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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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November 6
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission
November 11
6:22 – 10:05 a.m.
Mercury Transit
(Live online broadcast, no onsite public observing)
Building CLOSED
November 16
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All Space Considered Remembers Apollo 12 Free Admission
November 25
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Space Artist 'Chesley Bonestell' Screening
(Film, Original Art Display, Q&A Panel)
Reservations Required
December 6
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
All Space Considered Free Admission
December 7
2:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Public Star Party Free Admission


October 2 - June 4 2019-20 School Program 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.


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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