Groups are invited to come to the Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles to learn about seals, sea lions, and marine environment.  Participants can see recovering patients and learn how human interactions affect our ocean life. Visitors will also observe animal care, feeding procedures, and learn about rehabilitation procedures we use to return the animals back to their ocean environment.

Coming for a visit? Here’s the scoop!

Groups under 10 people:

Our facility allows for animal viewing at the fence (docent available 10am to 4pm most days), no fee, no appointment, no waiver visit, however donations and wish list items are always appreciated.

Groups of 10 or more people:

Please email your request for an appointment for your group of over 10 people to

If your party is 10 or fewer guests, you are welcome to observe patients in a self-guided capacity during normal visitation hours.

There is no fee, but donations and wish list items are always appreciated.

We welcome questions about our facility and the species that are treated at MMCC LA.

MMCC LA is OPEN to the public every day of the year during daylight hours. Come see patients currently in our care from the fence line.

Facility information to help you plan your visit: Visitor FAQs

Each year, our program educates thousands of students and visitors about marine mammals and the continued, urgent need for ocean conservation. This is a great learning experience for all!

For questions, please send an email to

or by calling MMCC LA at

(310) 548-5677.

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