Plan Your Visit

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

Hours & Admission

sea turtle sculptures on lawn

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.

Parking Lot Closed March 1:
Our parking lot will be closed Friday, March 1 for event set-up.  Parking available in the Red Reef Park West (metered).

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

Admission:
Suggested $5.00 donation per person

Boardwalk and Tower Renovations:
Update 1/22:  The majority of the boardwalk will be closed until further notice. Users will not be able to walk from the Nature Center to Red Reef West; please use the sidewalk along A1A.  A portion of the north end is open.  Updates will be posted here as available. Thank you for your patience during this process.

Site Map:
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Map of property Legend: nature center, sea turtle exhibit, and Friends of Gumbo Limbo gift store; classroom (no exhibits), laboratory (No exhibits), FAU Research gallery, aquariums; outdoor marine aquariums, gopher tortoise habitat, boardwalk trail, amphitheater, butterfly garden, Ashley trail, Seminole Chiki, sea turtle sculpture garden, sea turtle rehabilitation facility. Main entrance, restrooms, parking, bench, stairs, ramp, paved road, concreate walkway, wooden walkway, second story walkway, mulched trail, water (intracoastal waterway) Map not to scale. North ocean Blvd.

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.