The Marine Mammal Center
Family Classroom Programs
From July 1st to 29th, 2013 The Marine Mammal Center is pleased to offer Family Classroom Programs in our Marine Science Discovery Classroom for the marine mammal lover in every family!
Family Classroom Programs take place Mondays and Fridays at 12:00pm and 2:00pm, and are 45 minutes in length. See program descriptions below for more information.
Check available event dates and times here.
For a full day of marine mammal fun- pair your Family Classroom Program with a Docent-led Tour! Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets!
On MONDAYS, we are offering our TRASH TO TREASURES Classroom Program
- Learn how plastic trash can hurt marine mammals and what actions you can take every day to help them. Use pre-washed plastic trash found on a local beach to create colorful mosaics. Bring a camera to photograph your artwork to share with your friends!
On FRIDAYS, we are offering our 3 R's FOR MARINE MAMMALS Classroom Program
- Learn the tools and techniques used by our veterinarians to care for our patients- from Rescue, and Rehabilitation to Release. Video clips of our animal care procedures will allow you to experience all aspects of work, including those you cannot see on a tour!
Space is limited so be sure to book early! Walk-ins are welcome though reservations are recommended. Book online to guarantee your seat in the classroom (a small eventbrite processing fee will be added to online reservations).
- Adults: $7
- Seniors (65+) and Students (5-17) $5
- Kids under 4 are free
- Members (and 1 guest) $5
FREE if you become a member that day!
Please note: The Center will also be holding Marine Science Sundays on the 2nd Sunday of the Month with special activities, tours, and programs. Please see seperate listing for more details on Marine Science Sunday and to register for tours on those days.
Not a Member? Become a Member Today!
Sign up to be a Member of The Marine Mammal Center and receive a 100% discount on Docent-led Program tickets for you and one guest (discount code given upon completion of your membership purchase within the confirmation page and email). Visit http://tmmcmembership.eventbrite.com/ to become a member today.
If you are a member and don't know the password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 289 7335.
Please arrive at the Center 15 minutes before the classroom program start time to check-in, and remember to bring a photo ID and your confirmation number.
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). 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.