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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 learning experience!

I took my friend's daughter for an afternoon here. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and patient with all the questions posed to them. One entire building is devoted to the... 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

I took my friend's daughter for an afternoon here. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and patient with all the questions posed to them. One entire building is devoted to the sea turtles. Only thing I would caution to those who are not fond of spiders is to avoid walking too far into the foliage on the boardwalk. Many webs!

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Highland Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You enter across from Red Reef Park (close to shore artifical reefs). They have exhibits in and outside. They feed animals and explain what are doing to help turtles. Nice sea based store

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

This is a great place for all ages to view sea turtles that are in varying stages of rehab. The have an amazing array of gigantic tanks with natural sea flora and local tropical fish including sharks, rays and lobster. The tanks are two story tanks where you can view from above the water and below. There is a building... More 

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a great place to take the little ones for a couple hours without spending a bunch of cash this is the spot. There are some very nice large aquariums to see. Turtles, walking trail (you will see spiders mostly), observation tower and more. Very educational and your donation helps support the sea turtles. Not much food... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in Delray Beach and used tripadvisor so much on a recent roadtrip i decided to give back by reviewing my local favorites. This is a donation only facility, give want you want. It can be a 1 to 2 hour stay. Depending on how long you can be at awe of veiwing their amazing saltwater tank. and turtle... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great location to view sea turtles that are in rehab. Many small baby turtles to view. A great place doing great work!

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

This is a great place for kids of all ages. Educational and interesting. Be sure to be there at fish feeding time, around 1 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Dad suggested we go and enjoy seeing the turtles. It was informative as the staff there was terrific. We got to see the fish being fed and we learned about turtles and their rehabilitation from injuries. A fun and informative place to go and a great way to support wildlife conservation. Bless you all for the work you do!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative, inexpensive and fun! A great way to support wildlife conservation. Fun little gift shop with Florida themed items.

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Boca Raton, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a fun place to go with the under 8 year old crowd. I would likely avoid during the summer months, as it can be really hot. there are no rides or anything like that. It's a nature walk, and has informative indoor exhibits, and of course, turtles on view. I would recommend allocating no more than 1 to... More 

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