Marin Headlands, 2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965 Visitors Information: 415-289-SEAL
Website is here. Parking is free but limited, and carpooling is recommended.
The Marine Mammal Center
Hours: Open daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Admission: Free, but donations are welcome and very necessary to continue the Center’s important work.
Marine Science Sundays: On the 2nd Sunday of each month, the Marine Mammal Center provides free classroom programs with knowledgeable marine scientists from 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM.
Important Advice from the MMC: If you ever see a stranded seal or sea lion, don’t try to help it yourself — calling the Marine Mammal Center at its 24-hour hotline at 415-289-SEAL gives the pup the best chance for survival.
The Marine Mammal Center’s Visitors Center reopened on June 15, 2009, with a newly rebuilt and expanded education facility, hospital and research center in Sausalito. You can see rescued seals and sea lions undergoing rehabilitation for release back into the wild, as well as exhibits that teach adults and children about marine mammals and the work done at the Marine Mammal Center. They also have a gift store.
To see sea lions and seals being cared for, try to visit between March and November.