The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration.


We have 6 animals we are currently caring for. Not all patients may be visible from the visitor area as some of them may be in critical condition, recovering in our intensive care areas.

Check out more of our pools as the patients enjoy the Laguna Beach sunshine at different stages of recovery.


Calling all future marine biologists and ocean stewards!

Learn about the role we serve in keeping our oceans clean with our Daisy, Brownie, Junior & Cadette programs.

Conservation-minded can children choose to support PMMC's mission and animal care needs.

Our educational programs are a key component to increasing awareness of the issues facing marine mammals and the environment in which they live, and developing a sense of stewardship for those resources.



At Pacific Marine Mammal Center, we love our volunteers! We utilize volunteers to help us with our animal care, docent & education, and Gift Shop needs.

Ways to Give

Your support provides a second chance at life for our marine mammal patients.  Each gift makes our life-saving work possible!

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Our patients are sentinel species of our environment. Their intricate involvement on both the terrestrial and marine environments provides us with a unique wealth of knowledge.