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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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Don't miss this when in Northern California!

Our family of 9, ranging in age from 6 to 68, went to the Marine Mammal Center just outside of Sausalito, CA to see first-hand the amazing work that over 1,100 volunteers do for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our family of 9, ranging in age from 6 to 68, went to the Marine Mammal Center just outside of Sausalito, CA to see first-hand the amazing work that over 1,100 volunteers do for injured and/or abandoned marine mammals. We watched as several sea lions were given IV antibiotics, nourished with feeding tubes, and otherwise attended to with loving care.... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were exploring the Marin Headlands by car when we came by the signs to the Marine Mammal Center. And, what luck, it's open to the public! So of course we stopped, as my high school daughter has a strong interest in marine biology. What a great visit! We did not take the tour, but the volunteers stationed around the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It’s well worth the trip out to this spot. The center is quite impressive with exhibits as well as tours. There is a wonderful rock beach just across from the center to visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went for a guided tour with Tamyra. It was wonderful! She knew everything, could answer any question, was very friendly. After the tour had ended we went to see the rescued sea lions again and there were two other volunteers who were eager to answer any question. They are doing such a wonderful job here! If I lived nearby... More 

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Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have just visited this center for the very first time, thanks to WildCare's Family Adventures's organizer Marco Berger, and as we were ready to listening to the very knowledgeable, and polite tour guide, we learned the WildCare founders were the ones who started this so dedicated center as a response for so many Marine Mammal animlas in need and... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It may be helpful to understand that this is not a "seal encounter" tour similar to a petting zoo or "dolphin interactive show" as can be found in other tourist locations. The animals (there were over 200 at the time of my visit) have been rescued and are being rehabilitated to ultimately be returned to the wild. Human contact is... More 

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Kane, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not sure if I have the right place. We went to a marine rescue/hospital with an education component, it was located on the Headlands. Super place. Went in Nov. 2014 & again in June 2015.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Found this on the Internet and included it on our recent trip. Quite a pleasant surprise. This is a hospital that specializes in caring for sea lions, seals, otters, and other marine mammals. Supported entirely by contributions, they sponsor tours as a way to get their message out. The docent your is well executed, but visitors are kept away from... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a vitally important organization. Please visit and support this work any way you can. The self-guided tour is interesting and informative, but the docent tour and behind the scenes tour, which have modest fees, are a way to support the work directly. Highly recommended.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I was very impressed by this facility and the work it does. However, it is primarily a working rehabilitation facility, so it leaves something to be desired as a tourist destination. Granted, we did the self-guiding tour, so I'm sure we didn't get everything out of our visit that we could have if we had done the taped or docent... More 

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Additional Information about Marine Mammal Center

Address: 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
Phone Number: 415-289-SEAL
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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