Published On: Tue, May 29th, 2018

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Activities June 16-29, 2018

Intracoastal Adventures – Canoeing

Nature-lovers, discover the magic of the mangroves with a Gumbo Limbo guide on a canoe paddle along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Must be experienced at canoeing and be able to get into and out of a canoe without assistance.  2-3 people per canoe. Reservations required online at gumbolimbo.org or (561) 544-8615.  May be canceled due to rainy and/or windy conditions.

Ages 6-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.

Date and Time: Saturday, June 16, 11:30-1:00 pm

Cost per person: Member $15, Non-member $22

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.

 

Beach Treasures

Sand dollars? Sponges?  Oh, what treasures you may find… sea beans, coral, shells, and more; see what the sea has left behind!  Meet at the Center to learn about shells and sea life; caravan to Red Reef Beach Park for beachcombing with the experts!  There is no charge for this program.  Reservations recommended online at gumbolimbo.org or (561) 544-8615; walk-ins welcome based on availability.

All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates and Time: Wednesday, June 20, 9:00-10:30am

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.

Seining the Lagoon

Wading in the Intracoastal Waterway just behind Gumbo Limbo, we catch (and release) fish, shrimp, crabs, and more!  With hand-held dip nets and large seine nets, get up close and personal with our local marine life.  Closed toed shoes required (old sneakers or water shoes; no sandals). Bring a change of clothes and towel. Reservations recommended online at gumbolimbo.org or (561) 544-8615; walk-ins welcome based on availability.

Ages 10-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.

Date and Time: Saturday, June 23, 1:00-2:30 pm

Cost per person: Member $7, Non-member $10

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.

Guided Nature Walk

Join us for a FREE guided walk along the Ashley Trail, a quarter-mile natural trail that winds through the butterfly garden, coastal hammock, and mangroves, to a sandy beach by the Intracoastal.  Observe local flora and fauna as your naturalist guides you on this island exploration.  Meet on the front porch of the Nature Center. Reservations not required.

All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Days and Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.

 

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities?  How do fish use these habitats?  Learn about the fascinating behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during these free daily presentations.  Meet at the outdoor marine aquariums.

Ages: All ages; children under 18 must participate with an adult. Reservations not required.

Days and Time: Daily at 12:30 pm

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.

Sea Turtle Talk

Get the inside scoop on our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility.  Last year, over 100 sea turtle patients were treated at Gumbo Limbo.  Meet some of our current patients and hear their stories.  Why are they here? What can you do to help?  Meet in the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility for this FREE daily program. Reservations not required.

Ages: All ages; children under 18 must participate with an adult.

Days and Time: Daily at 2:00 pm

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.

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