Independent Exploration

August 31, 2016 - June 2, 2017

(Winter Hours: Park closed Mondays & Tuesdays Sept. 6, 2016 - April 30, 2017)

Explore the galleries and grounds in small, chaperone-led groups.  Engage your students with the many animals in our live animal collection. Explore all the connections to the natural world by visiting our botanical gardens.  Discover the people who have called - and still call - this region their home.  Visit our two changing exhibit galleries to see traveling exhibitions.  


Nature Explorers Backpacks      

Grades K-6

August 31, 2016 - April 28, 2017

Ask for this option when you schedule your field trip. Preschool-age backpacks are also available!

With a variety of exciting tools and activities, discover the nature around Turtle Bay’s campus using the Nature Explorers backpack. Teachers will be sent standards-based lessons that provide everything to create an exciting, interactive tour tailored to their students’ needs. 

Materials included:  20 backpacks each containing binoculars, bird identification book, thermometer/compass, window weather frame, journal, magnifying glass, bug jar, eye scope

$10 materials fee per 20 backpacks

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