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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
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+1 561-544-8605
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09:00 - 04:00
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Sun 00:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 04:00
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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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This nature center provides information about the very local flora and fauna of the area, South Palm Beach County. The butterfly garden right in fron is remarkably well kept, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hector C
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This nature center provides information about the very local flora and fauna of the area, South Palm Beach County. The butterfly garden right in fron is remarkably well kept, and there is always butterfly activity. The exhibits display a good sample of the local environment and is s great place for young children to get acquainted with Florida.

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

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is wonderful for learning and education about local marine wildlife. One of the highlights of this center is as a turle rehab facility. It is an oasis for children and adults to see and learn about stingrays, turtles, all sorts of fish, seahorses, research facilities, aquariums, butterfly garden, and other exhibits. I would highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

gumbo limbo is accross the street from an attraction in Boca Raton across the street from public beaches. It is all you ever wanted to know about sea turtle.

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Thank John S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot to kill a few hours the new tanks are really nice and they only ask for a small donation and the money goes to a good cause. Its not Disney and it can get crowded for a small venue but its worth the stop. We are local and still go back from time to time... More 

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

Took our grandchildren there and they loved every minute and only the snake scared them at first. Our son told them about his fun class trips there when he was there age. The new improvements enhanced the experience.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

bring your walking shoes and camera. The walking trails are scenic. The nature center has a few hands on activities.

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Thank elainepapa
Boca Raton, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience for visitors who want to learn about marine life. informative education. A small gem in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Nature Center combines maritime research, high quality exhibits of local flora and fauna, and an important turtle rehab facility. Your entry fee supports their research and rescue work. You can stroll in butterfly gardens, take a board-walk through a mangrove swamp, watch fish in native habitats being fed, learn about how injured turtles are treated and released.Highly informative and... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lovely nature walk and included a butterfly garden. Fun for children but not enough entertainment for adults.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit for a little time out of the house. They do not have handicap parking...I don't know why buy they don't. They have very little parking period. A lot of people had to park out on the road. Other than the parking the place is nice. They rehab hurt turtles and release them back into the water.... More 

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