Part wildlife rescue center, part educational facility, this very family-friendly enterprise practices what it preaches in terms of environmental awareness—it was even built from recycled materials. Staff provide care for unwanted exotic animals, many of which have either been donated by the public or confiscated by governmental agencies. Families are welcome to pet an alligator or stroke a snake as they learn about endangered species, environmental concerns and how kids can make a change. A number of other exhibits add further context; call or check online for details of special events.
Star Eco Station
|Venue name:||Star Eco Station|
10101 W Jefferson Blvd
between Duquesne and Overland Aves
|Opening hours:||July, Aug: 1-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat, Sun. Sept-Jun: 1-5pm Fri; 10am-4pm Sat, Sun.|
|Price:||$8; $6-$7 discounts; free infants. Parking free.|