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The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center was founded in 1984 as a unique cooperative project by the city of Boca Raton., Florida Atlantic University, The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District and the Friends of Gumbo Limbo.

During 2018, more than 200,000 visitors visited the Nature Center and enjoyed a walk on their boardwalk, saw the thousands of tropical fish in their aquariums, attended one of their many events, visited the Butterfly Garden, or saw one the sea turtle patients in their rehabilitation center.

The Gumbo Limbo Center Nature Center focuses on environmental education, research and conservation and provides a protective barrier island to many plants, animals, and Marinelife, many are endangered.

The Nature Center’s and Aquarium’s Hours:
Monday

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Tomorrow, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is planning on releasing another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean. The Center will release Bovenizer off Juno Beach tomorrow morning.

Bovenizer is an adult male loggerhead patient that was found in the Florida Power and Light’s intake canal in Port St. Lucie. The turtle was underweight and was brought to the center in Juno Beach in April for medications and treatments. Last week, Bovenizer was cleared to be released back into the ocean and has gained weight.

The preparations for the release will begin at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center tomorrow at 10 am. There you will learn the story of Bovenizer and the turtle’s journey and preparations for being released. A procession to the beach will follow where

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Roar and Pour is back for the summer at the Palm Beach Zoo. On the last Saturday of the month from May to August the entire zoo is open to explore after hours.

The event starts at 4:30 pm, with the summer grill severing burgers and hotdogs starting at 5 pm. There will also be live music from local tribute bands, and a tiki bar serving beer and wine.

The next Roar and Pour event of the summer season is Saturday, June 22nd, an Absolute Elton John Tribute Band will be performing all his greatest hits. The band plays on the stage from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Guests who attend are welcomed to bring chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy the music and food. Guests can leave their chairs and blankets near the fountain plaza while you explore the zoo.

The Roar

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Summertime is here and what better way to spend the summer than exploring some of Palm Beach County’s attractions.

Flagler Museum: Take a step back into the Gilded Age and tour the Flagler estate in Palm Beach. The Museum features and exhibits about Henry Flagler’s life, career and the history of Palm Beach Island. Private Tours, Guided Tours, and Audio Tours are available, and some are included in the museum’s admission. The museum is open 6 days a week, click here to purchase tickets online. The Flagler Museum is located at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach.

Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory: Take a tour of the Chocolate factory and learn about the different types of chocolate. The factory also has a retail store, ice cream shop, garden and you can even

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Fishing is a popular activity here in South Florida. According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, South Florida is home to more than 1,000 marine life species. The most common fish found in the waters are redfish, snook, bonefish, sailfish, tarpon, tuna, marlin, mackerel, flounder, snapper, spadefish, dolphin, and much more. To view the recent fishing forecast for Jupiter and Palm Beach County, click here.

Here are some of the most popular fishing destinations in South Florida.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park: fishing in the lagoon very popular in the state park on the north end of Singer Island. You can expect to see trout, snook, blue fish, flounder, pompano, sharks, snapper, barracuda, red drum and more. The admission to the park

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For the entire summer, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Evening Guided Tours on Tuesday’s through Friday’s. The program was added to their calendar last year and has been extremely popular.

The Evening Tours gives visitors the ultimate experience during a special after-hours tour of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. The tours are led by an experienced member of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff.

The tour will be led through the exhibit hall to learn about the different sea turtle species and the various types of Marinelife found in the ocean. The tour will continue through the exhibit hall into the “Turtle Yard” to meet and see the current sea turtle patients at the center. Light bites and refreshments will be

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Jupiter is home to one of the very few dog beaches remaining in the State of Florida and the only one in Palm Beach County. In 1989, the Town of Jupiter adopted the policy to allow dogs on the beaches in Jupiter. Since the policy was adopted, the town expanded the initial area to now a 2.5 mile stretch of beach.

The Jupiter Dog Beach stretches from marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park. Dogs are allowed to roam free in the designated area of the beach and must be supervised at all times.

The Town of Jupiter has a set of rules they would like everyone to follow, because being allowed to bring your dog to the beach is a privilege. The Friends of Jupiter Beach has also joined in and provides free dog waste bags

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The iconic Palm Beach outdoor shopping and lifestyle center is hosting several events throughout the summer for everyone to enjoy. The Royal Poinciana Plaza has undergone renovations and is now one of the hottest spots for shopping, dining, and events on Palm Beach island.

The Royal invites you to join in on their new “Hello Summertime” event series filled with friends, family and movies. The events are open and free to the community and all are welcomed to attend.

Summer Social: Every Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm from June 1st through the end of August. Come and spend your Sunday enjoying lawn games in the two courtyards throughout the plaza and special dining offers from several restaurants located within the plaza.

Summer Cinema: On the second Sunday

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting another Sea Turtle Sleepover this June. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center added the new event to their calendar this year and due to the popularity of the event have added more dates throughout the year.

The Sea Turtle Sleepover is an exclusive event held at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. The event is aimed for children ages 8 through 12 years old. The sleepover is a nighttime program that will feature a tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital, include children’s activities, scavenger hunts, and chances to meet the sea turtle patients. The night will also include an ocean themed movie with pizza, snacks and drinks.

The sleepover begins at 7 pm on Friday, June 14th and the children

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Join the AustinBlu Foundation and The River Center in Jupiter for the annual AustinBlu Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 15th.

This family friendly fishing tournament aims to support outreach efforts and support education and the importance of safety on the water. The two also team up throughout the year to host several Boating Safety Classes.

This Fishing Tournament is unique, not only does it host one competition, but it hosts two, a Release Competition and a Harvest Competition. In the Release Competition, anglers will receive points for the number of fish and the species of fish caught, photographed and released back into the water. The Harvest Competition, anglers compete to catch the heaviest fish out of four categories. The four categories

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