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Marine Mammal Center

2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
415-289-SEAL
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Educational Sites
Fee: Yes
Description: The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to visit the marine center for at least 10 years. They do amazing work to rescue, rehabilitate & release all manner of marine life, most notably sea lions & seals. For the bargain price of $9 per person you can have an extremely knowledgable volunteer guide you through the center. You'll learn the difference between seals... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped at the Marine Mammal Center on our way hiking the Marin Headlands and Rodeo Beach. There were several large groups taking the tour which involved a video and then docent-lead tour but we just walked around exploring on our own. Disappointed there was not a necropsy being performed. THAT would have been interesting!

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were somewhat disappointed that the sea lions weren't around when we visited Pier 39 the day before. However, we already had this on our list of things to do in/around Sausalito and we were glad we visited. My children loved it, from the displays and videos, to getting to watch the sea lion feeding. They also enjoyed hearing the... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great people, interesting displays, and lots and lots of Sea Lions! We arrived a bit early and they allowed us to hang in the classroom...which was lucky for us. We'd have missed it otherwise. Feeling the Sea Lion, Otter, and Seal hides was something we'd never done. Learning about what the Marine Mammal Center did and how it functioned was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is a mammal hospital that rehabilitates Sea lions etc. to watch the vets and volunteers at work is amazing to say the least. We saw this rated high on TA and took advantage of the free cost to enter. we did make a small donation when we left. if you want an attraction that costs zero take advantage of... More

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are into Seals - habitat, habits, medical problems, this is the place. Fascinating and educational. Have been quite a few times and sometimes there are more - or less but always a good number to see.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is not a zoo. Harbor seals, seal lions and elephant seals are the patients here at the Center, the largest marine mammal hospital in the world. Over 1000 volunteers and staff operate this, most on public donations and memberships. It's now July and the peak season has ebbed since April when over 200 mammals were in care. The docents... More

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Take the docent tour. It costs very little and you learn so much about the injured marine mammals that this center cares for and returns to their natural sea habitat when well. Children would especially like this place. Better than an aquarium.

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North Fork, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place was a little tricky to find since our gps got us lost. They are located in the Marin Headlands. Just make sure to go through the one-way tunnel. It is free! The docent was very informative. She shared some incredible stories of rescue! There were seals, sea lions, & elephant seals available for viewing. The gift shop is... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It was good to see all the sea mammals and best of all its FREE. Is an awesome way to enjoy nature and a great activity to do especially if you have a family with small kids because they get to learn a lot from staff at the mammal center

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