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 - Friday||12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday - Sunday||10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
For other activities, please view our Calendar page.
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).
Free WiFi The observatory offers free WiFi service on its exterior.