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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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Very informative

We found this place a very short drive out of town...drive slow or you will miss the place! The lady's who talked to us were so informative and knowledgeable about the sea lions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2014
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Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We found this place a very short drive out of town...drive slow or you will miss the place! The lady's who talked to us were so informative and knowledgeable about the sea lions and you could tell how passionate they are!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we have been to some of the best Aquariums in the country. This is a great place to visit and revisit.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I stopped at Pacific Marine Mammal Center on a Saturday morning and was surprised to see it empty. I had the good fortune of receiving a private tour from a lovely docent. She was so passionate about the work that the center does. It was wonderful to see the self-less work that these volunteers do for sea lions and other... More 

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Irvine, Ca.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a nice little place to stop by for 15-30 minutes. It's small and cute. My baby liked seeing the animals, blossoming flowers, and pushing the buttons on the sounds display. Check their website before you plan a visit because they tell you how many animals they currently have on site. We saw over 20 animals which I imagine... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

These volunteers do excellent work with these marine animals. My kids loved it - very informative. I wish them continued success!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
55 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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