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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center - Boca Raton, FL
Pictures, a video clip, and visitor info from a trip to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center located in Boca Raton, FL.

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Gumbo Limbo Boardwalk
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Observation Tower

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center was founded in 1984 with the goal being to educate the community about the delicate marine and coastal environments of South Florida.

This popular Palm Beach County attraction is located at 1801 N. Ocean Blvd; Boca Raton, FL 33432. The staff can be reached by phone at (561) 338-1473.

Some of the features of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center include a wooden boardwalk that winds through a coastal hammock environment, an observation tower, salt water tanks, a classroom, a Chiki hut, a sea turtle statue garden, a gift shop and a butterfly garden.

Two of the most exciting programs that the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center offers to the public are the Turtle Walks (May-July) and the Hatchling Release (July-August).

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View From Tower
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Boca Raton Intracoastal
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A few of the other public programs offered by the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the guided hammock walk, "Tiny Turtles", "Kinder Turtles", "Beach Treasures", "Adventures In Marine Biology", "Coral Reefs", "Solar Science", "Frond Folding", "Wetlands Walk", "Culinary Container Gardening", "Bird Watching", "Canoeing The Mangroves", "The Great American Cleanup", "Island Preserve", "Celebration Wildlife", "Night Explorers", "Sea Turtle Day", and "Eco-Watch".
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Boat Parked On Beach
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Kite Surfer
Programs for school children are held in the classroom at Gumbo Limbo and also at local schools in a "floating classroom". The classes offered are currently for 3rd, 5th and 7th grade students. Some of the topics covered include coastal animals, plant life, life in the hammock and lagoon creatures.
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Gumbo Limbo is a free attraction, but donations are accepted and very much appreciated. Annual memberships are also available for purchase at a price of $25 per individual, or $50 per family. Members get a chance to buy tickets for the Turtle Walks and Hatchling Release programs before the general public. Other benefits of becoming a member include a 10% discount at the gift shop, a subscription to the quarterly newsletter, and free admission to over 160 other US nature centers.
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Boats In Intracoastal
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Double Decker Yacht
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Horseshoe Crab
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Large Black Fish
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle
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Small Shark
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Tropical Fish


 
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Blue/Black/Yellow Fish
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Gumbo Limbo Tree
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Busera simaruba
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Yellow Flower
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Loggerhead Swimming
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Baby Loggerhead Turtle
To view a video from our visit to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, click on the link below. The movie is encoded in the Windows Media Video (WMV) format, runs about 80 seconds long, and has a file size of 20mb. If you'd like to download the video to your hard drive, right click and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".
 

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Video Clip - Boca Raton, FL

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Hatchling Release Program
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Annual Nesting Totals
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Preserved Loggerhead Turtle
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Loggerhead Turtle Skull
For more of my related photo galleries, take a look at the following links: Gumbo Limbo Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Red Reef Park, American Orchid Society, Morikami Japanese Gardens, Palm Beach Zoo, Mounts Botanical Garden, Taste of the Palm Beaches, and the Fountains At Camino Farmer's Market.

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