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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 and grounds is always FREE.
Tuesday - Friday12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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August 26 Cosmic Musings Lecture Registration Required
September 2 Labor Day Building closed
September 6
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
All Space Considered Free Admission
September 7
2:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Public Star Party Free Admission
September 10-12 Samuel Oschin Planetarium CLOSED  


June 8 - Sept. 1 Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 2 - June 4 2019-20 School Program Reservations Required
(open September 4
at 9:00 a.m.)

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.


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 and vaping - are prohibited.

No Drones It is illegal to fly a drone anywhere in Griffith Park.

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

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