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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

Farewell to Carr

Carr, one of our permanent resident green turtles, is moving to Michigan! The Michigan Sea Life Aquarium will be providing Carr a forever home in their enormous Ocean Tank.  There, Carr will serve as a sea turtle ambassador, helping to spread the message of conservation.  Gumbo Limbo

Gumbo Limbo’s boardwalk reopens with a ribbon cutting ceremony

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will celebrate the re-opening of the popular coastal hammock boardwalk with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Boca Raton Mayor, Susan Haynie, along with the City Council of Boca Raton, Robert K. Rollins, Jr., Chairman of the Greater Boca

Rehabilitated loggerhead turtle released on Boca Raton beach

BOCA RATON — A rehabilitated loggerhead turtle waddled to water along Boca Raton’s shoreline on Tuesday in front of hundreds of onlookers. “This is probably the largest crowd we’ve had,” said Caitlin Bovery, a rehabilitation coordinator at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, which coordinated the

The Boardwalk is OPEN!

Phase 1 of the boardwalk renovation is now complete!!  The eastern side of the boardwalk is now open to visitors during our regular business hours.  This means you can walk from the Nature Center down to Red Reef West.  The tower had to be removed, and will be rebuilt later on as part of

You're Invited to Sea Turtle Release

Sea Turtle Release on December 6 - You're Invited!   On Tuesday, December 6, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center staff will be releasing a sea turtle back into the ocean!  “Peanut” is a large sub adult loggerhead that was found on May 1, 2016 swimming around the cove at Peanut Island.   Peanut was

Sea Turtle Conservation Team Takes First Place at GIS Expo

On Thursday, September 29th, and Friday September 30th, our team of Marine Turtle Specialists attended the West Palm Beach GIS Expo.  Through a series of lectures, exhibits, and displayed posters, the team gained valuable insight into the world of Geographic Information Systems, the technology

"Jairo, The Leatherback Hero" Book Signing July 29

Meet Author and Illustrator Stacy Erin Myers, at a Book Signing Friday, July 29, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Gumbo Limbo’s Gift Shop   "Jairo, The Leatherback Hero" combines magical storytelling with science-based writing centered in an environmental topic of our times.  Narrated by Traveler, a

Summer Camp Openings

As of Monday, May 30, there are still openings in some sessions of Environmental Camp, and in both sessions of Sea Turtle Camp. 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.   Note

Boca Raton's First Loggerhead Nest

On Tuesday morning, April 26, Marine Turtle Specialists discovered the first loggerhead nest of the season!  The female turtle’s tracks, and subsequent nest, were found just south of the Boca Raton Inlet.  It is suspected this was the same turtle that came ashore on Saturday night but did not nest.