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Daggerwing Nature Center

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The nature center is closed during observed holidays.


Wednesday-Friday: 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 4:00 pm (by reservation only)
Nature Trails:
Daily: sunrise - sunset
Special Holiday Hours:

November 24 & 25: 10 am - 4:30 pm
November 26 & 27: Closed
December 22 & 23: 10 am - 4:30 pm
December 24 & 25: Closed
December 29, 30, 31: 10 am - 4:30 pm
January 1: Closed

Daggerwing Nature Center is set within the beautiful confines of Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in western Boca Raton. Features include a 3,000 sq ft. exhibit hall with live animals and interactive state-of-the-art exhibits, classroom facilities, laboratory, lobby, reading area, and an elevated boardwalk which takes you on a relaxing journey through a swamp. The boardwalk has two trails, bench-style seating, as well as an observation tower available for you to view the abundant plant and animal life including: osprey, woodpeckers, butterflies, endangered wood storks, alligators, and a wide variety of bromeliads. Be sure not to miss our namesake, the Ruddy Daggerwing butterfly, as it flutters through the trees!

Nature Center staff offer a variety of educational, interactive programs to people of all ages. Click on the links at the top left of this page and check out all of our opportunities!

Mission Statement
The mission of Daggerwing Nature Center is to encourage an appreciation for our natural environment through education and demonstration, in an effort to inspire individuals to become personally involved in the conservation of south Florida's natural resources.

Please note: Daggerwing Nature Center is not able to accept sick, injured, or orphaned animals. Please contact a rehabilitation facility* and they may be able to assist you. We are also unable to accept unwanted pets. Please contact your local pet store to see if they can help you, and please keep in mind that it is illegal to release pets into the wild. *List of local rehabilitation facilitiesAdobe PDF Document


Contact Information

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Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park
11435 Park Access Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498
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(561) 629-8760
Fax (561) 883-2269

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