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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fabulous Free Worthwhile Trip!

We decided to journey from our home in Tarzana to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and had a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael T
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
So cool to see this!!

Loved seeing the sea lions and seals and hearing about all the work they do here to rehabilitate... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Apex, NC
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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...more
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20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
+1 949-494-3050
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All reviewsseals and sea lionsnon profitbeautiful animalssmall facilitydonations are acceptedgift shoptheir natural habitatanimal rescueinjured animalsquick visitanswer questionsthis wonderful placeopen to the publiclaguna canyon roadfree admissionthe east coastsan clemente
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to journey from our home in Tarzana to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and had a great time! The animals are adorable! Fully disclosure, it’s not huge... but it’s purpose is as an active rehabilitation place for injured marine mammals and the entertainment...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our previous experience with a Pacific Marine Mammal Center was the center near Sausalito in northern California, which is quite large with scores of 'patients'. By contrast, this center is quite small and surprisingly to me, a good distance from the ocean. Nonetheless, the people...More

Thank ejohnk
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Loved seeing the sea lions and seals and hearing about all the work they do here to rehabilitate these injured animals. A volunteer took us around and told us all about the work they do, the personalities of the different species, etc. We learned so...More

1  Thank wesch
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We happened past here on our way to Mission San Juan Capistrano and decided to stop on our way back to hotel. They are all volunteers and there is no charge to enter but I bought something in the gift shop. Volunteers will give you...More

2  Thank dapmag3
Reviewed July 26, 2018

These people do great work. This is a quick stop but a nice one. The volunteers on hand to answer questions are good. You never know what you will see when you stop as the animals change regularly. The story behind how it started is...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

See beautiful seals and sea lions close up and learn about them from the dedicated & enthusiastic volunteers like Sharon!

Thank XanderCM
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Not what I expected...so much more! It is a very small marine mammal rescue center on Laguna Canyon Road. The docents are very knowledgeable and give you first hand information about the different sea lions, seals, elephant seals that they are taking care of. Very...More

Thank annadraper
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Took my girls here for a visit. They loved all the seals. Our guide had a ton of information, so much that my girls got overwhelmed and bored. Maybe limit info to a little less for small kids..

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

They are doing great work and are excited to share. It’s a quick visit (about 1 hour) because it’s a small facility but so worth the stop. Cute little gift shop and proceeds go directly back into care for the animals. We had grandparents and...More

Thank Natalie A
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a great sightseeing stop. Educational to learn about the plight of mammals in our ocean. They do a great job rehabiliting the mammals so they can return to the sea. It is amazing to see a seal successfully reintroduced...More

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December 4, 2017|
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Response from chrisbishtx | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. I was there several months ago and I remember them saying donations were tax exempt.
amy v
July 15, 2015|
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Response from JonnyDub | Reviewed this property |
After that last horrible incident, they apparently need a security guard after hours. Of course you can't just drop off one of those, but a donation towards acquiring/supporting one might be on their list.