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Sharing the Beach with Sea Turtles

It is that time of year!  The sea turtles are returning to our area to lay their eggs.  Here is a list of things you can do to help sea turtles thrive.  Most of these guidelines are common sense and you probably know them already!   If you are on the beach at night: Don’t use a

Summer Camps at Gumbo Limbo

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is pleased to offer two different summer camps.  Both camps offer half day, week-long camps that vary each week by age group.  Please note that the registration for each of these camps is handled differently.  Please read the information below and follow the links to learn

How to Make a Reservation for Turtle Walks and Hatchling Releases

Learn how to make reservations for these popular programs.

Protected Least Tern Nesting Area on Boca Raton Beach

On April 28, 2017, a least tern nest was discovered on the beach south of Spanish River Park, on the properties of the Yacht and Racquet Club of Boca Raton and the San Remo Condominium.  Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center posted a

We are Hiring!

The City of Boca Raton is currently accepting applications for two positions at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center:  Aquarist (FT) and Marine Turtle Specialist (PT Seasonal).  Please visit the City of Boca Raton's website to apply for these positions at Gumbo Limbo and for other vacancies within the City. 

Tracking Sea Turtles

Follow Five-oh and Peanut!   The turtles listed below have been fitted with satellite tags and released! These turtles were patients in Gumbo Limbo's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, or they were educational turtles that were released. Click on each name to see where the turtles are now!  

Sea Turtle Was So Sick When He Washed Up On Shore

When a loggerhead sea turtle washed up on the shores of Hutchinson Island, Florida, he was lucky someone was there to spot him.

March is Sea Turtle Awareness Month

March is Sea Turtle Awareness Month! In order to reach more people about sea turtle conservation, we will be celebrating sea turtle awareness all month!  Learn about South Florida’s sea turtles; learn about the species that nest here, and visit our patients in the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

Track Peanut!

On May 1, 2016, sightings of a large sea turtle near Peanut Island were reported to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  Snorkelers in the area reported an adult loggerhead lingering on the nearshore reefs that appeared to be in poor condition.  Efforts were undertaken by

Gumbo Limbo’s popular boardwalk reopens after improvements

Gumbo Limbo’s native hardwood hammock habitat provides a peaceful place for a nice walk through the woods, something not readily available in southern Palm Beach County. This stroll through serenity is starring in eastern Boca Raton again. The nature center celebrated the reopening of the