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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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Foster Home for Sea Lions and Sea Life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Marge C
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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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 103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 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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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Got there at feeding time so got to see lots of active seals- good education from the docent on what they do- worth the visit!

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were led on a personal tour of the marine mammal rescue center. It is free, but we made a donation to this wonderful place.

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Orange County, Ca
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It doesn't take long to see the entire facility but the experience will stay with you all day. The people that work here are so kind and really take care to help the mammals learn to survive on their own at some point in the future. So thankful that there are people who help the stranded and damaged mammals get... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really nice place to see taking care of the sick seals. People are really friendly and are very informative. Great cause.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This organization is mainly sustained by volunteers. They have rescued thousands of sea lions and seals since their beginning. The animals are nursed back to health and then released back into the ocean. Facility is small and not real easy to find, but GPS took us there flawlessly. Fascinating operation to see. Free but donations accepted. Small gift shop.

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