Since 1975, the Center has been headquartered in the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Calif., within the Golden Gate National Park and has rescued and treated more than 20,000 marine mammals along 600 miles of the California coastline.Put The Marine Mammal Center into our Sausalito trip builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sausalito.
In 2014, the Center opened Ke Kai Ola, a hospital for the rehabilitation of the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Due to the volume of animals we rescue, we are the largest marine mammal hospital in the world.
The Marine Mammal Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which relies on 80% of its funding from individuals like you.
The Marine Mammal Center Reviews
To those who are not familiar with the Marine Mammal Center, it is a place where rescued or abandoned sick and injured marine mammals are nursed back to health and released back to the ocean. They hav... more »
It is incredible important to see what can achieved by all volunteers. Their job is very important for saving species and learning everything what is going on in the ocean. The guides can tell you eve... more »
You get to see what work is done to protect the seas, sea lions and whales of the bay. You don't see the animals up close but from a platform; this is so the animals aren't stressed out by visitors. It is very well run. I'd definitely recommend the $10 tour as you get to hear a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes.
The modest tour fees support their work. It's a working hospital, so you can see everything to a kid habituation to humans. The behind-the-scenes tour does take you beyond where the basic tour goes. The volunteers are very passionate about their work. Definitely an interesting visit.
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