Neither Jurassic nor technological, the Museum of Jurassic Technology on Venice Boulevard in Culver City—a hub for movie studios and galleries—is truly a unique experience. The dimly lit rooms create the ambiance of a haunted mansion, with eerily peculiar exhibits to match—it truly is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities. Subjects ranging from opera singers to dogs of the soviet space program and beyond are often so off-beat that for some it is hard to find "the point," though many visitors would suggest that this sentiment comes from those expecting a more concrete experience. Take a break upstairs in the tea room for complimentary snacks and catch the often rare films that run there on the hour. The not-for-profit museum is open Thursday to Sunday and runs on suggested donations, so you can pay as much as you feel you owe. While in Culver City, it's worth visiting a few of the numerous galleries nearby and maybe stopping for a snack at The Blind Barber around the corner on West Washington—a speakeasy-style venue that's hidden in plain sight behind a barbershop façade.