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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



January 12
2:00 – 9:45 p.m.

Public Star Party Free Admission
January 16
4:55 - 5:55pm
Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission
January 20
7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Total lunar eclipse Free Admission
watch live online!
January 21 Martin Luther King Day Building Closed
Feburary 1 All Space Considered Free Admission


Not Currently Offered Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 17 - April 19 Fifth-grade School Program Reservations 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 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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