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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 - Friday, 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Parking link               DASH Observatory
Partial Solar Eclipse Event
Monday, August 21


August 21 Partial solar eclipse public viewing event Free admission
August 26 Public Star Party Free admission
September 1 All Space Considered Free admission
September 27 Sunset Walk and Talk Free admission


June 10 - September 3 Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 4 - June 7 Fifth-grade School Program Reservation required;
hotline opens September 6

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.


On February 12, the Observatory hosted a talk by Dr. Alan Stern, leader of NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto. Check out the livestream video from the event.

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.

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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