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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

4.7
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center includes, among other attractions, an indoor museum, aquariums, gift shop, as well as more major outdoor facilities like several large aquariums with ecosystems for fish, turtles, and other sea life. You can explore the outdoor areas via a boardwalk trail through the adjacent woods with an observation tower, and garden for observing butterflies. You should check the official website of current opening hours, and all other practical details before you visit. A visit to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Boca Raton trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • From the park ranger stationed out front to the lovely ladies at the front desk everyone is very friendly. The facilities are exceptionally clean. The parking is ample but gets filled quickly... 
    From the park ranger stationed out front to the lovely ladies at the front desk everyone is very friendly. The facilities are exceptionally clean. The parking is ample but gets filled quickly...  more »
  • At Gumbo Limbo, I just recently went to a nighttime sea turtle hatching where Gumbo Limbo allowed us to assist and watch roughly 200 baby sea turtles crawl and make their way to sea. Definitely... 
    At Gumbo Limbo, I just recently went to a nighttime sea turtle hatching where Gumbo Limbo allowed us to assist and watch roughly 200 baby sea turtles crawl and make their way to sea. Definitely...  more »
  • Great place to visit, our group had a wonderful time. Donation is all they ask for your time to enjoy the turtles, fish, butterflies and spiders on display. They help the injured turtles and... 
    Great place to visit, our group had a wonderful time. Donation is all they ask for your time to enjoy the turtles, fish, butterflies and spiders on display. They help the injured turtles and...  more »
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  • 100% recommended! Perfect place to go and have a nice time with the kids. My kids ages 9 and 5 really enjoyed it. The fishes are appreciated very well and they look super happy. Interesting information displayed everywhere. The people who work and the volunteers are very friendly and they are always ready to answer the children's questions. We will come back every time we visit Florida. Thanks for such a good job!
  • Gumbo Limbo is such a beautiful nature center. I have two kids (2 & 4) and they love it here. Beautiful sightings of butterflies 🦋, turtles 🐢, lots of fish 🐠, and sting ray too!!! There is a variety of things to see here. I believe it’s free access, but they do accept donations. This is a great activity whether it’s summer time, after school or something to do on the weekend with family. I love that it is stroller friendly, a huge plus! Bring your sunscreen and enjoy nature’s beauty!
  • What an amazing experience. The work this organization does to protection Turtle 🐢 is so important to the protection of these animals. You will fall in love with turtle's after touring the center. Make sure you stop by the gift shop. 100% of the store proceeds go to benefit the center. From Postcards to posters, food to fashion, toys to totes, there is something for everyone and it's all eco friendly. Come visit and make a difference in the world.
  • My son loved all the fishes you can see there, Florida nature. They have a preserve turtle program. All clean and easy to go, friendly workers, entrance you give a donation. I’ll be back soon.
  • So glad we decided to stop by! It was a recommendation from a couple we met in Juno Beach, since the Loggerhead place over there did not have sea turtles. It is such a neat and good sized knowledge center. They are free to the public and welcome donations. It should really charge an entrance fee, because all the care they provide to the sea turtles and their habitat is expensive! If you can make a donation, please do so :) They have 3 tanks in which each of them houses sea life from different environments in the ocean. You get to see the volunteers feed the fish, they do a turtle talk, you can ask questions about the turtles that are being cared for, see rescued hatchlings and see butterflies. You can easily spend 2 hours here learning about sea turtles, why they are important to the world and why we need to help by recycling and refusing plastic. They do offer sea turtles nest walks and hatchings releases during the summer, but those fill fast and you have to do the reservation in advance. No walk ins since space is limited. Parking is free, the entrance right off A1A, there are water stations throughout and volunteers are mire than happy to answer questions or give information. John at the turtle station was awesome and full of knowledge! Everyone was nice, friendly and happy to show you the importance of keeping the ocean and it's creatures cared for. Thanks for a good time!

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