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Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

MMCC LA is OPEN to the public every day of the year during daylight hours.

Animal viewing and parking — ALWAYS FREE.

This year, Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles has treated more than 350 injured pinnipeds rescued right here in our backyard from Santa Monica Bay, Malibu, Long Beach & the Ports.

That’s 7 per week!

Did you know that there are no beaches in L.A. County where an injured seal or sea lion can rest or heal away from people, buildings or roadways?

Good news! MMCC Los Angeles is a safe-haven hospital for marine mammals that become stranded in Santa Monica Bay, Malibu, Long Beach and the Ports.

For nearly 10,000 days, our dedicated veterinary and husbandry team has provided same-day medical care, food and shelter for more than 8,000 seals and sea lions that had gunshot wounds, shark bites, malnutrition, entanglement in fishing nets and lines, and injuries from ocean trash and plastic.

As a nonprofit hospital, we need you to support our ocean conservation efforts for another 10,000 days by visiting our page on ways you can help and learning how you can aid stranded seals and sea lions get better and get home!

You Can Help!


MMCC LA is a non-profit year round hospital in Los Angeles for Seals and Sea lions, and it is financially dependent upon generous donations from individuals like you.  

Your contribution will provide operating expenses to help sick and injured pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) and return them back to their natural environment. Every dollar of your tax-deductible gift goes to MMCC LA.

Our Federal Tax ID is #47-5249182