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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3050
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Visitors are welcome to view rescued seals and sea lions.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a treasure. These animals are so lucky to have a dedicated staff to help them back to help. We loved talking the volunteers and learning all that they do to get these animals back to health and into their natural habitat

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went on Saturday around 11:00 which was perfect because it is also lunch time for the sea lions. Watching the volunteers feed the seals in really special. Open every day from 10-4 and admission and parking is free although they do accept donations. Tamara was there to answer all of our questions and gave us a great overview of... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Don’t miss saying hello to the current group of California Sea Lions being nursed back to health at the Pacific Coast Maine Mammal Center. The volunteers are very eager to answer questions and teach you about the local marine life. The animals are in pools that are easy to view. They are very entertaining and adorable! We enjoyed it so... More

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Knoxville, TN
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Since I also do Rescue work (with dogs), I had to make a stop at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, while in Laguna. This is such a great place and was so glad we took the time to go and learn about it. The folks there are great and very devoted to what they are doing to help these wonderful... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

During the week, there are ONLY kids' school classes being taught about marine life but weekends adults and kids are welcome to see marine/mammal life and understand all you need to know. Great for kids and adults alike

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Pacific Marine M, Public Relations Manager at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, Lois! Just a small correction- PMMC's visitor yard is open every day for all visitors, not just students. Our hours are 10-4PM and admission is free- no need to only be with an education group to see the animals! Thanks, and please visit us again! More

Huntington Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

A fun and educational attraction for kids and it's FREE too! We were vacationing in Newport Beach and I had heard about this place. As people mention, it's a bit hard to find, between PCH and the 405 freeway on Route 133 the street where the Art Fairs are located, but further North. However, if you're in the area sightseeing... More

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Laguna Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great place to take your kids or your grandkids to show them people making a real difference in the lives of these beautiful wild sea puppies. Please leave a donation if you can.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was a great little place for my husband and I to stop in route down 133 back to Route 1. Its wonderful to see the mammals & gain a wealth of knowledge from the oh so kind & friendly volunteers. Its a short visit (maybe 1/2 hour) leaving plenty of time for this as a side excursian in route... More

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

maybe was low season, and no animals were there.. lovely project, good to pass by and maybe leave some funds but it didn't worth the efforts to find the place (almost not visible)

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Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is always a nice little side trip, if you're going to the beach, or for a hike, or maybe grabbing a shake at Ruby's Shake Shak on PCH- I always drop in and drop off a donation at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. It is a good stop for the whole family, and only takes about 20-30 minutes out... More

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