Griffith Observatory will close early (at 5:00 p.m.) on Sunday, December 24, and Sunday, December 31.
Turning Visitors Into Observers
From daily Samuel Oschin Planetarium shows and public telescope observing to monthly and special events, Griffith Observatory has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking at the sky, the exhibits, or the Hollywood Sign, we can help you be an observer.
Griffith Observatory is open today from 12:00 p.m.to 10:00 p.m.
The 190-seat Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon presentation theater dramatically expands the Observatory's programming and education capabilities. The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon realizes an unfulfilled intention of the Observatory's original architects to have a second theater to complement the planetarium.
Whether you experience the universe in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, observe the sky through a telescope, explore the exhibits, listen to a talk about the Tesla Coil, or pose with the Hollywood Sign, each day there’s something to engage and inspire you at Griffith Observatory.
Are you looking for latest discoveries about the universe, what leading astronomers are saying, or when Sun is at its highest point each day? We’ve got you covered. Whether our events are on the lawn, in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon, or online, we’ll make sure you know what’s up in the cosmos.
The Hollywood Sign has become one of the most recognizable images of Los Angeles and California. Located on a steep hillside in southwestern Griffith Park, it faces toward Hollywood and the Los Angeles Basin, making it visible for miles.
Griffith Observatory is southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors may look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.