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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33432 | Map It
  • Phone: 561/544–8605
  • Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation); turtle walks $15
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4
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  • Location: Boca Raton
Updated: 05-12-2014

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