Join us for an informative one-hour Docent-Led Tour of The Marine Mammal Center, an operating veterinary hospital for marine mammals such as seals and sea lions. Docents lead participants through the Center's exhibits and viewing areas, sharing stories about our seal and sea lion patients and giving insight into how the Center works. In March and April guests will likely see the onsite patients, but visibility does vary daily depending on the patient’s medical condition.
Docent-Led Tours are ideal for individuals and families that want to learn more about the work of the Center. If your group is more than 10 people, please call us to book a private tour. PLUS! Receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop on the day of your tour. Simply mention that you were on the Docent-led Tour to get your discount.
Reservations are recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. During the busy season of March – June be sure to book online early to guarantee your spot on the tour.
Through March 28th: Tours Friday-Monday at 1pm and 3pm, with additional tours at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays
From March 29th – April 20th: Tours daily at 1pm and 3pm, with additional tours at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays
The Marine Mammal Center hosts Marine Science Sundays on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month with additional special activities, tours, and programs.
Members (plus 1 guest): $5
Seniors (65+) and Students (5-17): $5
Kids under 4: Free!
Your tour is FREE if you become a member the same day of your tour!
Walk-ins Welcome: Sign up for tours at the hospital by purchasing tickets at the front desk (space is limited).
*A small EventBrite processing fee will be added to online reservations.
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 Tour tickets for you and one guest (discount code given upon completion of your membership purchase within the confirmation page and email). Visit https://www.MarineMammalCenter.org
to become a member today.
If you are a member and don't know the password, please email [email protected]
or call (415) 289 7335.
Please arrive at the Center 15 minutes before the tour to check-in.
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.