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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.
Parking link               DASH Observatory


August 18 Public Star Party Free Admission
August 20 FOTO Cosmic Musings Lecture: The Soul of Psyche - Mission to the Heart of a Protoplanet Reservation Required
August 22 Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission
September 3 Labor Day Building Closed


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.


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

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


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.


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

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FOTO Total Solar Eclipse Trip