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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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Very interesting visit....it's sad to see the sea lions sick and hooked up to IV's....but they will release them once they are better. I paid for the guided tour...would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sheila P
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting visit....it's sad to see the sea lions sick and hooked up to IV's....but they will release them once they are better. I paid for the guided tour...would recommend if in area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the audio tour and walked around. We were told at the front desk they only had a few animals as all the others were gone. In the spring with new-borns, they say they are usually in the hundreds of occupants. Their license only allows rehabs. If long term disabled that can't be released, then the animals are placed... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place itself is quite impressive. Unlucky, there were only few seek sea lions. We learned about the studies there, The most beautiful thing was the astonishing view of the Ocean from the entrance to the center

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 August 4, 2016 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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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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Thank Susan O
Missoula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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