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Marine Mammal Center

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2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
415-289-SEAL
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Coastal Marin Headlands Hike from San Francisco
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The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea lions” (51 reviews)
“gift shop” (27 reviews)
“docent tour” (12 reviews)
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2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
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415-289-SEAL
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"sea lions"
in 51 reviews
"gift shop"
in 27 reviews
"docent tour"
in 12 reviews
"marin headlands"
in 29 reviews
"viewing area"
in 11 reviews
"worthy cause"
in 5 reviews
"animal rescue"
in 4 reviews
"dedicated volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"injured seals"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
"sea world"
in 3 reviews
"state of the art"
in 3 reviews
"rodeo beach"
in 15 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 6 reviews
"great things"
in 4 reviews
"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the trip out to the Marin Headlands to see this. The only complaint was the Seals are hard to view. Might have been worth it to be on a tour. We did our own visit.

Thank MarinGypsy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off any center that is open to the public for free to come and view what good work they're doing is fantastic. Please take this opportunity to make it down to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. It is near Great Beach so you...More

Thank sumergrlfl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We set aside 2 hours for this visit, but you can do it in a lot less time. The volunteers that work there and will tell you about the facility are well informed and passionate about their work. We took the 45 min tour which...More

Thank Meg Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wildly great mammal conservation facility open to the public. Yet, the MMC isn’t like Marineworld. Free admission. Free parking. Up close observation. And, you feel like you're in the mammals' domain which you are as the mammals you see will be back...More

1  Thank Bruce415453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I went along to their Sunday open day event, and it was a great day. First off, it's set amongst the beautiful hills in Marin County. Second of all, the work that they do there is amazing and deserves to be supported....More

Thank DaraStar
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We went here today on a school field trip with students in grades 4-7. Cameron, our education specialist, was fantastic! He gave an amazing tour keeping all the students interested and engaged. We did not come here with any expectations of getting to “see” animals...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Tucked away in the hills is a wonderful mammal center that is great for children and adults. We took our 82 year old uncle here and everyone had a great time learning! A few seals were on exhibit being rehabbed and it was not too...More

1  Thank lorna L
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

OK, full disclosure. We first visited the MMC in 1992 and have been supporters ever since, even though we live in Michigan. Wow! Has that place changed! It's now the largest marine mammal facility in the world. A helpful docent greeted us and filled us...More

Thank VNE
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

It's a fascinating place for anybody with an interest in learning about rehabilitation of seals and marine mammal life.

Thank tarbabySausalito
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Lucy-Claire S, Digital Communications Manager at Marine Mammal Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you so much for coming to visit us. We're glad you enjoyed yourself and learned a little something more about marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and research.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

My daughter in law volunteered here and it changed her perspective on maine life. If you have an interest in marine biology or just curious, go to the Center. Very informative and helpful. Then head off to Rodeo beach for some wine and cheese.

Thank CantsitstillJohn
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Janetlovesdenmark
April 13, 2018|
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Response from whybefly | Reviewed this property |
Nope. You can get them when you arrive.
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mermaid331
August 9, 2016|
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Response from WhitbyWanderers | Reviewed this property |
Expensive to cab there and you need a car or ubber to get there. I came from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge.
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spuryerd
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely a car ride. From the Bay, across 101, through a tunnel, and then come out on the Pacific Ocean.
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