Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton

Turtles at Gumbo Limbo

Turtles at Gumbo LimboWe headed over to Gumbo Limbo a few weeks ago, and yes I only just got the photo’s edited!

If you have not been in awhile, you really should go!  They have done an immense amount of work to update and build new tanks.

Gumbo Limbo is a Nature Center in Boca Raton, and it is both a city park and a part of the FAU Research Programs.  Sea turtles are studied, rehabbed and released through this facility.  Gumbo Limbo was created in 1984 and focuses on environmental education.

The nature center is a preserve for all kinds of native wildlife and includes trails and Lake Wyman at Gumbo Limboboardwalks, tanks of native fish, butterfly gardens and a fire tower that is 40 feet high overlooking the mangroves, Lake Wyman, and even the Atlantic Ocean.

Gumbo Limbo offers educational programs, fish feedings, and school programs all year long.  The facility is free to enter however there is a suggested donation of $5 per person.  This is a great place to spend a few hours with the family, get in touch with nature and learn about the amazing environment we are so lucky to have in our back yard!


The Week Ahead for South Florida 3/27/14

Sea Turtle Statue at Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton

Sea Turtle Statue at Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton Lake Wyman at Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton
I hope everyone is having a great week.  I know many of you are on Spring Break and I suggest you head over to Gumbo Limbo!  I will be putting a full review up later this week, but this is a great place!  You can climb up a 40 foot fire watch tower and look over Lake Wyman  to the West and and the Ocean to he East, learn about sea turtles and what is being done to protect them, and walk through a butterfly garden to a chickeehut on Lake Wyman.

This place is loads of fun and they have really been working to build it up.

 

Dubois Park in Jupiter
If you need something really different this week, I would suggest trying out DuBois Park in Jupiter.  It is such a neat place to float and hang out.  The water is usually pretty shallow so it is a great place to take the Littles!  Check out review with pictures of this great park!
Schoolhouse Museum Lighthouse

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum in Boynton Beach is always a great option.  What is even better is that Palm Beach County was out for Spring Break last week, so Broward families can skip over the county line for breather!  Click Here for our review and photo’s of this fabulous place!

My pick for the weekend is the Peter and the Wolf Performance at Mizner Amphitheater. 

Here is your quick list for the week,

Thanks to our sponsors, please be sure to check them out!
[meteor_slideshow]

If you love our site please be sure to Subscribe Via Email to the blog so you never miss another post!