What You'll Get
Humans have a long history of animosity toward certain animals, usually due to their predatory prowess, their peevish behavior, or their reluctance to give a straight answer to yes-or-no questions. Give human-animal relations a boost with today's Groupon to Star Eco Station in Culver City. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get two tickets to a hands-on tour (up to a $16 value).
- For $27, you get a Wildlife membership for a family of up to four (a $55 value).
Acting as both an environmental education and wildlife rescue center, Star Eco Station seeks out abandoned, abused, or illegally obtained wildlife and provides a stable, loving home. Tours, which last about one hour, introduce visitors to nearly 200 tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats, and marine creatures. Come nose-to-beak with Ozzie, a precocious cockatoo who has been with Star Eco Station for more than a decade, and peruse 15 different exhibits from partner organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund. Guests will get to play with certain animals while learning about ecology, environmentalism, and conservation. A Wildlife membership to Star Eco Station provides free admission for an entire year as well as a 10% discount on gift-shop merchandise, helping facilitate birthday-present shopping for human loved ones and four-legged coworkers.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership by 2/28/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Membership valid for up to 4 people. Tour subject to availability. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About STAR Enrichment Center and Star Eco Station
The STAR Enrichment Center and Star Eco work in tandem to enrich the lives of children, adults, and animals. When animals are rescued from dangerous living situations or seized from the hands of smugglers, STAR Eco Station provides them with second chances at peaceful lives. But the facility doesn't just serve as a haven for more than 200 rescued animals. Perhaps just as importantly, it also educates the public as an environmental science museum. During public tours, guides lead guests through exhibits of rescued exotic animals, such as parrots, pythons, and wildcats, while explaining the habits, history, and New Year's resolutions of each creature. The recipient of multiple awards from media and government agencies, STAR Eco Station also provides educational outreach programs to more than 40 California school districts and works in concert with conservation organizations such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paw Project, and Heal the Bay.
At the STAR Enrichment Center in Beverlywood, learning enrichment takes center stage for adults and children alike. Here, dedicated teaching professionals offer courses in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), child development, visual and media art, and language. Through courses that range from pre-natal workshops to parent and child classes, the center has earned a reputation for hosting engaging curriculum for all ages. The Enrichment Center is also home to the STAR Prep Academy and STAR Preschool.