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Visionary environmentalist might be called a force of nature

In the next several weeks, Gordon J. Gilbert, the visionary behind the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, will judge a professional barbecue contest, attend his umpteenth meeting of Boca Raton’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and be a guest of honor at the 50th reunion of Boca Raton High School’s Class

Pardon Our Dust!

Our front porch will be under-going some much-needed TLC starting Monday, August 27.   During this time, please enter the Nature Center through the back door.  The front porch construction is expected to last a few days.  Thank you for your patience!  

STEAM through September

Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math   Jump back into the swing of school! Challenge your youngsters to engage in a city-wide scavenger hunt! Explore some of the amazing educational exhibits & programs offered across Boca Raton during the month of September. Collect

Luna's Story Writing Contest Winner Announcement

Congratulations to our Luna Story Summer Contest Winners!                                                                                                                                    Kemp’s ridley age group: Gabriella Duman Loggerhead age group: Mia Levine Leatherback age group: Suzy

Remembering Steve Bass

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center celebrates the life of former manager, Steve Bass.  Steve shared his love of nature with the staff, volunteers, and visitors for 13 years reaching thousands of people of all ages.  He was an engaging educator and loved telling stories to captivate his audience whether

Food Truck Saturdays in July

Stop by Gumbo Limbo for a visit...and lunch!

Closed on 4th of July

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will be closed July 4.  Regular hours resume July 5. Have a happy and safe holiday!          

Check Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release Availability

Check the availability of Turtle Walk and Hatchling reservations.

Tracking Turtles

Loggerhead Dune  was released with a satellite transmitter on May 23, 2018. Click here to track Dune Loggerhead Kraken was released with a satellite transmitter on January 23, 2018. Click here to track Kraken! #TrackinKraken   Thanks to Ben Hick for the fabulous photos.

Sea Turtle Nest Totals

Learn how many sea turtles nests have been laid on Boca Raton beaches this season.