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Marine Mammal Center

Address: 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
Phone Number: 415-289-SEAL
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the...
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Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.

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Manteca, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Eye liked the concept of what they were doing and it seemed well-run. We wish we could have seen some of the animals, even from a distance :)

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

terrific place to visit. there were only 2 seals visible from the viewing deck and 5 animals total at the center. but the information shared by the volunteer was priceless. he told us about the facility and the water system, solar panels, types of mammals rescued and how and from where. it was so informational and educational. this non-profit center... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Back in the Marin Headlands near Saucilito in a fantastically beautiful part of the world. There were few rescuees there (only 2), but we learned a lot. If you are staying in the nearby hostel or in Sausalito, this free attraction is a must.

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Alameda, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to the poor stranded seals that get washed up on the shore? Have you ever wondered how they get medical treatment when it is needed? This is the place where the sicked and wounded marine mammals are taken in California. Many are pups that have been separated from their moms and are badly malnourished.... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Can't believe this place is free! Great place to learn about the rescue sea lions and seals. We went in the fall when there aren't too many patients but apparently lots of patients in the spring. I want to come back for sure or maybe even volunteer there.

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San Rafael, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This landmark is where all the found injured sea life is brought for recovery. They are an incredible education center as well as a hospital for the animals that has a place in Marin history for helping them and moving them into a future care center.

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Brooklyn
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just love everything at the Marine Mammal Center. I love that they save seal, sea lions, otters, etc. I donate to them monthly as I believe the work they do in incredible.

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Ft Collins
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I thought this would be neat for my kids, but with only three days in Sf, it wasn't worth the visit. The volunteers were super nice to my kids, but you couldn't see any of the animals (even with binoculars provided) and we just read about rescues and visited gift shop.

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San quentin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Do a tour, there is a lot of information. The hands on things to do for the kids are great. very educational. The gift shop has many unique items some made locally consider Christmas shopping here instead of the mall. GREAT BOOKS. Catch the Run For The Seals, check their website for info and special events.

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Mosier, Oregon, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The pictures of all the injured animals are heartbreaking but that is how they get the donations I suppose. First class facilities and the discovery room has some interesting facts and hands on artifacts available. It is nicely situated near the beach.

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