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Events Where the Stars Are the Stars

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.

Griffith Observatory is closed today

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Local Noon – 12:58 p.m.

Sunset – 8:09 p.m.

When to Visit

Weekday (Friday) Hours
Open 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.

Weekend (Saturday – Sunday) Hours
Open 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Closed Monday – Thursday

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Ongoing Events

Star Gazers with Telescope

Star Parties

Once a month, the Observatory partners with local telescope groups to share their telescopes and knowledge with the public. With dozens of telescopes on the lawn, there’s always something to see!

There are no events currently scheduled.

All Space Considered

The first Friday of each month, the Observatory presents this free inside look at the most talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. Observatory curatorial staff and special guests bring visitors up to date on what is going on in space. The presentations are offered free to the public.

There are no events currently scheduled.

Griffith Park. Photo by Lisha Riabinina (https://unsplash.com/photos/AO3W0vSh5hg)

Sunset Walk & Talk

Each month, a Park Ranger and a Museum Guide lead a half-mile sunset hike with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park and objects visible in the evening sky.

There are no events currently scheduled.

2020 Summer Solstice Line at Sunset.

Solstices and Equinoxes

Every three months, the Observatory marks the change of season with live programs at local noon (in the Gottlieb Transit Corridor) and sunset (on the West Terrace).

There are no events currently scheduled.

Let’s Make a Comet

A short demonstration program that shows how household ingredients can be mixed with dry ice to make a small comet. Fun for the whole family! Offered during summer and holiday periods.

There are no shows currently scheduled.

Lunar Eclipse Phases. Photo by Claudio Testa (https://unsplash.com/photos/sIglh0SISjo)

Eclipses

People have always paid attention to eclipses. Before they knew what was happening, people feared eclipses because the ever-present Sun or Moon would suddenly disappear. Though we now understand why eclipses occur and can predict them precisely, they are still compelling to observe.

There are no events currently scheduled.

All Space Considered - Remote

First Friday of Each Month
7:30-9:00 p.m. / ONLINE

Until the Observatory reopens, our popular monthly astronomy and space program is online. We hope you will join us for the latest developments in astronomy and space!

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium

Travel to the farthest reaches of the universe and into the microscopic building blocks of life. Live presentations immerse you in the wonder and meaning of the cosmos.

A boy looks through a telescope at the Griffith Observatory.

Daily Programs

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.

Event Archives

Since reopening in 2006 after the renovation and expansion project, the Observatory has hosted hundreds of public events and activities. Whether for eclipses, notable spacecraft anniversaries, or special speakers, the events offered the chance for the public to experience, learn, or be inspired. Sometimes all at the same time!