Plan Your Visit - We are Open!

New Operating Hours 

Nature Center, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation, and Aquariums
Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Gift Shop closed on Monday)

Nature Trails
Sunday - Sunday, 7:00 am - Sunset
Restrooms are not available when the nature center is closed.

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

Suggested $5.00 donation per person
Major credit cards accepted.

There is free parking on site for Gumbo Limbo visitors only.  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).

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.

Site Map

Help us Stay Clean and Safe!

  • If you plan to pack a lunch or a snack, use the picnic facilities located in 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 are not permitted anywhere on Gumbo Limbo or Red Reef Park property.
  •  ADA recognized service animals are permitted on the 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.
  • Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or other recreational vehicles are not permitted on our boardwalks, on our trails, or in our Butterfly Garden.  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 & Directions

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located at the north end of Red Reef Park

Directions from I-95
I-95 to Palmetto Park Road
East on Palmetto Park Road to A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
Left (North) on A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
Gumbo Limbo will be approximately 1 mile on your left

Directions from Florida Turnpike
Exit Glades Road
After toll booth - turn left (East)
Turn right (South) onto Dixie Highway
Turn left (East) on Palmetto Park Road to A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
Left (North) on A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
Gumbo Limbo will be approximately 1 mile on your left