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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Features Animals
1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946
+1 561-544-8605
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The entrance is on free offer (5dollars suggested). They have a turtle hospital (closing time: 4pm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Milan, Italy
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Great place

This place is great, lots of nice things to see, they don't charge you to go in,but a suggested... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cary, North Carolina
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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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“sea turtles” (203 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (186 reviews)
“marine life” (73 reviews)
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1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432-1946
+1 561-544-8605
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entrance is on free offer (5dollars suggested). They have a turtle hospital (closing time: 4pm) and 2 nature path (closing tima:dusk). There are small crabs on mangroves!

Thank aledolly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is great, lots of nice things to see, they don't charge you to go in,but a suggested donation of 5.00 a person and it's well worth It! Have several tanks with rescued animals from fish to sea turtles. The staff are all volunteers...More

Thank chrisc1978
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Gumbo Limbo for years and the kids love it. It’s great to show them the humanity and care given to helpless animals that need our help. The staff is always friendly and happy to share their extensive knowledge and experience.

Thank Jetskimaniac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see turtles and more sea life. Great job with the turtle rescue they do there! An hour or so is enough time for the visit and oh yea, don't forget to go see the butterflies!

Thank U3536IPderekb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice time visiting this nature center. They have several areas and walking trails. We walked thru the butterfly garden and saw many beautiful butterflies. We also saw the turtles in the rehab area being treated to help them recover. In addition we...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great visit and were especially impressed with the sea turtles! What a special place! We really enjoyed the Nature Center.

Thank CrissyKay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful boardwalks through the coastal mangroves and trees. We saw three iguanas and lots of birds. The boardwalks lead to a picnic area where you can view the boats on the intercostal. The center itself has many tanks with sea turtles, fish and rays. Great...More

Thank Josh K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Nature Center allows the visitor to get close to their sea turtle rescue operations. It was interesting and all of the staff were enthusiastic and engaging.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids were here to visit with our 3.5 yo grandson. The people that work here are VERY nice and explaining to a 3.5 yo is not easy. they did a great job with the education part. The turtles are really interesting close up. The...More

Thank Merrit B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about this nature centre ( trip advisor) we decided to visit, what a gem😀 We were welcomed by a volunteer who was passionate about the work they do, she explained the layout too.we arrived at 9 am ( opening time)& the lady suggested...More

Thank Annette P
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13 September 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.
31 May 2017|
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Response from Marie M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free
21 December 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.