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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Address: 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-494-3050
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Ranked #10 of 47 things to do in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Visitors are welcome to view rescued seals and sea lions.
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors are welcome to view rescued seals and sea lions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This center, north of town on Highway 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) , is where orphaned, sick, and injured seals and sea lions are treated and, hopefully, then released. It is free and open to the public. 'Patients' can be viewed in fenced pens with pools in them. They are adorable. There is also much educational material on seal habitats and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a wonderfully worthwhile project. However, it's a very small facility and takes about 20 minutes to fully visit. If you're on Laguna Canyon Road, it's worth a stop. If you're not in the area, it's really a long drive--often with terrible, slow traffic.

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Boston, MA
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46 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Never knew this place existed, but saw a clip on the news that they had just taken in more sick sea lions and decided to go visit. What a nice little place! The volunteers greeted us and were so informative and pleasant. They told us all about the different animals and why they were there. You can see the seals... More 

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Rochester, Mi
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148 reviews 148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were visiting family in the area and driving from San Diego to Seal Beach so decided to stop for a visit.... yes, it was Christmas Eve so I checked the website that morning which said...open every day. When we got there at 10am there were a few cars in the lot and the sign said OPEN EVERY DAY 10-4...... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

You will find the Marine Mammal Center on the Laguna Canyon Road (133) about 3 miles from the beach of Laguna Beach. We were greeted by a very knowledgeable member of staff who explained all about how the center cares for sick and injured sea lions. There were about 19 sea lions being treated there at the time of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lovely visit. I loved the volunteers and the experience. The best part is that they're in their way back to the wild! I wish there where places like this everywhere and for all wildlife. Thank you.

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Orange County, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Free trip to see rescued seals and sea lions. They take donations and everyone there volunteers there time. great organization, stop by.

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Laguna Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This center does an incredible job saving our sea lions that have been lost from their mommas. Visiting here you will see and experience the love and the care they provide these sea mammals enabling them to return to the sea - not destined to live a life in confinement as in San Diego"s Sea World Waterpark

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited twice during our stay in CDM... Very clean, sea lions were playful and volunteers are wonderful! Great for all ages.

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Belleville, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I stopped in on our way to Laguna Beach one morning. It was interesting to hear about all of the work that they do with sea life that has been rescued and to look at the sea lions that they had at the time play in their pen. They do great work here getting these animals that... More 

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