The Marine Mammal Center Docent-led Tours
From April 16 through June 8, 2012, The Marine Mammal Center is pleased to offer Docent-Led Tours Fridays-Mondays! From June 9-June 15, we will have docent-led tours daily!
- From April 16-June 8, Docent-led Tours take place every Friday and Monday at 1:00PM and 3:00PM and every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM.
- For June 9-June 15, tours will be Monday through Friday at 1:00PM and 3:00PM and Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM.
- Tours last approximately 1 hour.
- Check available event dates and times here.
Please note: The Center will also be holding Marine Science Sundays on the 2nd Sunday of the Month with special activities, tours, and programs (including May 13 and June 10, 2012). Please see seperate listing for more details on Marine Science Sunday and to register for tours on those days (postings will be available approximately one month before event). The Center will also be holding an Earth Day Open House on Sunday, April 22 with special tours and events. Please see separate posting for details.
Docents will guide participants around the Center's exhibits and viewing areas, provide insights into the work of the Center; and share knowledge and experience about its patients, people and purpose.
Space is limited so be sure to book early! Walk-ins are welcome though reservations are recommended. Book online to guarantee your place on the tour (a small eventbrite processing fee will be added to online reservations).
Online registration is available until 12 hours prior to the tour *
* Note: you cannot register for a tour within 12 hours of the tour's start time. Walk-ins are welcome (though space is not guaranteed).
- Adults: $7
- Seniors (65+) and Students (5-17) $5
- Members (and 1 guest) $5 each
- Kids under 4 are FREE
PLUS! Receive a 10% discount in our Gift Shop on the day of your tour. Simply mention that you were on the Docent-led tour to get the discount!
Members get a $2 discount on a tour. Simply enter the discount code on the booking page. If you are a member and don't know the password, please email email@example.com or call (415) 289-7335.
If you are not a member, become one today for as little as $25 per year! Just click here.
Please arrive at the Center 15 minutes before the tour to check-in and remember to bring a photo ID.
For maps and directions, please visit http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/visiting-us/directions.html
The Center is open daily 10:00AM - 5:00PM (*except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Docent-led Tours are best for kids 5 and up. General admission and self-guided visits are free, and donations are always welcome!
Visit MarineMammalCenter.org or call (415) 289-SEAL for more information about The Marine Mammal Center.
The Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals.
Since 1975, the Center has cared for more than 18,000 animals that have been found along 600 miles of Northern and Central California coastline, from Mendocino County through San Luis Obispo County.
Since its humble beginnings over three decades ago, The Marine Mammal Center has grown into a world-class rescue and research Center, but its goals have remained unchanged: to rescue and humanely treat marine mammals in need; through scientific inquiry, increase our knowledge about marine mammals, their health and the health of the ocean; and through education, inspire ocean conservation and stewardship.
Visitors can view seal and sea lion patients from the observation deck; learn about marine mammals and the Center's work via exhibits; peer into different viewing windows to see feeds prepared, lab work, and even post mortems taking place, and take a stroll through the courtyard and gift store. Parking is limited and carpooling is recommended.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Center relies on 80% of its funding from individuals and private donations.