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Marine Mammal Center

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Address: 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
Phone Number: 415-289-SEAL
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Description: The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea...
The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.
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A nice place to go that doesn't change unless you take a tour. A hospital to take care of injured seals, sea lions, and elephant seals. Very interesting and informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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San Jose, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A nice place to go that doesn't change unless you take a tour. A hospital to take care of injured seals, sea lions, and elephant seals. Very interesting and informative.

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San Rafael, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Educational! And the surrounding area is beautiful: try to find the old bunkers up on the hills overlooking San Francisco

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San Rafael, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Take the time to get the full story about our Marine Mammual's. This is a good place for families young and old. The view of the city is perfect from the center.

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Gibraltar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is a self guided route around the building with detailed panels to read the full story of the work being done. The gift shop is dangerous! Adopt an animal and take home a small cuddly toy version - fabulous gifts that also use your money to support the work being done.

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walnut grove, ca
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We donate money to the center and wanted to show our grandson what they were doing with the sea lions and seals. Great cause to donate to!

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Burlington, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Marine Mammal Center was a fantastic end to a great trip. After enjoying the beauty of the coast and getting to see all the wildlife it felt important to educate ourselves about the protection and rehabilitation care for the animals. The staff are super friendly and very informative. There is a tour of the facility of where all the... More 

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Sausalito, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Marine Mammal Center is responsible for aiding injured and sick sea mammals from along the northern California coast. There are great educational exhibits, many interactive. You can observe the treatment and hospital areas as well as the recovering patients in their pens. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the resident sea life in the area and to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

What a neat place to visit! The work these volunteers do is incredible. You will learn something if you go here! Pretty gift shop, cool displays and educated volunteers!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Excellent resource for the curious about the marine mammals found along the Pacific coast the centre has a well stocked shop and a lot of information, it's not for people to get up close and personal as most of the exhibits are seals and sea lions rescued. Particularly cute are the pups rescued because they were starving. The heroes who... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Do take the docent led tour - it is well worth it for the additional information. It is a bit of luck whether you see many animals - we saw a lot simply because the waters around the area has warmed up forcing the animals to go further out to sea to get fish. This has resulted in an enormous... More 

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