4.8.19 – April is Amazing at MMCC LA!

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Above – We have news on Pups 18-194 and 18-209! 
National Marine Fisheries has granted permission to release 18-194 and 18-209 with some sea lion buddies near San Miguel Island! Have a safe trip guys!
April is Amazing at MMCC LA!
We have our brand new Wish List Wagon out on the street picking up your donations, plenty of upcoming events and our fabulous 27th Annual Seal Day right around the corner!

A big thank you to our newest Certificate of Support Member – Public Storage in Harbor City! Want to get in on it and see your business listed on our website? 

Seasonal Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of some extra help! We have a few openings for our seasonal volunteer opportunity. Seasonal volunteers come in for a weekly three hour shift to help with dishes, food preparation, and cleaning, just through the busy spring season.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, contact hstambaugh@marinemammalcare.org for more information!

Now we can pick up your donations! 
The new MMCC LA Wish List Wagon is on the road!
Check out our Hospital Wish List here and schedule your pick up today!

Upcoming events!

4/7 – Columbia Space Center, Downey – City of Stem Festival

4/11 – Water Garden in Santa Monica — Earth Day

4/13 – Pt Vicente in RPV: Whale of a Day Festival

 4/17 – Century Park in Century City — Earth Day

4/20 – San Pedro Science Day

4/22 – Circle of Friends / Main Street Tours Presentation

You can help raise awareness by scheduling us to come visit your group!


A provocative  presentation for your professional organization or association!

The Marine Mammal Care Center of Los Angeles is a hospital for sea lions that treats an average of 400 patients every year. That’s more than one a day! 

This program has been created to alert your members on how these animals will impact their cities and county.  

This lively and colorful 25-30 minute presentation is available by contacting: Allan Colman at AColman@marinemammalcare.org 
for more information and scheduling.

A huge thank you to Home Depot for their generous donations to our hospital wish list!

Hospital Wish List Update:

Most Urgent Needed Items:

Distilled Water

Heavy Duty Paper Towels (Bounty®, CostCoKirkland.)​

Sodium Chloride Tablets-1GM

Sharpie Large Permanent Markers (in black with chisel point)

55 Gallon Large Garbage Bags

Safflower or Vegetable Oil

For the full list and/or to schedule a pick up, click HERE

We Need Gift Shop Volunteers!

Love retail and have a few extra hours you’d like to spend helping your favorite sea lion hospital?  The gift shop at Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles is busier than ever, now that Spring has arrived (along with lots and lots of patients)!

We are searching for a few gift shop volunteers for weekends and occasional weekdays. Our gift shop is open daily from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Duties include:Make sure the gift shop is organized, clean, and stocked with items before opening and after closing • Operate a cash register • Attend a mandatory volunteer training course to become familiar with Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles in order to respond to basic questions about the sea lion hospital • Experience in retail is a plus, but not required • Work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, contact hstambaugh@marinemammalcare.org for more information!

Our 27th Annual Seal Day is coming soon!
We are limited on booth space, so apply now!

Free event includes seal viewing, food trucks, costumed characters, face painters, live music, art, plus a Halloween in June twist with Trunk-or-Treating and costume contests! 
Thank you Seal Day Sponsors! Can your organization help with our 27th Annual Seal Day event? Click here for more information.

02.19.19 – Pup Season & Upcoming Events at MMCC LA

It’s pup season!

We’re planning our 27th annual Seal day!

We are going to be at City of Stem at the Columbia Memorial Space Center!

Community Service programs and volunteer positions open!

…And so much more!

Please check out the links below, we hope you can join us!

Seal Day is coming fast!

If you haven’t been to Los Angeles County’s year-round sea lion hospital, Seal Day is the day that you will want to visit!

Seal Day festivities will feature outdoor animal viewing, live music, food trucks, games for kids and dozens of booths from a wide range of community organizations.

This year’s theme is Halloween in June, complete with professional costumed visitors, a Trunk-or-Treat experience with world famous Star Cars– vehicles from stage and screen, and a costume contest for those who come dressed for fun!

Call to Artists
Vendor Applications

Save the Date!

MMCC LA will be at the big Saturday Kickoff for City of STEM!

Join us at the Columbia Memorial Space Center with tons of STEM activities & special guests! This festival will host dozens of cool STEM organization like Virgin Orbit, the Natural History Museum, JPL and Tesla, along with our very own Mobile Visitor Center!
Bring the whole family because entrance to the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be completely FREE!
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 AM  5:00 PM

Columbia Memorial Space Center12400 Columbia Way Downey, CA (map)

Education Volunteers Needed!

Education volunteers carry out the essential role of interacting with the public. Education or office background is a plus, but not required. 
Training is done in-house by the education staff. 
Education volunteers commit to a weekly four hour shift for at least one year. 
More Info on Education Volunteer position

Our Certificate of Support program is off and running!

Mike’s Deli at 238 E. 1st St, L.A.

Check out the program and how you can help on our web site at mmccla.org/certificate-of-support


We are doing a combined program with 3 other non-profit science organizations on April 20th: Los Angeles Marine Institute (Tall ships), Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and Bird Rescue.  It’s a simple approach – we will be jointly publicizing that we are all open that day, will have information on each of our work, will have a San Pedro Marine Science Day map, and a late afternoon sail on one of the tall ships. 

Save the Date!

On Feb 27th, Vineyard Vines will be helping MMCC LA by donating a portion of sales to help our patients!

More details coming soon!

Check out our events page for all our fundraisers & events!