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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center also offers sea turtle hatchling programs.

 

 

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Turtle Walks
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Turtle Walk reservations are taken in early May for viewing nesting loggerhead turtles in the Boca Raton area. To enroll, click on on the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center page to enroll and pay onliune. Members of the Nature Center are enrolled ahead of others. Tickets for a turtle walk are $17.

Walks are held from early June to the middle of July on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The program starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts until around 11 p.m. Minimum age is 8 years. Scouts look for a turtle while participants attend a class inside the center.

Turtle Hatchling Releases: Newborn sea turtles are released several times a week from middle-late July until early-middle September. See calendar. Tickets for hatchling releases are $17. Tickets go on sale beginning early June. Minimum age 8 years. The turtle release programs usually are held from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Green Turtle Hatchlings ©M. Timothy O'Keefe www.FloridaWildlifeViewing.com
Green Turtle Hatchlings

Named for one of the area's local trees, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located in Boca Raton on 20 acres in Red Reef Park on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. It also offers a sea turtle camp program for youngsters during the summer.

Contact Information: Call 561/544-8605. Website The center is located at 1801 North Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432

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

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