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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 - Friday, 12:00 Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Parking link               DASH Observatory


May 3 Sunset Walk and Talk Free admission
May 5 All Space Considered Free admission
May 6 Public Star Party Free admission
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday Observatory CLOSED


April 8 – 16, 2017 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 February 12, the Observatory hosted a talk by Dr. Alan Stern, leader of NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto. 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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