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Griffith Observatory

Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

Admission to the building and grounds is always FREE.
Tuesday - Friday12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
MondayClosed
Parking link               DASH Observatory

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

   
November 12 Veterans Day holiday Building Closed
November 17 Public Star Party Free Admission
November 21 Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission
November 22 Thanksgiving Day Building Closed

CONTINUING ACTIVITIES

   
November 23 - 25
Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 17 - April 19 Fifth-grade School Program Reservations open

For other activities, please view our Calendar page.

ASTRONOMY NEWS

Weekly Sky Report Describes what is visible in the Los Angeles evening sky.

Did you find a meteorite? Check out this site for information.

OBSERVATORY NEWS

On July 30, 2018, the Observatory hosted several thousand people to view the closest approach by Mars in 15 years. We also broadcast the Mars close approach live online (LiveStream).

Observatory News Archives A listing of prior events and activities.

Follow Griffith Observatory TV! Watch live and archived events.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Free WiFi The observatory offers free WiFi service on its exterior.

No Smoking All forms of smoking - including e-cigarettes and vaping - are prohibited.

No Drones It is illegal to fly a drone anywhere in Griffith Park.



Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
213-473-0800


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