Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach: Hours, Address, Pacific Marine Mammal Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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! ***PMMC visitor yard will be closed at 1 pm Sunday October 21 to Saturday, October 27 due to pool resurfacing. During this time we will still be responding to rescues. Sorry for any inconvenience.***
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< 1 hour
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devildog2016
Long Beach, CA27 contributions
great small place
Oct 2020
great place in a great location for beach and hiking. great people helping animals and its free ...................................
Written September 14, 2021
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Julie K
8 contributions
It’s small but totally worth it!
Jul 2021 • Family
Three of us went and learned quite a bit from our docent Gloria. Told us about the operations. How their key focus is rescue, rehab and release. Go learn about Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and Elephant Seals! Great experience. So glad we stopped at this little gem in the Laguna Canyon!
Written July 17, 2021
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CindyLou2262
Denver, CO5,153 contributions
Fur babies
May 2021 • Friends
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Depending on the rescue, you can see Elephant, Fur, Harbor Seals and Sea Lions.
This place is educational and informative. I love the employees and volunteers we encountered today. It was great to see how they switch them out to have them go swimming. We also saw how much they loved to do their version of the slip-n-slide.
They also have the bones of many and even bones of a whale that had beached it’s self, it was donated for education.
I WOULD RECOMMEND.
Written May 7, 2021
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Jen M
Brigham City, UT62 contributions
So glad we added this to our SoCal trip!
Apr 2021 • Family
This is a small gem that adds meaning to your stop in Laguna Beach. For Covid, reservations are required. Your time slot gives you 20 min in the yard with a volunteer guide (ours was closer to 30, tbh) who will teach you about the seals and sea lions who come here for rehabilitation and release. It was fascinating and our teens learned a lot. There’s a cute little gift shop and I found the prices to be reasonable. Happy to help this great cause! Definitely check it out.
Written April 3, 2021
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Lana
1 contribution
A local quick & easy educational stop, with a chance to see sealions & seals up close.
Jul 2020
This is a rehabilitation center for Seals & Sea Lions, which facilitates rescue, rehabilitate, and release. An additional purpose of this location is to educate the population, while they nurse these animals back to health. It is not a Zoo, though you can enjoy watching the seals & Sea Lions playing from time to time at a safe and healthy distance. It's a great learning trip for your kids with a small bit of interactive tools, and the well informed Docents. Be sure to check out their gift shop also, as all proceeds go to support the care of the animals. Like any hospital, or rehabilitation facility the amount of animals will vary as all that are cared for here, are released back into the ocean upon healing.

Entry is free. Parking is touch and go as it is in the Laguna Canyon. All in all, well worth a quick stop.
Written October 20, 2020
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hobolinda
Torrance, CA151 contributions
Come see sea lions and seals
Feb 2020
If you are not familiar with these animals, it is a very informative experience. They are doing great work to rescue and release these sweet creatures
Written October 12, 2020
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Laura C
Newport Beach, CA14 contributions
Amazing to see the work done but not a lot to do.
Nov 2019
It is nice to see the rehabilitation process. The work they do is incredible. However there is not much to do. You can see the animals in their pens and that's about it.
Written August 11, 2020
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pinkspottedzebras
DFW, Texas161 contributions
Amazing work! Stop by and support their efforts!
Jan 2020
Super interesting visit, we enjoyed learning the stories behind the current rescues. I've followed on social media for quite some time and it was nice to see it all in person. Their gift shop is great and all proceeds help the cause. Highly recommend!
Written June 16, 2020
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Stephanie M
6 contributions
Great Educational Stop with kids
Feb 2020
We have been coming here for years. Now I bring my grandkids. The volunteers can explain to the children the different animals and their situations. The kids get to see the seals and sea lions up close and hear about the value of the rescue missions. Sometimes we have stayed just 15 minutes and other times an hour watching and observing. Definitely kid friendly and worth the stop!!
Written March 9, 2020
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Joseph F
7 contributions
This is a testimonial about why we need to care about what is IMPORTANT!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Let me start with the amazing volunteers who you will not only meet but feel their dedication and love for these mammals who have been rescued. The sea lions and seals who will be given the chance to return to their home environment if they are able to do so are constantly under the loving and watchful care of incredible people who are their bridge to a healthy and longer life. There is no greater miracle of life than to be saved! Joey and Marsha Bloomfield Hills Mi.
Written February 1, 2020
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