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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Baby Turtles!

A friend recommended this nature center, knowing we were visiting and wanting us to see some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roy M
Houston, Texas
Beauty that educates

This is a fantastic place to visit to understand the local marine life. The volunteer workers here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boca Raton, Florida
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“butterfly garden”(204 reviews)
“turtle rehab”(61 reviews)
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...more
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1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946
+1 561-544-8605
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended this nature center, knowing we were visiting and wanting us to see some of the cool local sites. We were not disappointed. It's a testament to how fascinating this place is that one of the guides at the front desk told us...More

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place to visit to understand the local marine life. The volunteer workers here are charming and very educated and informative. Definitely take time to appreciate this center that looks after local wildlife and educates us on our impact.

Thank raina646
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I checked out this gem one morning. What a treat! Exceptional volunteers provided us with fascinating information about Florida wildlife. You can see the rehab facility and see how they nurse sea turtles back to health. We saw a 234lb turtle with...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it. My mother was 89 when I first visit. We continued to go for another 11 years. Yep, mom would still visit when she was 100. I take friends who visit from New York, take my family or just go by myself every now...More

Thank 278sylviak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Boca Raton a day early to get ahead of Hurricane Florence and had extra time to be a tourist. We loved the baby turtles and the area to look down on the nursery. We learned a great deal about conservation efforts, effects...More

Thank leesvillelake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interactive centre where rescued sea turtles and are rehabilitated. Fun for all ages and there are many tanks of sea life. Free parking available and donation is suggested.

Thank must_travel_soon_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational place. Lots to learn about sea life and the Large Turtles excited my kids! They have baby turtles too but the are in the tanks below a harder to see. Kids also LOVED the huge fish tank outside. We loved the walk on...More

Thank Elisa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many turtles being saved and nurtured here. These people are doing amazing work. My children saw rescued turtles first hand and also saw some volunteers driving along the beach checking turtle nests to ensure they were protected.

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting learning about turtles being rescued and rehabilitated. Saw lots of fish too. Also saw some butterflies au naturel.

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This centre is an educational experience, with beautifull fish and reptiles to discover. Take your children and teenagers to learn about the Florida animal kingdom and environment

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Chris N
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Hillarodri | Reviewed this property |
It is a center is not big.. It is very nice to kids to learn and ask questions about the rehab of the turtles. For little ones (4 or less yo) for 5 and older is a nice experience.
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Gloria H | Reviewed this property |
They do not have any places to purchase food on premise. You would have to drive someplace to get lunch.
September 12, 2017|
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Response from GLNC | Property representative |
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center & Aquariums: Monday - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM Gumbo Limbo Nature Trails: Monday-Sunday, 7 AM - Dusk The restrooms are not available when the Nature Center is closed.