Griffith Observatory is closed today
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Local Noon – 12:05 p.m.
Sunset – 5:12 p.m.
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.
All visitors must wear a face mask at all times while inside the Observatory and on the roof. By entering the building, visitors are agreeing to follow this requirement.
Starting November 29, 2021, visitors will also need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.
Smoking of any kind, including e-cigarettes and vaping, is prohibited in all areas of Griffith Park, including inside and outside the Observatory.
Most mobile phones have difficulty getting a clear signal near the Observatory. A public payphone is available by the café for visitor use.
The Observatory allows photography for personal use inside and outside the building. This includes by a professional photographer for personal use.
Groups with children must have sufficient chaperones (1 adult for every 10 children) who must stay with the children at all times.
Food and drinks are not permitted inside the building. Café seating is for café patrons.
No Drone Flights
Flying a drone is prohibited in all City parks, including in Griffith Park and at the Observatory.
Alcohol is prohibited in all parts of Griffith Park, except by permit.
You can find a map of the Observatory building here.