Nature Center Updates

As you visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and enjoy all its offerings, you may not be aware of the work taking place behind the scenes. Updates and improvements to the Nature Center are currently underway and further enhancements are being planned and budgeted for over the next five years, including a boardwalk extension, and decking around the Nature Center. We ask that our patrons stay patient as work through these improvements to provide the best experience for our marine life and visitors alike. Please refer to this page for the latest updates and details.

Construction Notice

Construction of our new ADA accessible observation tower has begun!  Due to construction, a portion of our boardwalk loop has been closed for your safety. To avoid backtracking, please stay to the western side of the boardwalk loop. We anticipate the completion of this project in Spring 2024.

Click on the "Observation Tower" tab below for more details.

  1. Nature Center Improvements (Restrooms and Parking)

Update: 8/7/23

The permit is still in review. 

Update: 7/6/23

The Building Permit is pending. A site walk was conducted with a contractor on 6/28/23. Discussions at the site walk included submittals for tile designs, doors, and hardware. The Contractor will provide the project schedule. 

Update: 6/6/23

The Work Order was approved by City Council. A Preconstruction Meeting is scheduled for 6/6/23. The Contractor will submit for the Building Permit. 

Update: 5/2/23

The Work Order will go before City Council in May 2023. 

Update: 9/22/17

Project inception. The anticipated completion date is 2024. 

  1. Seawater Life Support Pumps
  1. Observation Tower
  1. Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility