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Private Docent-Led Tour: The Marine Mammal (Rescue) Center

  • August 27, 2022
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965
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Reservations closed  Vaccination, booster and mask required, but may be changed  later. 

Private Docent-Led Tour:  The Marine Mammal (Rescue) Center- Saturday, August 27, 2022. Tour leader O'Neil Dillon

The mission to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation is the overriding objective for the hard-working people at the Marine Mammal Center.  Their core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers and an engaged community.

We will have a docent-led tour of the state-of-the-art facility, escorted through this unique outdoor animal rehabilitation hospital, having our questions answered and learning the stories of the current patients. We will view seal and sea lion patients and learn how the hospital functions, look into key areas such as the fish kitchen, chart room, laboratory and post-mortem (optional). Depending on the number and type of patients we have onsite, we may be able to watch animal care crews in action preparing and offering food, cleaning pens, and helping with medical procedures, and observe technicians doing laboratory analyses. Hands-on experiences with rescue equipment and touching pelts enhance the tour and highlight the characteristics, behavior, and adaptations of the seal and sea lion patients.

Date:  Saturday, August 27, 2022

Time:  11:30 am

Minimum:  10

Maximum:  20

Deadline:  August 15, 2022

Fee:  $20.00 (half to be donated to TMMC)


From North of the Golden Gate Bridge: Take the last Sausalito exit off Highway 101, just before the Golden Gate Bridge. At the exit stop sign, turn right and follow the road under Highway 101 to a second stop sign. Go straight and look immediately for a left turn lane and a sign for "Marin Headlands." Go left and through the tunnel. You will now be on Bunker Road. Follow directions below.

From South of the Golden Gate Bridge: Just after you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, take the second exit off Highway 101 at Alexander Avenue (after the Vista Point). Stay to your right: do not turn left at the exit off-ramp and do not go underneath the freeway. Proceed about 500 feet until you see a left turn lane and a sign for "Marin Headlands" (do not go down the hill into Sausalito). Turn left and go through the tunnel. You will now be on Bunker Road. Follow directions below.

Directions once on Bunker Road:

- Follow Bunker Road for approximately 3 miles.

- Ignore various forks to the left; always bear to the right to make sure you stay on Bunker Road. Rodeo lagoon is your next landmark.

- About halfway alongside the lagoon, the road forks. Turn right at that fork, continuing uphill. Turn right at your next opportunity, this will lead you up the hill and through our entrance gate.

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