Turtle Bay Exploration Park says this summer is going to rock in Redding. That’s because from now until September 15, the museum will host two exhibitions: “Rock U: The Institution of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Homeless Rock Stars: The Exhibition.”
“Rock U” is an interactive adventure into rock ‘n’ roll. Guests explore the foundations of rock, focusing on the lives of early greats such as Elvis, the Beach Boys, and Buddy Holly, hear live concerts through listening stations, and even get to try their hand at playing instruments.
Filling both the Exploration Hall and the Art Gallery, “Rock U” has five distinct areas of focus within the exhibition: Founders, The Concert Experience, How We Listen, The Playing Experience, and Rock College.
In the main museum and the east end, Turtle Bay will debut “Homeless Rock Stars: The Exhibition.” The exhibit confronts the stigma, promotes the underdog, and aims to lead the way in restoring the relationship between the homeless and the community at large. Photographer Nigel Skeet’s work will be on display as part of the exhibit along with the stories behind his images.
Turtle Bay hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Exhibitions are included with the p[rice of admission. For full park hours and information, as well as additional information about coming exhibits and programs, visit turtlebay.org.