Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, 33432
(561) 338-1473
Nature Center and Aquariums open 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday; 12pm to 4pm Sunday
Outdoor trails open daily from 7am to dusk

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

This family friendly site has a boardwalk through a tropical maritime hammock, good for songbirds during spring and fall migration. Continue on through mangroves out to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Watch for osprey families during breeding season and belted kingfishers in winter, as well as waders like Yellow-crowned Night Herons along the mangrove’s edge. Visit the butterfly garden to enjoy close-up views of Monarchs, Zebra Longwings, and Cassius Blues; ask about earning your Wings Over Florida butterfly certificate at the nature center. The nature center also offers a whole range of educational programs; call ahead for information on guided tours or classes on South Florida’s unique habitats. Be sure to check out the four outdoor saltwater aquariums, each of which represents a different South Florida marine habitat, and the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center where most patients are successfully treated for their injuries and illnesses, before being released back into their ocean home.

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