To connect and engage visitors and students to the oceans through hands-on interactive experiences with marine life and habitats of southern California, and to inspire them to become good stewards of our environment.

Our mission is to be a trusted resource that inspires exploration, respect and conservation of Southern California marine life.

​The Madrona Marsh Preserve is a part of, and is vital to, maintaining local wildlife corridors.

MMCC Los Angeles is the only rehabilitation hospital in Los Angeles for seals and sea lions stranded on beaches from Malibu to Seal Beach due to illness, injury or malnutrition.

The mission of the American Cetacean Society is to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions.