Little Wonders and Nature Detectives

Gumbo Limbo's popular Little Wonders (ages 3-4) and Nature Detectives (ages 5-6) programs are now available virtually, with a new topic each month!  The program includes a short nature lesson, a craft lesson, and a story-time video for each age group.  Gumbo Limbo will provide free craft kits, available for reservation and pick-up at Gumbo Limbo, while supplies last!  Please note, you must reserve a kit in advance.  Call Alyssa Saldarriaga at 561-544-8612 to reserve your kit.  Scheduled craft kit pick-up will be Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-2:00 pm, outside of Gumbo Limbo’s front gate, where you will be met by a staff member.  Kits from previous month’s crafts may still be available, so if you missed a month, just ask!

Please note, craft kits may contain small parts; adult supervision is required.


Beaming Butterflies!

This month we are learning all about beautiful butterflies!  Join us for April's virtual Little Wonders and Nature Detectives program to learn about where butterflies come from, and the things they do to keep our gardens thriving!

Storytime 1 (Ages 3 and 4) 'The Butterfly' by Anna Milborne and Cathy Shimmens 

Storytime 2 (Ages 5 and 6) 'Glasswings: A Butterfly's Tale' by Elisa Klevens

Craft Demonstration

Exploration Session

Celebrating Sea Turtles!

Celebrate the start of sea turtle nesting season!  Join us for March's virtual Little Wonders and Nature Detectives program to learn about what makes sea turtles so special, and how to do our part to protect them.

Call today to reserve your free kit, then visit our website on (or after) March 20 for the program links to our new lessons, craft demonstrations, and read-aloud story time videos!

Exploration Session

Craft Demonstration

Storytime: Poky, the Turtle Patrol (Ages 3-4)

Storytime: Follow the Moon Home (Ages 5-6)

For the Love of Bugs!

Join us for February's virtual Little Wonders and Nature Detectives program to learn about some of nature's smallest creatures.  We hope you, too, will learn to love and appreciate the incredible insects that are such an important part of our natural world.

February Exploration Session:  For the Love of Bugs! (All) 

February Storytime: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi (3-4 years) 

February Storytime:  The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields (5-6 years)  

February Craft Demonstration:  Bug Binoculars (All)

Shark and Ray Science Sold Out

Join us for January's virtual Little Wonders and Nature Detectives program as we learn about these captivating creatures and their one of a kind characteristics! 

Creatures of the Night... Hoo's Around? Sold Out

Join us for December's topic, Creatures of the Night, to learn about the coolest nocturnal animals around, owls! 

The Colors of Nature!

Join us in November for fun with Colors in Nature!  Colors are not only beautiful; they are important to wildlife.  Do you know why?  

Creepy Crawlies!

Join us in October for a virtual nature exploration about Creepy Crawlies!  What will we discover?  Spiders, snakes, bugs?  Find out which creepy critters are not so scary and are even helpful to people!  

Tracking Through Nature - Whose Footprint is that? Sold Out

Join us virtually as we discover the different tracks that animals leave behind! Follow along with our craft demonstration, story-time read aloud, and exploration to continuing to develop your inner explorer in identifying animal tracks that give us great clues to know what cool creatures we have around!

What’s for Dinner? - Learn about Food Chains Sold Out

Please note that the craft kits for this theme are sold out.

Rooting for Plants - Why Plants are Important Sold Out

 Please note that the craft kits for this theme are sold out.