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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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Quick stop before the beach

If you have some extra time, gumbo limbo offers a limited number of rescued sea turtles that are on the mend and available for viewing. It also has some large fish tanks and a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you have some extra time, gumbo limbo offers a limited number of rescued sea turtles that are on the mend and available for viewing. It also has some large fish tanks and a butterfly garden. Admission is by donation. Just a quick trip to give the kids an ocean sampling.

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boca raton, fl
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Call first as I think they may be in the process of some construction (2015). Gumbo Limbo does great work with turtles and other sea creatures. Something for all ages.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were referred to this nature center by the park ranger at Red Reef. Great resource in the community. Very helpful volunteers answer questions. Great care taken with the sea turtles. Lots of great information!

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Whitby
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I stopped into Gumbo Limbo while out for a drive along the A1A highway. My children had a great time learning about the Sea Turtle rescue program. And, we enjoyed a nice walk through the butterfly garden. We did find a parking spot right away, but can see how it may be difficult during busier times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Gumbo Limbo nature center is a great place to learn about marine ecology and sea turtles. They help nurse some sea animals (sea turtle rehab) and you can get a real close and hands on learning experience. They also do work with the turtle nests and monitor many of them during the nesting season. They don't charge admissions but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent a few hours visiting the nature center. We enjoyed watching the feeding of the stingrays and turtles. The staff gave us some explanations how hurt and sick sea turtles are managed.The aquarium had a nice variety of fish .This was an enjoyable visit and am sure children would love it.There is no admission fee but they do accept... More 

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Hillsboro, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fun place for all ages, with exhibits of marine life, lots of sea turtles, and many volunteers to answer questions or point out interesting things. Be sure to stay for feeding time, and also to check out the butterfly garden. There's no charge for admission, tho donations are gladly accepted.

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visit frequently alone and with visitors from out of town. This is a place for adults and children of any age. The staff is always ready to help you understand what you see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love going there! They do such great work there saving the sea turtles. The volunteers are very helpful and willing to answer questions. No admission is charged but they do ask for donations. The fish tanks are amazing! Can see so many different types of fish up close. Always fun to watch them feed the fish. This is a great... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The exhibits of the fish, turtles, snakes were nice. We were hoping to take the boardwalk tour, but it is closed as "unsafe" and no estimated time of repair and availability. Personally, we learned a lot about the sea-turtle rescue efforts and conditions afflicting the turtles and how they are managed. The volunteers there are happy to engage visitors and... More 

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