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Address: 2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
Phone Number: 415-289-SEAL
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The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions...

The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.

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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

What a fantastic facility. My daughter is in a Geo-science program in high school and wants to be a marine biologist and once she saw this facility and all they do she turned to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic facility. My daughter is in a Geo-science program in high school and wants to be a marine biologist and once she saw this facility and all they do she turned to us and said, I want to work here. The facility is very educational for the public. If you are expecting to get close the the animals,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteers are saving marine mammals: what a wonderfully worthy cause. They don't charge a ticket or entry price, rather they just hope that you'll donate. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and the hospital is entirely professional. I like this so much better than a zoo where the animals are kept their entire lives. The Marine Mammal Center is rehabilitating and... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like animals, the mammal center is a worth while trip. It is a great educational opportunity to learn about the animals and to see their recovery. As another reviewer noted, this is not a zoo but a recovery center for injured seals and sea lions. Admission to the center is free, but a donation is suggested, and you... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a trip if you have the time. There is parking right outside at the top of the hill, although limited. Upon entering you can book a tour, which I believe you can also do online, there is also an audio tour you can do, or self guided. Self guided is free, the tours you can book on... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt this will be somewhere you will want to visit, with or without children. Plenty of free parking and it is even free to get in! Do not expect a zoo this is literally a working hospital for sick and injured sea lions and seals and when you see the amazing work that they do hear you will want... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming here, I live in the bay area and I love to visit yearly to adopt a seal and see all of these adorable creatures being lovingly cared for.

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Missoula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

worth a quick visit and a donation for the good work they do- huge volunteer staff rescue seals and sea lions.

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Hertfordshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't turn up expecting a theme park or a zoo. This is a working hospital. The drive to the centre takes you either over the Marin Headlands or via an old tunnel. We did both and the children loved it. The centre itself is on the site of an old missile base and is small. We took a lead tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched a turtle that was on his back struggle until a fellow turtle came over to help. The 2nd turtle first tried to grab the over turned friend by the toe... this did not work so he moved to the other side and pushed him back over using his face and own shell. Amazing! The river otters are adorable... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to San Francisco many times, and were looking for something out of the ordinary to do. The Marine mammal Center is a wonderful rescue for sea life. They provide a great tour of the facilities. You get to see firsthand look at how pollution in our oceans affects animals. These people do a wonderful job healing the animals... More 

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