Serving Our Community
Turtle Bay MISSION
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.
Free Days at the Park
Turtle Bay offers several free opportunities to attend the Park, with the help of generous sponsors.
- Healthy Shasta's Walk This Way at Turtle Bay sponsored by Mercy Medical Center (early October)
- Kool April Nites, sponsored by Union Bank
- REU Energy Fair, Gardens only (late June)
Partners in the Community
Turtle Bay works in partnership throughout Redding and the North State to increase awareness of the education and well-being of children, healthy lifestyles, sustainability and cultural enrichment. Here are just a few of the ways we're partnering with others to serve the area:
- One of seven original partners in Healthy Shasta, a
local coalition to promote healthy and active living among North State residents.
Learn more about Healthy Shasta and the work being done to promote well-being at
Healthy Shasta also monitors media for stories related to health. Recently The Washington Post launched a comprehensive five-part series "Young Lives at Risk: Our Overweight Children" (May 19-22, 2008). This story also contained interactive tools about healthy foods for kids and the impact of obesity on children's bodies. See the story at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/health/childhoodobesity/index.html.
- Host of an energy-awareness program created by Redding Electric Utility (REU). Site of REU's solar panel demonstration unit in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp. Partner location in REU's 2008 Green Energy Fair.