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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes

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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An important role in our Pacific coast

The family (my wife, my 9 year old, 3 year old and I, along with my brother in law who has an annual membership here) went on a tour of the Marine Mammal Center in October... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
San Jose, CA

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The family (my wife, my 9 year old, 3 year old and I, along with my brother in law who has an annual membership here) went on a tour of the Marine Mammal Center in October. The center itself plays a major role in saving marine animals up and down the Pacific coast, and is responsible for important research in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great combination of eye candy (animals, statues, art installations) and learning. Kids will be excited and stay interested while they learn much about our oceans, which are in trouble. We need to raise need our collective wisdom and awareness to help protect it and the creatures in it. Go and enjoy, the experience will stay with you.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There wasn't a whole lot to see while we were there. But it sounds like this organizations does really great work. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and super friendly. We enjoyed chatting with them about the organization's work.

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, it's a bit out of the way. It is an interesting place doing important work. Sitting on top of an abandoned Nike missile site, this is a hospital for rescued injured and sick marine mammals. The facility is beautifully done. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and passionate about this work. I... More 

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I support the work they do, I just wish there was a bigger experience for a one-time visitor. It was worth the drive since we were coming back into the city after visiting Muir Woods but it might be a bit disappointing if that was your only reason to be in the area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

You must go visit the Marine Center, it's a hospital for sick sea animals and the work that is done there is amazing! The care and love that goes to these animals from the staff is known as soon as you step into this amazing place. It is free entry but a donation to keep their work going is asked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The volunteer staff and vets do amazing work to help the sick and injured and educate the public well worth putting it on your schedule.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

These people are doing amazing work. Rescue, rehabilitation, education and lots of love. The Marine Mammal Center was definitely worth the visit simply to realize what you can do to help. I'm so happy that we added this to our list of "must do" while in the San Fran/Sausalito area. We even made a generous donation and an adoption. Don't... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

It took us the same amount of time to get here as it took us to see the whole thing. There is a viewing area where you can see the sea lions in their pins but only the ones in the first row of pins, really. So we observed about six pins of sea lions, read the signage around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This facility does such wonderful work rehabilitating the Seals that are injured due to the carelessness of man. It is so sad how they become entrapped in ropes, bags and balloons that are left in our oceans. Thank you

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