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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
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+1 561-544-8605
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9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
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This 20 acre coastal preserve is a destination you don’t want to miss!...

This 20 acre coastal preserve is a destination you don’t want to miss! Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is surrounded by a rare remnant of tropical hardwood hammock, located on a barrier island in Boca Raton. Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, where many species of wild butterflies can be seen year-round. Walk the Ashley Trail and relax in the authentic Chiki overlooking the Intracoastal. A variety of native fish, sharks, and other marine animals reside in marine aquariums. Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about our sea turtle patients. Indoor displays feature wildlife indigenous to South Florida and a series of stained glass windows depicting the coastal island as it may have appeared in the 1500s. Florida Atlantic University has an onsite marine biology laboratory with a gallery for viewing research projects conducted by university scientists. Purchase imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts from our nature-themed gift shop.

Note: Our boardwalk loop and tower are closed for renovation. Please visit our website for updates.

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Great visit!

Amazing facility and staff, well worth a visit! Travelled with my high school students and we had a great experience!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing facility and staff, well worth a visit! Travelled with my high school students and we had a great experience!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Learn all about turtles and other endangered species indigenous to south Florida. Great activity for kids and adults.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to get educated on turtles. Bring your kids. They have great educational desplays and provide great services for the protection of the turtles in SE Florida.

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Boca Raton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center once or twice a year to see the sea turtles and awesome fish and other creatures on display. The boardwalk nature trail is also great for a little exercise and you can get into all the exhibits for free but I recommend you make a small donation so they can keep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have kids that have not see this place, GO! If you love animals especially ocean/beach animals, GO!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located between the Intercoastal and ocean Gumbo Limbo Nature Center has recently Updated the facility and rebuilt the boardwalk wandering through lovely preserves along the intercoastal waterway. Also features an interesting nature center with live exhibitions and classroom instruction for those serious about nearby tropical animal and ocean life. Wonderful arboretum featuring the Gumbo Limbo tree. Excellent stop for children.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Up close and personal experience for kids to see how they rehabilitate sea turtles that are injured or sick.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Gumbo Limbo is a must see for everyone who visits the south Florida area. Children as well as adults will be educated and delighted to see the marine displays and actual working research and rescue operations of sea turtles. There are outdoor and indoor aquariums containing many different local species of fish. There's a very nice butterfly garden and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love nature, so this was right in our wheelhouse. Lovely little sanctuary with hands on activities for the little ones such as touch tanks.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This made a perfect setting for our granddaughters from North Carolina. They love animals, especially those associated with the sea. Their experience was an outstanding one, especially the turtles.

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