Activities & Resources
Marine Mammal Care Center050in San Pedro, CA 90731
about Marine Mammal Care Center:
Animal care can be viewed from across a fence behind the building, with visitors kept a safe distance from the animals. Staff and volunteers answer questions (10am-4pm) and explain the purpose and general operations of the Center, which is open for visitors during daylight hours. The facility also has a gift shop.
This place is a great way for kids to get a close-up view of sea lions without paying SeaWorld prices (a few dollars in the box is cheap, and a nice lesson, too). For kids who have been to SeaWorld, this is also a chance to see where some of the famous park's orphaned animals came from; the center sometimes preps sea lions to join the cast in San Diego if they cannot be safely released back to sea with their particular injuries.
The Center holds a Seal Day event each year in May.