Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is such a unique and matchless involvement to the City of Boca Raton and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Annually, about more than one hundred thousand visitors obtain respected ecological education of South Florida. Gumbo Limbo is named after the fastest growing and most versatile native tree in Florida. The nature center is a protected barrier island of twenty acres and provides a safe haven to many variations of plants and animals including those that are infrequent and endangered, and it also symbolizes the assurance to defend our natural resources.
At the famously known Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, you can view native fish, and other local marine life in outdoor sea tanks, such as the loggerhead sea turtles! Other fun activities to do is to take a walk through the beautiful butterfly garden, along the boardwalk you are able to hike through the hardwood hammock, and ascent up a forty foot tower overlooking a spectacular panoramic view of the hammock trees! Stop in the nature-themed gift shop for visionary and environmentally friendly gifts too.
This twenty acre coastal sanctuary is an involvement you can't miss out on, with school programs, sea turtle conservation, public programs and tons of research which enhances our understanding within conservation!
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center mission is: “To increase public awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation and conservation.”