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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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Coming in July...

July 13
2:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Public Star Party Free Admission
July 13 – 24 Golden Moon: Griffith Observatory Celebrates Apollo 11
August 2
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
All Space Considered Free Admission
August 7
7:35 – 8:35 p.m.
Sunset Walk & Talk Free Admission


June 8 - Sept. 1 Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
2019-20 School Year Fifth-grade School Program watch website for info

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 May 18, 2019, the Observatory presented (and broadcast) a special program marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission. You can watch the archived program here.

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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