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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone Number: +1 561-544-8605
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea...
View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea tanks ! Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, walk through the hardwood hammock along a boardwalk, and climb a 40 foot tower for a spectacular panoramic view! Stop in our nature-themed gift shop for imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts. This 20 acre coastal preserve is an experience you can't miss!
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Wonderful hatchling release program

We participated in the hatchling release program at Gumbo Limbo. It started with an informative & educational program about sea turtles in a classroom, and was followed by a trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We participated in the hatchling release program at Gumbo Limbo. It started with an informative & educational program about sea turtles in a classroom, and was followed by a trip to the beach to watch about 80 loggerhead hatchlings being released into the ocean. What a wonderful program & such a heartwarming experience! The center itself is worth exploring. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the nature center. Great way to learn about sea turtles and how integrated the sea turtle is in the communities way of life. We really enjoyed seeing the area where the baby turtles are prepped to get ready for release into the wild. Also, neat to see the sea turtles that the facility is nursing back to... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Small but fantastic turtle hospital next to beach. Also has a nice, but small aquarium with a variety of sea life close up for viewing, and a great boardwalk through the natural habitat. Worth the visit!

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Spent several hours on trails and aquarium buildings with Daughter,She is very interested in Ocean life now so an excellent choice for local day out.Turtles and other Sea life in tanks can be viewed and FAU students can explain all creatures to You.Only bad was mosquitoes at sand area in front were many and hungry!Bring bug spray for outside protection.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Gumbo Limbo is a small rehab center with a butterfly garden and 5 large aquaria. The park hours are limited so be sure to check them before heading there. Parking is limited, which is good as it limits the number of visitors. People of all ages will enjoy a visit, but families with children aged 10 and under will find... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hands-on activities for adults and kids, see turtles, mangroves, trees, climb the lookout tower, some fairly easy walking trails, indoor exhibits...hope you are not afraid of spiders, though!

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The center rescues & informs the public about sea turtles. They are doing an excellent job! No well advertised to the visitors.

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. And even more so since they've done some renovations. They ask for a donation to visit. There are volunteers around all the exhibits talking about the marine life and it's habitants in local Florida waters. You can schedule your trip and catch a feeding. There is a baby sea turtle exhibit which is amazing to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is an excellent place to visit with kids or if you are new to Florida or even if you are a nature lover. Best of all admission fee is up to the guest. All they ask is for the guest to make a donation to the nature center. They have several touch tanks and other tanks for the rehabilitation... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A truly awseome place. My children love to see the marine life. The staff is terrific and encourage all questions. A must visit.

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Additional Information about Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone Number: +1 561-544-8605
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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