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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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SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUTEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

These animals are adorable! They make everyone smile. The process of how they find them is great. The elephants seals were my personal favorite. The other animals are very cute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laura C
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son loves animals of all kinds so we stopped by on the way home from Laguna. THIS IS NOT AN ATTRACTION. it shouldn't even be listed under "attractions". There is nothing to see but 2 places where they rehab the sea lions. The volunteers are super knowledgeable but please understand you will have nothing to entertain you. They will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These animals are adorable! They make everyone smile. The process of how they find them is great. The elephants seals were my personal favorite. The other animals are very cute too! We loved the adorble seals and sea lions!!!

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Thank Laura C
Laguna Woods, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun to see the rescued seals and sea lions. The docents were helpful and explained a lot to us. It is amazing how many animals they are rescuing and I enjoy reading about the ones that get released back into the water. The visit is free but they do take donations.

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Thank meeser
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific place and the staff is very committed. You can see all the different steps of assisting the mammals and how they are progressing. There is a gift shop that supports them and you can purchase a brick that is placed where you walk into the center. The volunteers have a lot of knowledge, so ask them... More 

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Thank Linda G
Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This facility is doing great rehab work! The docent are there to answer questions and to tell you about the animals. If you are in there area stop in and see them and donate. This is such a great cause to help these animals.

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Thank birkeebabe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great stop if you are in the Laguna Beach area! It is a marine animal hospital where sea lions and seals are rehabilitated after injury or starvation. You can get up close to see the sick animals and the mini museum tells you their stories! What a wonderful quick stop for a family of young and older children... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All volunteer staffed ( except for vet) make this place both successful and exciting to visit. The care and genuine concern for these playful animals is immediately evident. The before and after photos of the starving or hurt pups now thriving say it all. Happy to give a donation to this free, educational and engaging site. El Niño conditions have... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 26, 2016

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 July 26, 2016

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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