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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, grounds, and parking is always FREE.
Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


December 10 Public Star Party Free admission
December 13 Sunset Walk and Talk Free admission
December 24 & 31 EARLY CLOSURE Building closes at 5:00 p.m.
December 25 Christmas Day Observatory CLOSED
December 26 Christmas City Holiday Observatory CLOSED
January 1 New Year's Day Observatory OPEN
January 2 New Year's Day City Holiday Observatory CLOSED


December 20 – January 8 Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 2016 – June 2017 Fifth-grade School Program Reservation hotline open

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 October 28, the Observatory hosted a panel discussion regarding the future exploration of Mars. Check out the livestream video from the event.

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 - 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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