Seek out the Star Eco Station
Though on the major Jefferson Blvd which runs through the city, the Star Eco Station is a little hidden treasure. The wildlife rescue haven is worth checking out, especially for bird enthusiasts or for those who travel with the kids. I happen to come here for the annual African-American Arts Festival held just outside the building. There are very informative, hands-on and entertaining tours given on the hour.
This is mostly a weekend affair. Head here from the 405 freeway, exit Overland or the 10 off Jefferson. Unfortuately for public transit, the Eco-Station is not so friendly on Sat and Sun. It probably would benefit being in downtown. The closest bus (Culver City Bus #7) stops at Washington/Overland intersection, which is about a 15 min walk or about 3 blks away. Otherwise, the CCB #4 stops just a few steps from the entrance Mon-Fri.
Tickets: $8; $6 children; $7 seniors(60+); children in strollers are free.
Year-round hours: F 1-5 PM; Sat & Sun: 10 AM -4PM
Summer hours: M-F 1-5 PM
Star Eco Station at:
10101 W. Jefferson Blvd