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Watch your flippers... we are remodeling

Watch your flippers! We will be updating and improving our exhibits in the nature center over the next few days and the main building might be closed periodically throughout the day.  Our incredible Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, aquariums, nature trails, and boardwalk will remain open and

New Extended Trail Hours

Our nature trails are now open 7:00 AM - Dusk.  

S.T.E.A.M. through September!

Stay tuned for more information about this new multi-facility program coming in September! Click here to learn about the Children's Science Explorium STEAM through September activities.  

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.