Griffith Observatory’s fifth-grade in-person school program uses the Observatory’s instruments, exhibits, and programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater to help students explore their place in the universe. The two-and-a-half-hour program is an integrated, standards-based experience which educates, intrigues, and inspires young minds. The combination of the Observatory’s engaging staff and our unique facilities produces an opportunity unlike anything offered anywhere else.
Best of all, thanks to Griffith Observatory Foundation, there is no charge for students or their teachers to attend the program. To support this and other Observatory school programs, make a donation today!
Sessions typically take place on Thursday and Friday mornings (9:30 a.m.-Noon) from late October to early June at Griffith Observatory. Only students enrolled in fifth grade are eligible. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited.
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We recognize many classes who wish to visit the Observatory will not be able to participate in the Fifth-Grade In-Person School Program. Such classes are welcome to visit the Observatory during regular public hours of operation. While there is not a formal program for students in other grades, our knowledgeable and experienced Museum Guides are located around the building to help make your visit successful. Please be sure to have at least one adult for every ten children. We regret we cannot reserve or guarantee tickets for the programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Such tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, only at the building and only on the day of your visit.