The Café at the End of the Universe is the perfect place for a leisurely meal or a quick bite. Seating is available inside the café or outdoors on the Sunset Terrace, where guests may enjoy views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. Operated by Wolfgang Puck Catering and set in a casual dining atmosphere, the café offers several daily hot-food options that are uniquely “telescope friendly,” an abundant self-serve salad bar, and a number of convenient Grab-n-Go food and drink options in the well-stocked cooler. For larger groups or those looking to plan ahead, visitors may also order pre-packaged box lunches by contacting the cafe. The café is located on Griffith Observatory’s lower level between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and the Gottlieb Transit Corridor.
The Observatory’s Stellar Emporium bookstore and gift shop offers a cosmic array of Observatory insignia items, as well as astronomy-related and space-themed books, gifts, clothing, toys, and other items. Operated by museum expert Event Network, the gift shop is located on the lower level of the building between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and Gottlieb Transit Corridor.
If you need immediate assistance please call the store directly at (323) 660-7827.
Public Astronomy, Los Angeles Style
Griffith Observatory is the most visible agent of public astronomy in Los Angeles, but it wasn’t the first. Six experts detail this southern California story from street-corner telescopes to a street-legal Zeiss refractor mounted on the roof of a 1932 Ford. That telescope eventually joined the 12-inch Zeiss refractor on Griffith Observatory’s roof and helped make Griffith Observatory the most-visited public observatory on the planet. For these stories and more in this elegant and extravagantly illustrated Griffith Observatory publication, purchase your copy online now from Griffith Observatory Foundation.