s feathered ambassadors. Also, get an up-close encounter with their modern day relatives, the reptiles!

Free for Members, Included with paid Park admission.

First 5 Story Time

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Join First 5 Shasta for story time at Turtle Bay! Parents and young children have the opportunity to engage with one another through story and play.

Free for Members, Included with paid Park admission

Plant Talk: California Native Plants for Your Landscape

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

California's native plants are beautiful, tough, water-thrifty, and helpful to wildlife. Join us and learn about some of the best for your landscape.

Science Saturday: Unfold The Universe

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Science Saturday is an educational program designed to inspire guests of all ages to explore the natural world and all its wonders through experiments, demonstrations, and other activities.

Art Studio Saturday: Cotton Swab Pointillism

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

For our second Open Art Studio Saturday program, we are exploring Pointillism! Anyone can join and make a pointillist masterpiece using cotton swabs to paint dot art. Art Studio Saturday is an open studio art program for guests of all ages to explore their creativity and try something new. Whether you want to take a quick art break or relax, get comfortable and make your masterpiece, you can join us in the classroom to get started, all materials included!

Charlie Rabbit & Friends At The Fall Plant Sale!

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Enjoy fun gardening activities fun at the Fall Plant Sale. Charlie Rabbit features gardening and nature activities for young children, their siblings, parents, and grandparents.

16th Annual Fall Plant Sale

Turtle Bay Exploration Park McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA

Fall is the best time to plant most hardy perennial plants & shrubs in our area. Our Fall Sale focuses on hardy perennial plants including California natives, grasses, many unusual flowering plants, ground covers and shrubs. Free gardening advice will be available throughout the day from Arboretum and Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers. Come early – some plants sell out fast!

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