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Marine Science Sunday: Seal and Sea Lion Superstars of 2017
The Marine Mammal Center

Marine Science Sunday:

Seal and Sea Lion Superstars

of 2017

The Marine Mammal Center

Sunday, December 10 and 24 from 10am-4pm

FREE admission!

A Harbor Seal pup at The Marine Mammal Center

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.

This month we wrap up 2017 with a special Marine Science Sunday highlighting our Seal and Sea Lion Superstars of 2017.  In 2017, The Marine Mammal Center rescued many California sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals, and endangered fur seals and Hawaiian monk seals. In fact, in the Spring, we had over 200 patients onsite at once!  We will focus on how our team of volunteers and veterinarians have been able to get those animals healthy and back out to their ocean home for the holidays.  Docent-led tours will take you around the hospital showcasing some of the patients we are caring for and how our veterinarians are getting them better.  Classroom presentations through interactive activities and multimedia will highlight our most memorable, notable, and to be honest, cutest patients of the year!

Program Summary


  • FREE Classroom Programs: Seal and Sea Lion Superstars of 2016- 12 PM and 2 PM  (1 hour sessions)

    Celebrating 42 years of marine mammal rescue and rehabilation in 2017, there is no shortage of amazing animals and cases from the patients rescued this year!  We will highlight a days-old harbor seal we taught to eat fish, endangered fur seals, saving the most endangered seal in the US out in Hawaii, and how we were able to rescue hundreds of starving California sea lions that were seen on beaches in California early this year. A great complement 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 mammals with our short quiz
(answers at the bottom of the page - no cheating now!):

  • How many patients have gotten a second chance at life this year due to the life-saving care at The Marine Mammal Center?
  • Where did The Marine Mammal Center recently build a hospital to help the most endangered seal or sea lion in the US?
  • What species received a first of its kind life history tag that will allow Center researchers to better understand their threats in the wild?


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 is celebrating Animals of the Arctic on January 14 and January 28, 2018.

Questions? Please contact the Education Department at

Quiz Answers...

1) Over 325 patients have been released this year, 2) Kona, Hawaii 3) Southern sea otters did you do?

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

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