Environmental Programs

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is not open for public visitation just yet, but we are beginning to make some of our in-person programs available for pre-registered guests in limited numbers. Please check this page for new opportunities to participate in guided tours and educational programs.

Guided Tours

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center offers weekly guided tours for families and individuals.   

Naturalist-guided tours will last approximately an hour and a half.  Participants will tour the butterfly garden on the way to the shaded Ashley Trail loop, with a stop in the authentic Seminole Chiki with breathtaking views of the water.  We will see some of our patients in the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and get an up-close look at the colorful fish and graceful stingrays in our four large outdoor aquariums. 

See Registration Instructions, Including Tour Dates and Times 


Little Wonders (Ages 3-4) and Nature Detectives (Ages 5-6)

Welcome back to in-person programs for our youngest naturalists!  The children's programs will be held outdoors and will allow you and your child to learn about the wonders of nature together through monthly themed storytimes, explorations, and crafts.

June's Theme is The Ocean!

Join us as we learn about the ocean and who lives there. Meet in the amphitheater for storytime, embark on an adventure through Gumbo Limbo in search of some of your favorite sea creatures, then create a special ocean craft to take home! 

Advanced reservations are required through Webtrac.  If you do not have a Webtrac account, please see instructions.

In order to limit group size, we ask that only one adult per family attend, and that no older and younger siblings accompany that adult. 

Participants have the option to wear facial coverings;  we recommend social distancing when applicable. 

  • Day:  Saturday,
  • Date:  June 19, 2021
  • Time:  10:00 am - Little Wonders (Ages 3-4)    
  • Time:  12:00 pm - Nature Detectives (Ages 5-6)
  • Cost per child:  Resident/Member $8, Non-resident/Non-member $10
  • Cost per Adult:  Free (one adult per family)


Virtual Programs

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center continues to play an active part in the environmental education and conservation communities through virtual programming.  By making educational resources available on our website and through social media, we hope to encourage individuals and families to pursue their own personal conservation missions from home, your own back yard, the beach, or anywhere you can get outdoors and enjoy nature.  See below for a list of available virtual programs and presentations!  Visit At Home with Gumbo Limbo for additional activities your family can do together in your own backyard!

Select the Virtual Program Below to learn more!

Beachcombing Gumbo Limbo Style!

One of our most popular pre-quarantine programs at Gumbo Limbo was Beach Treasures, a lecture at the Center followed by beachcombing with the experts at Red Reef Park!  Well, you and your family can still enjoy the beaches together and we can help!  This self-guided program will provide the knowledge and incentive to get out, enjoy the beach, find cool natural treasures, and help wildlife all at the same time.

Watch the video below to join us for a tour of the beach at Red Reef Park, with a conservation twist.  You will learn beachcombing tips and how to identify cool beach treasures using our free Gumbo Limbo Beachcombing Guide.  Now you are ready to head out on your own beach treasure hunt!



The Science of Nature!

Join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GumboLimboNatureCenter) for a naturalist guided lesson on coastal ecology topics. Recordings available of previous lessons.

Our Warming Oceans 

Sunday, June 13 at 10:00 am (EDT) on Facebook!

Free program.

Recommended for ages 10 – adult.

June is the month we celebrate World Oceans' Day, and we are going to learn more about the health of our oceans and how it impacts not only marine life, but you and me as well!  Join us for another look at the Science of Nature.

Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:  facebook.com/GumboLimboNatureCenter