Looking for a fun outing the whole family will enjoy? Head over to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, a Boca Raton facility that acts as a home to all kinds of animals, from seahorses, to sting rays, to turtles.
Regulars say that turtle exhibits are especially fascinating, as one of the Nature Center’s major functions is to rehabilitate injured or ill sea turtles. You’ll be able to meet and interact with various turtles currently under the Nature Center’s care, as well as learn about their life cycles and feeding habits. After you’ve seen the turtles, you might turn your attention to the aquariums, where you’ll find plenty of fish and other aquatic life. Alternatively, you can head down the Nature Center’s quarter-mile boardwalk trail, which travels through a native ecosystem filled with plants like gumbo limbo, strangler fig, and cabbage palm. Yelp reviewers note that most of the exhibits are outdoors, so be sure you’re dressed for the weather.