Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Local nameGumbo Limbo Nature Center
LocationBoca Raton, Florida, United States

The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, commonly known as the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, is a nature center operated by the city of Boca Raton, Florida in conjunction with the Friends of Gumbo Limbo and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, and located at 1801 N. Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Gumbo Limbo sits on twenty acres of protected barrier island, the area between the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is on land which is part of the beachfront-to-intracoastal Red Reef Park, though Gumbo Limbo does not have land directly on the beach. Its name comes from the popular name of the Bursera simaruba tree species, which is abundant in the park.

The center includes an indoor museum with exhibits, small aquariums, and a gift shop, plus more major outdoor facilities including several large aquariums featuring ecosystems for fish, turtles, and other sea life, a boardwalk trail through the adjacent woods with an observation tower, and a garden designed for observing butterflies.

Tags Nature Reserve
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More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 561 338 1473

Address 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA

Coordinates 26°21'57.285" N -80°4'10.853" E

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