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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

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