Pacific Marine Mammal Center
20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
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Pacific Marine Mammal CenterA favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center works to rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals found in Laguna’s waters. Guests are welcome to swing by the center any day of the week to see the current patients, which range from California sea lions to northern elephant seals, and learn about their recovery process from the veterinarians and volunteer staff. Afterward, they can tour the visitor yard, which features interactive displays, marine mammal artifacts, and a gift shop full of clothing, stuffed animals, books, and more. While there is no charge for admission, donations are greatly appreciated and go toward giving the animals a second chance at life.