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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


December 16 Public Star Party Free admission
December 21 Winter Solstice
(local noon & sunset presentations)
Free admission
December 24 Observatory closes at 5:00p.m.  
December 25 Observatory closed  
December 31 Observatory closes at 5:00p.m.  
January 1 Observatory closed  
January 5 All Space Considered Free admission


December 22 - January 7
Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 4 - June 7 Fifth-grade School Program Reservation required;
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 August 21, the Observatory hosted a special public viewing event for the partial solar 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 - 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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