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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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Entertainment and Education

It is very interesting to See the sea lions and seals and to learn about them. Friendly volunteers explain everything, answer questions and point out interesting facts about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Rancho Mirage, California
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Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is very interesting to See the sea lions and seals and to learn about them. Friendly volunteers explain everything, answer questions and point out interesting facts about the animals.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Learned a lot about sea lions today! Very nice place. Staff was very knowledgeable and we're able to answer any questions you may have.

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Laguna Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Co-founded by John Cunningham, a lifeguard in the 1960s, the PMMC is an amazing hospital that saves the lies of hundreds of seals and sea lions every year. This is one of the most amazing "hospitals" in action you're ever going to see. They rescue these poor guys and nurse them back to health (with a whole lot of custom... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been visiting the PMMC for nearly 20 years! We loved visiting Laguna Beach so much we bought our retirement home there. Now we ride our bikes to stop in for a visit. Feeding time is the most activity for the patients, about 11 and 3. We'll stay for hours just watching them play.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you value animal life, you will love this. It's just for a short visit because it's small but you'll enjoy every minute and feel good about the work they are doing. Not publicly funded so feel free to donate something since admission is free.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

this is a seal and sea lion rescue center. It's small but holds quite a few of these adorable animals. THe parking is a little difficult if it's busy but if you go just passed it and then you turn, you can find metered street parking. The whole thing probably takes no more then half an hour so it's a... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is free, but please donate. The volunteers do wonderful work to help these seals get well enough to be released. They show you all of the tanks and the progress needed for release. Please go.

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Last visited about 10 days ago. They are doing a remarkable job there and the staff is very friendly and dedicated. A visit is well worth it to appreciate their work and the staff give excellent education tour. Since many are volunteers it is great to see their achievements. Thank you all, keep up the good work !

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Additional Information about Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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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