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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
Observatory CLOSED April 22 - May 6, 2019
for essential visitor improvement projects.


March 13
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission
March 16
2:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Public Star Party Free Admission
March 20
Local Noon and Sunset
Spring Equinox Free Admission
March 25 Cesar Chavez Day Building Closed


Not Currently Offered Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 17 - June 6 Fifth-grade School Program New program dates avalable February 26

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 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.


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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