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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Address: 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946
Phone Number: +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 family and nature lover location.

Great for first timers or old hands. You will always experience something different because you never know who is being rehabbed at any given time. The facility has some awesome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for first timers or old hands. You will always experience something different because you never know who is being rehabbed at any given time. The facility has some awesome volunteers who have a varied background but a common love of animals. The turtles will always surprise you with their every day living while continuing their road to recovery!

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

Looking for something awe inspiring? Than a visit to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a must. Gumbo Limbo is for all ages. Make sure to visit the large tanks when a feeding is taking place. Stop by the rehab section and see the wonderful care given to the turtles to nurture them back to health so they can be... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live nearby and come here often, we love the sea turtles, the fish. Especially interesting to look at the fishtanks from the top than from the side. The volunteer staff is very knowledgable :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place A lot more animals ect added . Beautiful nature trails and fish tanks with sea turtles and stingrays . Nice beach area.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are big supporters of this place. Great place to take the kids and out of towners alike. We go frequently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see and varied experiences. From learning about many varieties of sea life to learning about recycling and the environment, this place is a no cost meca. All ages that are interested in nature and our waters will find this fascinating. Plan at least one hour. ( Admission IS free but a donation is helpful to preserve this wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The retired National Council of State Tourism Directors helped comb the beautiful breach to make sure all trash - especially plastic at the second largest nesting site of se turtles in the world. Nature Center staff incredible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here because one of our kids LOVES turtles. Upon finding a spot in the incredibly small parking lot, we went in to the front desk. The older lady who was there was pretty insistant on us having to pay the "suggested donation" of $5 per person. Which, when you have 7 people in your party and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm always looking for new local places to check out and ran across this one around 20 minutes away in Boca Raton, most of it was outdoors so I don't recommend for the hottest part of the summer but the aquarium was great and I like the tid bits of informational posts throughout the place, we actually learned things while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gumbo Limbo is great for a couple of hours for families on a budget. It is a mere $5 suggested donation per person. Very educational. Take the walk to the Seminole Hut by the water. A nice place to chill and relax. Go with an open mind and look to be educated. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.

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