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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

#8 of 73 things to do in Laguna Beach Features Animals
20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
+1 949-494-3050
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What a great place to visit

The docets were all so knowledgeable and attentive, we learned so much in a short amount it time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
oc, ca
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Quick stop

This is a tiny little stop on the road, but worth a look as help centers are always good to support.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clovis, California
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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 Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. There is no charge for visiting us, but donations are appreciated!
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20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
+1 949-494-3050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The docets were all so knowledgeable and attentive, we learned so much in a short amount it time, yes it's a small place but gosh it's a lot to learn...a busy place, lots going on, we all enjoyed our visit

Thank lagunahillbillies
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a tiny little stop on the road, but worth a look as help centers are always good to support.

Thank jperkin1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are new to the area and wanted to go to the beach. It was only about 1 1/2 hour drive from home. I downloaded the Laguna Beach app and found the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. It is about 2 miles from the downtown area...More

Thank mattyrkat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on our way to the beach and were very happy to learn about the work the center does in rehabilitating seals and sea lions. We learned a lot from our amazing volunteer guide. Having this experience really...More

Thank Sarg33388
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Great if you are heading that way or passing through. Very informative. Very small. Volunteer was outstanding with information. We always try to stop at wildlife centers. It can be busy and if busy parking will be on street at meters.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 28 May 2017

It's basically a hospital for sea lions. They take care of animals that are sick or have been injured. Don't expect to pet the animals, as they are rescued from the wild. But you will get to see them up close and if you're timing...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Stopped in here with my daughter in February of 2017 while in town. My daughter is interested in an animal care career, and this small center was an easy, quick opportunity to get a look at what this type of mammal rescue is really like....More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went here as we were heading home from a weekend at laguna beach. The employees here were so sweet and even brought us a clipboard of the animals with their names, where they were found, and their weight stats, etc. The pups were so...More

Thank Mikayla S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Please give a donation or buy some stuff from the gift shop, they do important work here. They were more than willing to talk about the animals and the threats to their habitats. Emily was super friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank ShanersD
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was my 2nd time here and I will take a moment to stop in if I get the chance. Its a 45 min visit. The volunteers are awesome and give them a chance to tell you what they do and listen. It's so cool...More

Thank Maui-Honu
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amy v
15 July 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.