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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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New Albany, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While making your way around the Marin Headlands, don't miss this stop. The Marine Mammal Center is a hospital/recovery center for sick and injured marine mammals. At the time we visited, they had successfully released 477 animals back into their habitat. They close at 5 so allow enough time to come for a docent lead tour but there is also... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Spent an amazing day at TMMC leaning about how they rescue animals, what they do at the animal hospital, and how special their volunteers are. It was very educational. Their staff is so kind, friendly and helpful. Be sure to become a member and check out their gift shop, super cute stuffed animal Sea Lions.

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Granite Bay, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The opportunity to view recovering sea animals was worth the visit. The museum itself was interesting. My teenagers were captivated and moved by the information displayed. Well worth a visit.

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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Marine Mammal Center is worth the visit. Staffed by over 1000 volunteers (no, not at the same time :) ), they provide training, ecology instruction, and a service that is unprecedented in helping the environment and ocean mammals. This is worth the trip!

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Houston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

wow, 1100 volunteers! it is most alarming to learn the debris we human discard are harming the mammals and environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We loved our visit to the Marine Mammal Center, especially the docent tour... very informative! It was fascinating to see how all living creatures are interconnected. Thanks for doing what you do!

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Larkspur, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Even as Marin residents we get a kick out of seeing the center having watched it grow and expand over 20 years. Great docents explain what's being done to help animals recover from collisions with civilization.

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New York
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Can I say that learning about pollution can be fun? well it definitely was fun. I didn't quite understand the other review because the visit can be free. We opted for the $9 per adult tour. And we were delighted by the the tour given by Ale (sorry if I spelled his name wrong). i am a jaded adult who... More

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Manteca, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I totally support what they are doing but there really isn't much to see. Maybe a sea lion through a chain link fence. If you have never seen a sea lion, it is worth a five minute visit but otherwise go to Fisherman's Wharf and watch them there. But I would encourage people to donate to their cause.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We saw the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to visit. While they do good work here, as a tourist it was a complete waste of time. The facility is nice and seems expensive and there is a large gift shop, but you can't get anywhere close to a sea lion or any other marine mammal. There is an observation... More

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