Tuesday’s Tip: The Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Happy Tuesday! Did you all have a wonderful long weekend? We had a great time playing “tourist” and hit Disneyland/DCA and were able to ride the brand new Little Mermaid ride at DCA and also the revamped Star Tours Ride at Disneyland. We also spent an afternoon at Pretend City, hit the beach and finished up on Monday with a quick visit to Seaworld. It was a super fun weekend!

One of my stops on my extremely fun weekend was a visit to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. I have been wanting to visit the center for quite some time now and I was in Laguna and decided to stop and tour the center with the kiddos. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center was founded in 1971 and is a non profit organization . The Pacific Marine Mammal Center mission is to rescue, treat, rehabilitate marine mammals that are injured or have been stranded and release them back into their natural habitats.

We stopped in for a quick tour and one of the very friendly and informative docents explained about the work at the ┬ácenter and the different sea lions and seals that are currently patients and their injuries. On the day of our visit, there were 31 patients, that were currently under treatment. The kiddos were mesmerized and even learned to differentiate between seals and sea lions (it’s all in the ears or lack thereof) .

We spent about half an hour there and all learned so much. If you can gather a small group(more than 6) you can schedule a field trip to the center. Field trips are for groups of all ages and include a guided tour of the facility, a class room presentation about the different patients and their medical conditions and up close viewing.

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is open everyday to the public from 10am to 4pm. Call 949-494-3050 to schedule a tour or for additional information.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

20612 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

For additional info head here.

3 comments

  1. Erin says:

    I go often to the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro which is also Free. We have so much fun. We often bring donations like Corn Syrup which they use to make fish shakes to the tube fed seals. Another place to go free in San Pedro is the “san pedro science center” it is open M-F 8-4 and they have ducks, turkeys, a hog, pony, baby goats, billy goat, lots of reptiles etc and most you can touch. They also accept donations. Lots of FREE fun for families ­čÖé

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