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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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We have friends who volunteer here and are passionate about saving our marine mammals. After visiting the MMC I now understand and share their passion. It is a beautiful drive out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Kenwood, California

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Kenwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have friends who volunteer here and are passionate about saving our marine mammals. After visiting the MMC I now understand and share their passion. It is a beautiful drive out to the Center through the Marin Headlands and you can even make a day of it and go to the beach after touring the Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

realy worth a look at the excellent work done here to save sick and injured marine mammals. Include with other attractions and ensure you give a donation.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

No, we weren't visiting our kids. We had them in tow. My thirteen-year-old, who thinks everything is "boring" was fascinated, had a blast, and learned a lot. Reserve your docent-lead tour in advance. It was informative and interactive.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I first learned about The Marine Mammal Center from watching the TV shows 'Sea Rescue' and 'Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin' on my local ABC station. When I started researching my trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, I came across this place, put two and two together realizing this was the place I had see on TV multiple times... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a great afternoon visiting this place and adopting two seals. It's a seal and sea lion hospital only, dedicated to heal injured seals and release them back to the ocean. There was a great tour and we learned a lot about their habitat and how to do our share to keep the ocean healthy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love the idea of this place but there is not much to see here as a tourist. Can't really see the animals except for a few close to the viewing area. In their defense, we didn't do the tour which we probably should have because we could have gotten much more out of it. It is a nice, quick... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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