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Hobe Sound Nature Center

#4 of 10 things to do in Hobe Sound Features Animals
13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-2067
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Great exhibit! It's free! :O

We actually got to touch a baby Alligator! Exhibit has snakes, spiders, alligators, turtles, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Okeechobee, Florida
Very interesting

This is a small ---in fact very small National Park. Once you get there however you find out how... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Bob K
Newberg, Oregon
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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to environmental awareness and education. The Center is a cooperating association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The Center is home to over twenty different species of animals as well having many other interactive displays. One of our unique features is that our resident animals are able to be taken out and be touched by children. The Nature Center offers both on and off-site native wildlife presentations and field experiences to the local community. We host many events throughout the year including weekend special events, seasonal lecture series, and a summer nature camp for students ages 6 to 12. A highly popular event is our sea turtle walk program, held from the end of May through mid July.
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-2067
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually got to touch a baby Alligator! Exhibit has snakes, spiders, alligators, turtles, and more. It is very small, but it is also free! Candi was super nice and very informative. Thank you for adding to an already great day!

Thank SouthSeaPirate
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a small ---in fact very small National Park. Once you get there however you find out how unique it is and because of that its loss would cause great damage to many species. When you walk in the door the first thing you...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My 3 grandchildren 9, 6, 3 all loved the interactive exhibits. They even got to touch a baby gator! They have live animals in their natural habitat that is fascinating to learn about. Even a skunk! Trails of all kinds are available and while there...More

Thank FPGatormom
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little exhibit and packed with tons of information, well worth the effort to find a parking spot and it's free!

Thank High_Miles
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The center is interesting and informative. Friendly staff. You can walk on several different trails. The walk is probably better on cooler days.

Thank treike
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A great little gem and you can park and hike 4-5 trails down to the beach for ZERO $... The trail to the south (behind the building) called the Scrub Trail is GREAT, but then again, they all are, but this one is often overlooked......More

Thank DaveH777
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This nature center is perfect for small children. There is a short sandy trail to follow, which is also a good length for ittle ones. We thought the beach was interesting with a thick sugar sand. The staff at the nature center was EXTREMELY helpful...More

Thank learnedtraveler
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went here when three of my great grandchildren were visiting, had an excellent time. No charge, they were very good at explaining the animals and reptiles to them took their time and didn't rush them. They let the kids touch the snakes if they...More

Thank sharbear811
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. The center is small but has informative and nice exhibits. Good for the entire family. Half mile nature trail is very nice. The lagoon beach area is small but beautiful.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I enjoyed a break from sightseeing on the road on the shaded front porch bench of the nature center building, admiring the weather, foliage and peace. By accident I overheard the musings of international visitors to this tony and clubby area. This is a low...More

Thank Cranburyneighbor
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What is the admission fee?
15 November 2015|
Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
There's no fee to use the nature preserve on the Rt.1 to inland waterway division. There is a fee for the beach ($5-6?) and wildlife preserve section on jupiter Island or use a National Park pass or the NP Senior Golden... More
What is the admission fee?
15 November 2015|
Response from skeelovr | Reviewed this property |
It's free, but donations are greatly appreciated.