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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 lions...

The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.

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I live in the area and always take my guest, whatever age, to the Marine Mammal Center. The setting is an oasis tucked away at the edge of the SF Bay Area. Within 10 minutes off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mill Valley

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Mill Valley
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in the area and always take my guest, whatever age, to the Marine Mammal Center. The setting is an oasis tucked away at the edge of the SF Bay Area. Within 10 minutes off of the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you are in a rugged pocket of the California Coast, visiting a facility that works... More 

Thank mizday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great destination on the Pacific Ocean. The lobby is very informative and the staff is committed to rescuing animals that can be seen in their enclosures. The key buy includes being minutes from the beach and ocean after the tour.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group aged from 5 to 78 and came especially after hearing about the wonderful work done here. There were a lot of seals in the hospital but because of their philosophy (and rightly so) of keeping the seals away from humans so they can be released without being comfortable around humans it meant we could only see... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This warm winter has been hard on the population and many animals have been rescued, some of them too far gone, sadly. Those that can be saved are given food, shelter, and most of all care. My new favorite charity, thanks to the dearly departed Olive the Oiled Otter, RIP.

Thank William M
Windsor, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll learn a lot, appreciate even more, and enjoy the experience. For young and old alike, visiting the center can be informative and moving. It's wonderful work that the staff are doing here and brings home the role that these animals play in our ecosystem, and some of the man made risks that many encounter.

Thank dparkre
Winter Garden, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a marine animal rescue center. They rescue sick sea lions and seals and then release them when they are better. If you're in the area, its a great place to stop by and see the work they are doing. The volunteers are friendly and informative. You basically go to an observation area and look out over the many... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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 November 21, 2015

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.

Thank Mark M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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.

Thank Kasa05
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

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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