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Sea Lion Center, San Francisco

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Operated and managed by Aquarium of the Bay, the Sea Lion Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers free interpretive programs to compliment one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions. Over six million annual visitors will be able to learn all about these boisterous animals through exhibits and one-on-one interactions with naturalists. Guests can learn about these charismatic mammals, their history at PIER 39 and ongoing impacts and challenges to their habitat, as well as what they, as visitors, can do to help. The Sea Lion Center includes a classroom and exhibit space located directly above the sea lions regular hangout on PIER 39’s K-Dock.
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  • Such fun, these great big lumps of seal fur, barking and nipping and sleeping, such sleeping. Like cats, but really animated too. Great for kids.  more »
  • Don't you get tired of seeing those animals clumsy and lazy to be displayed for an audience gasped. It's great fun to be there watching, the animals and the sunset. A wonder.
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  • Go inside and check the board! They count every day how many sea lions are in. If you have any questions: the researcher in there is the one to ask. I personally like the view from the deck in front o...  more »