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Marine Science Sunday: Marine Mammal Parents and Pups
The Marine Mammal Center

Marine Science Sunday:

Marine Mammal Parents and Pups

The Marine Mammal Center

Sunday, February 12 and 26, 2017 10am-4pm

FREE admission!

A harbor seal pup

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from our education experts.

In preparation for Valentine's Day, this month we celebrate love under the sea with Marine Mammal Parents and Pups in a fun, educational way for both kids and adults. We recommend teaming our free classroom program with a Docent-led tour at 11am, 1pm or 3pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience. Read on for more info... 

Program Summary


  • FREE Classroom Programs: Love is the Air: Marine Mammal Parents and Pups- 12 PM and 2 PM (1 hour sessions)

    Join Adam Ratner, marine biologist and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on the special and unusual dating habits of marine mammals and their resulting cute pups! Adam will talk about how gray whales only date when on vacation to Baja California, elephant seals must fight for their girlfriends, and showcase how unbelievably adorable marine mammal babies are, including a cutest marine mammal baby contest! Sessions are held in the Center's classroom at 12pm and 2pm. A great compliment to the docent-led tour!

  • Docent-led Tours* - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

    Learn fascinating facts about seals and sea lions from our education experts while seeing exhibits and patient viewing areas. (*Small fee applies, it helps our patients!).  

Book a Docent-Led Tour!


Can't make this month's Marine Science Sunday? Test your knowledge of marine mammal dating habits with our short quiz
(answers at the bottom of the page - no cheating now!):

  • When are elephant seals born each year?
  • How big is a blue whale when they are first born?
  • Just how cute are baby marine mammals?


Extra Stuff!

Click here
for directions to The Marine Mammal Center.  

Click here for details about other Marine Science Sundays and events.

The next Marine Science Sunday topic is The Big, The Small, and The Weird and will be held on March 12 and 26.

Questions? Please contact the Education Department at

Quiz Answers...

1) Between December and February, 2) 25 feet long, 3) Unbelievably cute! did you do?

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965

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