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Second Story Walkway
1 Nature Center, Sea Turtle Exhibit & Friends of Gumbo Limbo Gift Store
2 Classroom (no exhibits) 9 Intracoastal Overlook
3 Laboratory (no exhibits) 10 Red Reef West Entry Point
4 FAU Research Gallery, Aquariums 11 Amphitheater
5 Outdoor Marine Aquariums 12 Butterfly Garden
6 Gopher Tortoise Habitat 13 Ashley Trail
7 Boardwalk Trail 14 Seminole Chiki
8 Middens 15 Sea Turtle Sculpture Garden
16 Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility
Red Reef West
& Picnic Area
Points of Interest at Gumbo Limbo
Follow the blue fish to our outdoor Marine Aquariums (5) which house stingrays, sea turtles, and native fish! On your way there, check out our gopher tortoises habitat (6) in between the walkways!
In the Nature Center (1), visit our Sea Turtle Exhibit (1) in the North Room. Learn what you can do to help sea turtles survive!
Orange seahorses lead you to the Florida Atlantic University Research Gallery (4) where you can observe researchers working with sea turtles, sharks, rays, & sea grasses. While you’re there, check out our indoor aquariums!
Black and yellow butterflies guide you to the Butterfly Garden (12). Beyond that, stroll along the Ashley Trail (13) to the authentic Seminole Chiki (14) overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
Walk the 1/5 mile boardwalk (7) winding through the tropical hardwood hammock.
Visit the Sea Turtle Garden (15) which features adult sized sculptures of all seven species – a great photo opportunity!
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
Visit the Rehabilitation Facility located on the
ground level under the Classroom Building.
View the turtles in our care, find out how and
why they got here, and learn what you can do
to help prevent injuries to sea turtles and other
Gumbo Limbo Lingo
Gumbo Limbo Tree: known as the “tourist
tree” because of its red, peeling bark
Tropical Hardwood Hammock: dense,
Middens: historical, native trash heaps
Reduce! Recycle! Reuse!
Please do not throw this map in the trash. Keep
it for next time, pass it to a friend, or return it
to the front desk for the next visitor to use.
It is easy to make a difference!
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 North Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561.544.8605 • Fax: 561.544.8617
Browse Gumbo Limbo's Gift Store, where you'll
find t-shirts, hats, educational toys, jewelry, decora-
tive accessories, and more! Learn more about sea
turtles, plants, and butterflies from our extensive
book collection. We're a wonderful resource for
Friends of Gumbo Limbo Members receive a 10%
store discount. Gift certificates
are available. All net proceeds
help to care for the animals and
to maintain and develop new
exhibits and programs.
Friends of Gumbo Limbo
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located 1 mile
north of Palmetto Park Road and 1.5 miles south of
Spanish River Blvd, on the west side of A1A in
Boca Raton, Florida.
The Center is closed on New Year’s Day,
Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
A Coastal & Marine Environmental Experience
Nature Center & Aquarium Hours Monday-Saturday: 9 AM 4 PM; Sunday: Noon-4 PM
Nature Trail Hours Daily 7 AM - Dusk
Admission Suggested donation of $5 per person
Your Membership helps support our Mission: to
increase public awareness of coastal and marine
ecosystems through research, education, preserva-
tion, and conservation. Your Membership includes:
Discounts on most programs
10% discount in the Gift Store
First opportunity to make reservations for the
Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release programs
Free or discounted admission to over 160 na-
ture centers in the USA and Canada
Friends of Gumbo Limbo
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1-Year Membership to Friends of Gumbo Limbo
Other gift …….
$100 or more
$500 or more
$1000 or more
If you have any questions, please email
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc. d/b/a/Friends of Gumbo Limbo is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax
exempt organization. A copy of the official registration CH18061 and financial information may
be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 from
within Florida. Our Federal Tax ID number is 59-2015726. Registration does not imply
endorsement, approval, or recommendation.
Thank You for Your Support!
Please make checks payable to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
To pay by credit card, ask one of our volunteers at the front
desk, or visit our website (www.gumbolimbo.org, select the
“Support Us” tab).
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center!
Named after one of the dominant tree species
in the hammock, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
is designed to provide environmental education
for both the community and walk-in visitors.
We are located in the City of
Boca Raton’s Red Reef Park on
a barrier island between the
Atlantic Ocean and the
Woodpeckers, spotted skunks, gray fox,
screech owls and many other animals make
their home here.
Rare and endangered species such as manatees
and sea turtles have often been observed off
Gumbo Limbo’s shore.
Coastal relics such as shell middens from the
Glades Indians, pond apple and cabbage palm
trees from the shore of the Spanish River
(original body of freshwater) can be seen from
the boardwalk. These assets give Gumbo Limbo
a unique blend of living history.
No bathing suits; shirts and shoes required
No sun-bathing, swimming, or wading
No smoking or vaping
No beach parking
No unsupervised children under 18http://www.gumbolimbo.org/mailto:[email protected]