Plan Your Visit

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
1801 North Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 544-8605

Note:

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s parking lot will be closed on Friday, February 23 for event set-up.   Metered parking is available at the south end of the property in the Red Reef West parking lot.  The Nature Center is a short ¼ walk up the boardwalk.

Gumbo Limbo’s trails and grounds will close Friday, Feb 23 at 4:00 pm and re-open Sunday, Feb, 25 at 7:00 am.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, Feb. 24 (9 am-4 pm) for our Sea Turtle Day Festival.   All festival parking will be in Spanish River Park, located approx. 2 miles north of Gumbo Limbo.   Parking will be free and shuttle will be provided (free).

Hours & Admission

Nature Center & Aquariums:
Monday - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM

Nature Trails:
Monday-Sunday, 7 AM - Dusk
Note: Restrooms are not available when the Nature Center is closed.

Closed (including trails):
New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

Admission:
Suggested $5.00 donation per person

Site Map:
Click here for a map of the property

Parking: 
There is free parking on site. There is no beach parking permitted at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.  Additional parking is available in the Red Reef West parking lot, at the south end of our boardwalk (note: this is metered parking).

Weather:
For the safety of our Visitors, Volunteers, and Staff, all outdoor facilities including the boardwalk, trails, Aquariums, and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, are closed when lightning is in the area.

Help us Stay Clean and Safe!

  • If you plan to pack a lunch or a snack, use the picnic facilities located at Red Reef West, at the south end of the boardwalk.  Picnicking is not permitted on Gumbo Limbo property.  Food invites unwanted wildlife interactions to our facility that can be harmful to the animals we have on exhibit, as well as visitors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Pets (with the exception of ADA recognized service animals) are not permitted anywhere on Gumbo Limbo or Red Reef Park property.
  • Proper attire (no bathing suits), including shirts and shoes, are required at all times. Sunbathing is not permitted on our property.
  • Most areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Our boardwalks require extensive upkeep and are not designed for rough use.  Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or other recreational vehicles are not permitted on our boardwalks. Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted on the boardwalks.
  • Minors are required to have adult supervision at all times.
  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping, is prohibited.


Location

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located at the north end of Red Reef Park. Click here to get directions.