Griffith Observatory’s fifth-grade school program is a two-and-a-half-hour experience which uses the Observatory’s telescope, exhibit, and building content, as well as programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater, to explore our place in the universe. Museum Guides, Telescope Demonstrators, and Observatory Lecturers guide students in standards-based learning experiences using our unique facilities. Each component of the program is designed to complement the others and to support the fifth-grade education standards. Thanks to Griffith Observatory Foundation, there is no charge for students to attend a program. Sessions are usually held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, from October to early June. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Only fifth-grade classes will be considered for school program visits.
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