This is an excellent family destination. Allow at least two or three hours at the park as there is so much to do. They always have some recent exhibition of art or historical art, there is an aquarium with native species of fish. There is an old mill, Paul Bunyun’s Forest Camp, which has been restored as a learning center, and home to many reptiles and animals. There is a playground for kids to run around and play in. There are birds such as owls and red tail hawks outside as you walk between buildings, and other exotic birds also, and butterflies. You may even catch them during times when they are feeding the birds, animals and fish.
Turtle Bay Exploratorium has hands on experimental area for kids to learn about the environment. The Exploration Park is located on the Sacramento River, right at the Sundial Bridge, where you are free to roam across and enjoy the river, and there you will find the McConnell arboretum and botanical gardens.
Not to forget the Turtle Bay Cafe, located right at the museum and also the bridge. What a way to take in a meal! I recommend checking their site to check their schedule.