Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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. Enjoy a walk on our newly reconstructed boardwalk which travels 1/3 mile through the coastal forest and connects to Red Reef Park West. 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 Waterway. A variety of native fish and other marine animals reside in large outdoor marine aquariums. Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about our sea turtle patients. Florida Atlantic University has an onsite marine biology laboratory with a gallery for viewing research projects conducted by professors and students. Purchase imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts from the nature-themed gift shop. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person.

Nature Trails are open daily 7:00 AM - dusk.

We are closed New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day.
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  • Gumbo limbo was a great experience to share with my family. the area is calm and peacful, there isnt many people to disturb you there so you can have a good time. At gumbo limbo they have scientist...  more »
  • I had a great experience here. It is a good place for children to learn about the environment and wildlife conservation. I would recommend to other people.  more »
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  • I love how they keep it clean and it's so informational. The turtle exhibits are amazing, and they have nice aquariums too. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Great place to visit and good for families too! Parking is free, but I went during a busy time, so had to do several laps before a spot opened up. I'd definitely visit again!
  • Love this place absolutely beautiful perfect place to take the kids for an outing and it's really inexpensive the staff is so nice and so willing to want to help they are incredibly informational and will do the best they can answering any questions you may have. The bathrooms are incredibly clean and so are the fish tanks as well as the living conditions of the sea turtles so worth donating to this organization. Just be CAREFUL there are alot of banana spiders in the butterfly garden as well as baby crabs I'm so glad I came here to check this place out will definitely be back.
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