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Griffith Observatory

Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

Admission to the building, grounds, and parking is always FREE.
Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


April 24-26 Hubble Telescope 25th Anniversary Events Free admission
April 25 Public Star Party Free admission
April 28 Sunset Walk and Talk Free admission
May 1 All Space Considered Free admission


Not currently offered Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 2014 – June 2015 Fifth-Grade School Program ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

For other activities, please view our Calendar page.


Weekly Sky Report Describes what is visible in the Los Angeles evening sky.

Did you find a meteorite? Check out this site for information.

Griffith Observatory Architecture Book


Get your copy of the new book about Griffith Observatory architecture!

View a video on Griffith Observatory's YouTube channel featuring images celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary.

Observatory News Archives A listing of prior events and activities.

Follow Griffith Observatory TV! Watch live and archived events.


Free WiFi The observatory offers free WiFi service on its exterior.

No Smoking All forms of smoking - including e-cigarettes - are prohibited.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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