Marine Mammal Care

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Visit our rehabilitation center and learn about marine mammals.

Tickets are free (a $5 donation per person is appreciated) but must be reserved online in advance. Walk-ins are limited and are dependent on capacity. 

We’re excited for you to visit our hospital and pinniped patients! On weekdays from 1 – 4 pm and weekends from 10 am – 4 pm, you will enjoy a 30-minute experience where a docent will lead a tour of our center, tell you about our animals, and answer any questions that come up. Our gift shop will be open so you can support MMCC by purchasing gear, mugs, plushies, and more. Thank you for saving marine mammals in need and supporting ocean conservation!

MMCC offers tour guides and field trips in American Sign Language with a Deaf Guide. To book with a Deaf Guide, please contact dbader@marinemammalcare.org to coordinate a time and date. 

Getting Here

The Marine Mammal Care Center is located at 3601 South Gaffey Street #8, San Pedro, CA 90731, United States

If you’re using GPS, please double check that the directions are the same as the ones below.

  • Take the 110 Freeway SOUTH until it ends
  • Turn LEFT, heading SOUTH on Gaffey Street
  • Turn RIGHT at 32nd Street (Barlow Saxton Road), also the entrance to John Olguin High School
  • Follow the road up the hill, then back down to Leavenworth, and make a RIGHT at the Military Museum
  • Turn RIGHT into our parking lot, just after Angel’s Gate High School


If you arrive early, we recommend visiting attractions like the Korean Bell, Point Fermin Park, or Downtown San Pedro.

Because we are rehabilitating wild animals, pets, including dogs, will not be allowed.

Please keep your voices quiet and do not shake the fence.

Yes, parking is free and right in front of our hospital.

Support our crucial
conservation mission