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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.


May 6 All Space Considered
Special Event
Carl Sagan Medal Lecture
Free admission
May 14 Public Star Party Free admission
May 17 Sunset Walk and Talk Free admission
May 30 Memorial Day Observatory Closed


Not currently offered Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 7 – June 9 Fifth-grade School Program RESERVATION HOTLINE OPENED SEPTEMBER 2

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 November 10, the Observatory hosted noted artist James Turrell in conversation with LACMA CEO Michael Govan, and Observatory Director, Dr. E.C. Krupp.

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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