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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

   
June 18 FOTO Cosmic Musings Presentation: The Life of Galaxies: From Turbulent Birth to (a silent) Death Reservation Required
June 20 Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission
June 21 Summer Solstice
Public Presentations at local noon (12:45 p.m., PDT) & sunset (7:50 p.m., PDT).
Free Admission
June 23 Public Star Party Free Admission

CONTINUING ACTIVITIES

   
June 2 - September 2
Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
Not Currently Offered Fifth-grade School Program Watch for info on 2018-19 program in late summer

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 January 31, the Observatory hosted a special public viewing event and LiveStream for the total lunar eclipse.

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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