MMCC LA - SEAL DAY & ANIME 2018 Jun 24 10:00am to 4:00pm At Marine Mammal Care Center 3601 South Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 http://marinemammalcare.org/news-info/events/event/31-seal-day-anime Celebrating its 26th year, SEAL DAY at Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles continues to be an annual event that invites our supporters and new visitors to our “open house." This event allows visitors that day to further discover that the work we do not only benefits our marine mammal patients, but also educates the public and our visitors about why our patients are there in the first place. To help inform our visitors at this family friendly event, the day consists of guest lecturers, films, narrated rehabilitation demonstrations, and theme related children’s activities. There is also plenty of literature and other goodies handed out to take home. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions in our patient viewing area where visitors can see how the patients are rehabilitating. To further heighten the visitor experience, MMCC LA collaborates with over 30 other like-minded organizations that are set up in booths to inform them on environmental and ocean health topics. This also helps promote the importance of community awareness and assist in making Seal Day a special event for Los Angeles County, and its coastal communities. To add to this “festival atmosphere,” food trucks are onsite to make sure that there are refreshments, as well as music and entertainment to keep the event lively with opportunity drawings and activities. For 2018, MMCC LA will be adding a new element to Seal Day – the “Anime Pavilion." We hope this attraction will add to the fun atmosphere and bring new visitors and potential donors to an even more festive experience. Attendance at Seal Day has grown each year, with an unprecedented number of visitors totaling over 1600 in 2017! We hope that, with the support of our collaborators and promotion of our festival expansion, attendance will surpass our expectations and more visitors will leave with a wider knowledge of our mission after having a fun experience.