Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast Sights

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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

Published 09/14/2015

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.) This is one of only a handful of centers that offer this. 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.

Sight Information


1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida, 33432, United States

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Sight Details:

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

Published 09/14/2015


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