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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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December 21
Local Noon – Sunset
Winter Solstice Public Presentations Free Admission
December 24
Christmas Eve - Early Building Closure Building Closes at 5 p.m.
December 25
Christmas Day Building CLOSED
December 31
New Year's Eve - Early Building Closure Building Closes at 5 p.m.
January 1
New Year's Day Building OPEN
January 3
7:30 – 9:45 p.m.
All Space Considered CANCELED
January 4
2:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Public Star Party Free Admission
January 17
7:30 – 9:45 p.m.
All Spitzer Considered 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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