The Exhibits at Griffith Observatory
Sparking imagination and inquiry through exposure to the awe and wonder inherent in astronomy is the goal of the new Griffith Observatory exhibit program. Each visitor is cast in the role of an observer and provided with opportunities to see and do real observing in authentic environments. By exploring fundamental questions - what do we observe, how do we observe it, and why it is important - the exhibits prompt visitors to ponder their own relationship with the universe.
C & G Partners LLC designed the exhibit program and content between 2000-2006. Maltbie, Inc. fabricated and installed most of the exhibits between 2004-2006. For more information regarding how the exhibit program was conceived and developed, please check out the Exhibit Approach and Major Participants page.
Griffith Observatory's major exhibit areas each focus on a unique aspect of observation. To go to the complete page for each exhibit area, click on the area on the map or use the list at the bottom.
Exhibits on the Lower Levels
|Cosmic Connection||Edge of Space||Café at the End of the Universe|
|Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater||Gunther Depths of Space||Stellar Emporium Gift Shop|
|Gottlieb Transit Corridor|
Observatory Floor Plan
Click for a PDF file version of the floor plan suitable for printing.