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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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12:00 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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Gumbo Limbo

Gumbo Limbo is a fun place for kids and people who have never been to Florida to go to see amazing native wildlife including fish, turtles, Sharks, plants, and other marine life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gumbo Limbo is a fun place for kids and people who have never been to Florida to go to see amazing native wildlife including fish, turtles, Sharks, plants, and other marine life. There is also a great board walk and a trail through the mangroves to kayak through. There is also a little store you can buy things like shark... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In addition to finding the nature center very interesting with its turtles, fish, butterflies, and plants, we took their canoe ride through the nearby mangroves and found it a fun experience also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the Best places in Florida for seeing wide eyed wonder and fascination The hands on aspect of Gumbo Limbo the expert workers and Volunteers. Please 2-122 aged people go!.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to experience a night time baby turtle release. This was an unforgettable experience. The entire facility is a fun and educational experience for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

you can get educated about turtles, sea life & flora in south Florida. Nature trails, aquatic fish tanks. Beautiful location right on A1A in Boca raton. Very educational for the whole family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place....the sea turtles!! The one picture was one of the babies and the other is an injured turtle recovering from a boating cut. The volunteers are very knowledgeable about the marine life. So nice to see how these turtles are recovering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a great place to view sea turtles and fish that live along the Atlantic coast. Sea turtles are brought here when they have a problem. If they can be rehabilitated, they are and then released. Right now there are two large sea turtles waiting to be released in the fall. Baby turtles and eggs are brought here to... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gumbo Limbo is a great place to visit. Great place to learn about the sea turtles and rehabilitating marine wild life. The staff is well informed and very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting nature center on Route A1a. Great stopover for kids (and adults). Right across from the beautiful beach.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gumbo Limbo is a great place to visit. I have been there about 6 times in a year. It is fun to see the fishes feeding and also talking to volunteers that are very excited to explain the different species and projects they have there.

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