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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
+1 949-494-3050
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See beautiful seals and sea lions close up and learn about them from the dedicated & enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
XanderCM
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Turnhout, Belgium
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marine mammal rescue center visit

Not what I expected...so much more! It is a very small marine mammal rescue center on Laguna... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
annadraper
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1137
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"seals and sea lions"
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"small facility"
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"non profit"
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"great organization"
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"cute little gift shop"
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"beautiful animals"
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"donations are accepted"
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"donation box"
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"animal rescue"
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"their natural habitat"
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"sick animals"
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"quick visit"
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"their efforts"
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"learn something"
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"sea life"
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"this wonderful place"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

See beautiful seals and sea lions close up and learn about them from the dedicated & enthusiastic volunteers like Sharon!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not what I expected...so much more! It is a very small marine mammal rescue center on Laguna Canyon Road. The docents are very knowledgeable and give you first hand information about the different sea lions, seals, elephant seals that they are taking care of. Very...More

Thank annadraper
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my girls here for a visit. They loved all the seals. Our guide had a ton of information, so much that my girls got overwhelmed and bored. Maybe limit info to a little less for small kids..

Thank Amanda O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are doing great work and are excited to share. It’s a quick visit (about 1 hour) because it’s a small facility but so worth the stop. Cute little gift shop and proceeds go directly back into care for the animals. We had grandparents and...More

Thank Natalie A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a great sightseeing stop. Educational to learn about the plight of mammals in our ocean. They do a great job rehabiliting the mammals so they can return to the sea. It is amazing to see a seal successfully reintroduced...More

1  Thank terryl302
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on a Friday afternoon. It is very easy to find as it is right off Laguna Canyon Road. There is a small parking lot outside the complex by the blue sign. After entering we were met by...More

1  Thank GoVols79
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We visited based on a recommendation from our hotel. So glad we took their advice. What a great way to see seals and sea lions up close. We stayed at least an hour and watched the staff feed the animals—quite a task since some are...More

Thank Lornel P
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

If you are in the area this place is definitely worth the stop. The volunteer who spoke to us was very helpful and friendly. My daughter is an advocate for the humane treatment of all animals-she actually researched and prepared a presentation on behalf of...More

1  Thank klimtfan2016
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

It is truly amazing to see what they do to rescue these beautiful animals and anyone who is a nature lover will enjoy being this close to them. The Center does a great job of educating visitors on the species, issues, treatments, feeding, etc. A...More

Thank AndrewOAz
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Easy to find, fun informative, small and so worthwile. We were given a 30 minute guide and chat by a worker from Oklahoma, she was really fun and informative. Highly recommend this easy to find and valuable community enterprise on the main canyon road

2  Thank keithgiles2018
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Ernst1934
5 December 2017|
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Response from chrisbishtx | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. I was there several months ago and I remember them saying donations were tax exempt.
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amy v
16 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.
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