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Rosie's Song:  Children's Book Reading and Signing

Rosie's Song: Children's Book Reading and Signing

Rosie's Song A Sea Star, a Storm and a Song   Book reading and signing by author Mary Kate Leming, and illustrator Deborah LaFogg Docherty in Gumbo Limbo's Classroom at 2:00 p.m. on December 27!   No RSVP necessary!     Rosie's Song is a beautifully illustrated,

Winter Break Sea Turtle Camp

Winter Break Sea Turtle Camp is now full.  Please check back for Spring Break Sea Turtle Camp! Through games, crafts, and educational activities, our instructors will teach the young conservationist about the importance of caring for and protecting sea turtles and other marine

Deep Tanks Closed Dec. 10-13

From December 10-13 (Tues-Fri), our Deep Tank Pavilion (Tropical Coral Reef and Artificial Reef/Shipwreck Tanks) will be closed.    The second floor decking will be undergoing maintenance, and for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, both the upper and lower decks will be closed. 

Boca Raton's 43rd Annual Holiday Street Parade

Come and cheer Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on December 4 as we "float" in the annual Boca Raton Holiday Parade!  Last year we won first place, which gives us the first float position this year!        Wednesday, December 4   43rd Annual Holiday Street Parade Theme: Superheroes

Toscana, our new sea turtle patient

Toscana is one of our newest patients that arrived on November 13, 2013.  She is juvenile green sea turtle that was washed ashore on Highland Beach. Upon a thorough examination, it was apparent that she was suffering from a severe infection. She has severely infected open cavities on her

Sea Turtle Release Thursday

"Harp" the loggerhead sea turtle is ready for release! Join us this Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 pm to witness her return to the ocean. Park at Spanish River Park for free, and enter the beach through the center tunnel. Arrive early as the release is quick! All ages welcome, no RSVP required!

2013 Sea Turtle Nest Count in Boca Raton

2013 Sea Turtle Nest Count Boca Raton Beaches Leatherback:  12 Loggerhead: 834 Green:  331  (Previous record: 154!) Hawksbill: 1 Total:  1178  New Record High!

Turtle Talk: Sea Turtle Rehab

Learn about Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program, including patients past and present, from Ryan Butts, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Coordinator.  Meet in Gumbo Limbo’s Classroom for the talk that will include a visit to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, and be followed by light

Thank You Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists!

Recently, three endangered green sea turtle patients from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) received some very specialized care thanks to the Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists (PBVS).  Lexi, Carr, and Smee were rescued from different locations in Florida, and brought to GLNC’s Sea Turtle

Turf is Released!

Turf is Released!

On Wednesday, September 4, loggerhead sea turtle "Turf" was released in to the ocean as hundreds of onlookers cheered.  Turf spent four months in Gumbo Limbo's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility recovering from an illness and putting on much needed weight.   You can learn more about Turf by