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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Address: 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
Phone Number: +1 949-494-3050
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine...

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration.

We are open to the public for visitors every day from 10am - 4pm.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

There is no charge for visiting us, but donations are appreciated!

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Free to the public, though donations are accepted and encouraged, this rehab hospital for sea lions and harbor seals is a great opportunity to learn about marine mammals and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
momw2013
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Matthews, North Carolina
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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free to the public, though donations are accepted and encouraged, this rehab hospital for sea lions and harbor seals is a great opportunity to learn about marine mammals and their protection. Great docents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little facility to learn about California sea lions and seals! Friendly and informative staff. Only takes 30-60 minutes, depending on how interested you are, or how much you want to observe the critters! The on site veterinarian spent as much time with us as we had questions! He was full of stories about the sea lions and seals!

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Thank Kathy F
Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an honorable aid to marine meals, however they continually act as if they are "broke" and ask for money. I personally know they were given over 3MILLION DOLLARS by a deceased Laguna resident in the past year/year and a half, with no recognition given the donor whatsoever. Pretty disengenuous in my opinion...

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Thank bjkail
Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The animals are there and fun to see. There are no frills, but you see the sea lions close up and there are lots of them. It is well worth the visit and the institution itself, it saves sick seals and sea lions, is worth supporting

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This center is free to visit, but please do make a donation as they do exceptional work to save sea lions and seals. A volunteer was there who spent a lot of time with us explaining the work that they do and about the animals that were there.

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Anaheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a spur of the moment thing to do with my 2 children, ages 11 and 5, during summer break. We were bored of the same old, same old, and I ran across this place on a top 10 things to do in OC list on Trip Advisor. Looking at the pictures the place looked pretty cool.... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to support this work. Visit the Mammal Center and learn about this wonderful group of people and what they are doing for our dear friends who swim and can charm us with one look!

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Thank MiriamwithLove
Lake Elsinore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The marine mammal center does an exceptional job of rehabilitating sea life. It is best to time your visit to a feeding schedule. Animals are more active. Docents are informative and helpful.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those rare places that both you and your children will love -- and where your kids will actually learn something -- yet it won't cost you a dime. The center's mission is to rehabilitate injured and/or endangered marine mammals such as sea lions and fur seals. The slippery critters really put on a show, and you'll... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free, educational and wonderful work! So nice to see a non profit at it's finest! Volunteer was informative and very friendly. Highly recommend!

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