Turtle Bay

A wonderful museum complex with a summer butterfly house, live animals, miles of walking trails, and lots of new facilities to come! Turtle Bay is a collection of indoor/outdoor learning attractions with a focus on the Sacramento River watershed, its natural inhabitants, regional culture, and human history.

What is there to see?

  • Turtle Bay Museum is the heart of the Turtle Bay Experience. It contains permanent, interactive exhibits and two large special exhibition galleries.
  • Sundial Bridge crosses the Sacramento River; a spectacular sight in the heart of Redding
  • Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp features historic logging and ecology exhibits and also hosts a popular summer butterfly house.
  • McConnell Arboretum contains 220 acres with walking trails through beautiful oak savanna, and wetlands teeming with wildlife.

Bed & Breakfast on the River