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New Extended Trail Hours

Begining June 12, 2017 our nature trails will be open 7:00 AM - Dusk.  

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

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. 

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

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!  

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

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

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