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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

#1 of 82 things to do in Boca Raton Features Animals
1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946
+1 561-544-8605
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Must see the turtle and feeding the fish show

Loved the trail walk, the fish feeding and turtle. It is small so you can walkback anytime. Parking... read more

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Ann P
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Family vaction

It is a fun place to go with your kids if know nothing about the ocean how the marine life lives... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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. Please note picnicking is not permitted.
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“turtle rehab” (49 reviews)
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1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946
+1 561-544-8605
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the trail walk, the fish feeding and turtle. It is small so you can walkback anytime. Parking was little scarce just a headsup. Its close to beach so its always a bonus...

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a fun place to go with your kids if know nothing about the ocean how the marine life lives they take in the wounded Turtles they taking the baby sea turtles if they are out of their egg they have a Nature Park...More

Thank giresi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always love this nature center. I have taken my children since they were young. The tanks are fun way to observe the wild life. The canopy of trees is lovely. The kids also love the gift shop.

Thank jokt2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice little place to take kids of all ages. I even like it. Always bring out of town guests. Free admission. Free parking. You can make donation but not mandatory. They have turtles. Sharks Eels fish and other ocean spectacles

Thank vicgno52
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is something that most of our neighbors didn't know about. I took my neighbor here and the kids loved it. They have turtles, stingrays and some educational activities. This is also a free event so it's great for families to go to

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved my visit today. I walked the trails, checked out the rescued turtles, the aquariums and the butterfly garden. It costs $5, about half what it should I think. The volunteers were friendly and informative, the trials are very well maintained. Highly recommend you visit...More

Thank Bioteacher67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been visiting since our kids were 2 and 6... they're now 22 and 26! Always love the boardwalk and marine life tanks. Sorry so much reconstruction on this visit but am sure it will be worth it. I miss the bees and their honey in...More

Thank stlga
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gumbo Limbo is very cute, educational, and interactive for kids, we love going to look at all the tanks with marine life in them!

Thank kkb08226
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice sea life but very tiny. Great place to rehab turtles. Wish there was more to see. A free tanks of different fish with rays and sharks.

Thank debsuzielauren
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great stop to see the turtles and work this nature centre does. It was great to see the turtles all being cared for and re habilitated.

Thank Gladders21
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May 31, 2017|
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Response from Marie M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free
December 21, 2016|
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Response from Brandon C | Property representative |
Entrance to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is free, but it is asked that guests voluntarily donate $5 per person to help pay for the conservation, education, and research programs at the Center.
October 18, 2016|
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Response from disneyfanfamily2010 | Reviewed this property |
There was only a couple in the tanks. They also help sick or injured turtles until they are ready to go back into the ocean.