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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Address: 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
Phone Number: +1 949-494-3050
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine...

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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Wonderful place! Lots of fun!

I suggest you visit. Lots of info given and see up close sea lions and seals. Get behind the scene look at how these precious mammals are being rescued, treated and released. God... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Wenatchee, Washington
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

benefits: free admission, probably on your way to or from somewhere nearby, easy access right off the main road, very friendly and enthusiastic staff. downsides: not much to see at all. just a few cages where they are rehabbing the animals. they said that during high season (spring) they have over 100 animals there, mainly seals. when we were there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I suggest you visit. Lots of info given and see up close sea lions and seals. Get behind the scene look at how these precious mammals are being rescued, treated and released. God bless the volunteers and staff there. They are all so wonderdul.

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Thank Ann R
South Bloomingville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This organization rescues and rehabilitates marine mammals and is not a zoo or tourist attraction. There is no entry fee but we made a donation. Our guide was a very nice volunteer with lots of good information.

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Thank KathyLivesInOhio
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a lot of fun learning about the different mammals brought into pmmc. You can see the animals in the different pools and they are funny to watch!

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Thank STACY P
Fountain Valley, California
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Docents greet you and explain why the animals are there and how they are rehabbed. The sea lions are very playful. Several cute exhibits that describe sea life and hazards to wildlife. The volunteers here are very passionate about their work and enjoy sharing with visitors.

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Thank Sheri V
chester le street
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Called in on way to Beach, worth seeing the work they do re-homing animals, and the people giving the talks were helpful and informative.

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Winnetka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

this attraction is free but i have never found an attraction that was harder to find and i drove past it 3 times before i realized that it was the same entrance as the dog pound

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Thank 183matthewl
Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped by and the kids loved seeing the rescued seals and sea lions. It smells a little stink like fish but hey, what else would you expect?

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
Cupertino, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This facility is a critical center/hospital for rehabilitating injured and/or malnourished marine mammals, in particular sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals. Note that there is no charge to visit and you will only be able to view the patients from outside a fence and cannot visit inside the small building where sicker mammals are treated. However, there are dedicated... More 

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Thank WorldTravelLovers
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My son loves animals of all kinds so we stopped by on the way home from Laguna. THIS IS NOT AN ATTRACTION. it shouldn't even be listed under "attractions". There is nothing to see but 2 places where they rehab the sea lions. The volunteers are super knowledgeable but please understand you will have nothing to entertain you. They will... More 

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