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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Address: 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: +1 949-494-3050
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases...
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. We are open to the public for visitors every day from 10am - 4pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. There is no charge for visiting us, but donations are appreciated!
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Give kids the sense of wonder while opening their world to giving back to the community.

Keith the director has trained his staff to give an outstanding tour while giving an insightful tour that made my 3 and 4 year old Grandsons the urge to help save the marine life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Laguna Beach
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Laguna Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Keith the director has trained his staff to give an outstanding tour while giving an insightful tour that made my 3 and 4 year old Grandsons the urge to help save the marine life.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited California for a concert back in September of last year. We flew into LAX and rented a convertible and drove down to Irvine where the concert was. We got in really early and happened to drive past this place about an hour before they were open. We pulled into the parking lot and decided to... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stopped by thanks to Trip Advisor's suggestion. My husband, 18 yr old daughter and I loved every minute. We were there around 3 pm when the sea lions were being fed. We had the sweetest volunteer who gave us so much information. You could tell how much she really loved being there. How nice visiting here is free of... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice way to spend a half hour. Nice facility. Great docents explain about their mission and the animals. Very educational but in a fun way for the kids.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stopped briefly at the marine mammal center with our 2-year-old. Did not do a full tour, but watched as the sea lions were fed. They were very active and fun to watch, and the employees were very friendly and answered questions. I probably wouldn't recommend staying more than 30 min (especially with toddlers), but it's definitely worth a stop!... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center helps sea lions, seals, and other marine life that has been stranded due to malnutrition or other reasons. The staff is very helpful in explaining about the sea life and answers all questions. The center rescues, rehabilitates, and then when the animals are ready, releases them back into the ocean. I love visiting the center... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They do very good work, they don't charge but rely on your donations, well worth supporting. Go visit and see the rescue animals

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Camarillo, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The tours are very good. We had a large family group of assorted ages and everyone enjoyed the visit. We actually witnessed a seal rescue the previous day and talked to the same volunteer who transported the seal to the Marine Mammal Center. We all learned things we didn't know before about seals and sea lions and other sea life.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The PMMC rescues and rehabilitates marine mammals. They are a critical resource for So Cal and cover an area spanning from San Clemente to Seal Beach. Their facility is not large, but very fun and educational to visit. In about an hour you can view dozens of sea lions and others that are being helped. The docents are very friendly,... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very glad we stopped into this worthy organization. You can see the dozens of seals and sea lions they are helping get healthy and back home in the ocean. From the volunteer workers I think I learned more about seals than at any zoo I've ever been to.

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Additional Information about Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Address: Address: 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: +1 949-494-3050
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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