Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex

Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex

Infobox Museum
name= Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex

imagesize= 300
latitude= 26.366336
longitude= -80.070434
location= Red Reef Park
1801 N. Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida
type= Nature center
website= [ Official Website]

The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, also known as the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, is a nature center owned and operated by the city of Boca Raton, Florida, located at 1801 N. Ocean Blvd. in that city. It is on land which is part of the beachfront Red Reef Park, though Gumbo Limbo doesn't itself directly front on the beach (though it does have Intracoastal Waterway frontage). Its name comes from the popular name of the Bursera simaruba tree species.

The complex includes an indoor museum with exhibits, a fish tank, and a gift shop, and some outdoor facilities including several large tanks for fish, turtles, and other sea life, a plank trail through the adjacent woods with an observation tower, and a clearing for observing butterflies. Events organized by the center include observations of sea turtles during their mating season. Volunteers from the local community assist in the operation of this center and its events.

External links

* [ Official Website]
* [ Florida Conservation]
* [ Frommers review]
* [ Photos from "A Great Time at Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex"]

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