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Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast Sights

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

  • 1801 N. Ocean Blvd. Map It
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

A big draw for kids, this stellar spot has four huge saltwater tanks brimming with sea life, from coral to stingrays to spiny lobsters, plus a sea turtle rehabilitation center. Nocturnal walks in spring and early summer, when staffers lead a quest to find nesting female turtles coming ashore to lay eggs, are popular; so are the hatching releases in August and September. Call to purchase tickets in advance as there are very limited spaces. Gumbo Limbo is one of only a handful

of centers that offer the chance to observe the babies departing into the ocean. There is also a nature trail and butterfly garden, a ¼-mile boardwalk, and a 40-foot observation tower, where you're likely to see brown pelicans and osprey.

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Sight Information

Address:

1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida, 33432, USA

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Phone:

561-544–8605

Sight Details:

  • Free ($5 suggested donation); turtle walks $15
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4

Updated 05/12/2014

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