Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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The Friends of Gumbo Limbo is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the research, education and conservation efforts of the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex. Friends and its staff provide resources through donations, memberships, the Gift Shop, sponsorships, and foundation gifts. Friends' committees work closely with the staff and management of the Center to bring you many popular events, exhibits and programs.
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  • Was very surprised how limited this facility was. Areas of the 'boardwalk' were closed off, the glare on the glass of the viewing areas made it difficult to see the fish, the tank areas seemed run dow...  more »
  • Took husband and I 45 minutes to do it all. Small but good reserve. Interesting to see the rehab sea turtles. A nice outdoor walk around grounds for a nice FL afternoon  more »
  • Always enjoy Gumbo Limbo. The volunteers have a wealth of knowledge and there is always something new to see. I especially enjoy hearing about the turtle rehab.  more »
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  • The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a fabulous place to visit. It is both fun and educational. The place has so much to offer for people of all ages. I love coming to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center because there is always something to new to learn and discover. If you are looking for a great place to take visitors or just a family outing, The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will definitely fit the bill.
  • What a wonderful facility that assists injured and ill turtles. Cole, a science educator at the center, provided detailed information about the turtles and shared ways that we can help sea turtles. She explained everything clearly. Great place to take kids— young and old!
  • Fantastic! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. My wife and I had fun exploring -- no kids necessary :) Try the boardwalk. It's quite lengthy and the arboreal aromas are awesome!
  • Such a great find!!! The bathrooms are very clean. The nature center is well kept. Very kid friendly. The butterfly garden is amazing!!! My family and I enjoyed the turtles,the aquarium, and the red snack. They have a lovely and friendly staff. Well kept gift shop. Loved it!!!
  • I love Gumbo Limbo! We've been coming here since I was a child, and now my child gets to experience it for himself. ❤ Very fun, family-friendly, and environmentally educational. Thanks Gumbo Limbo! 👍

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