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Calendar and Events

Griffith Observatory is CLOSED until further notice

Special Events

Public events in 2021 are cancelled until further notice to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

February 4 Last Quarter Moon
February 11 New Moon
February 18 Moon south of Mars
February 19 First Quarter Moon
February 19 Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn in east-southeast morning sky.
February 27 Full Moon
March 4 Mars south of Pleiades.
March 5 Last Quarter Moon
March 12 Sun moves into Aquarius.
March 13 New Moon
March 14 Pacific Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 a.m.
March 19 Moon 4 degrees east of Mars.
March 20 Vernal Equinox, Spring starts.
March 21 First Quarter Moon
March 28 Full Moon
More sky information can be found at
Griffith Observatory's Sky Report
All times are local Pacific Standard Time through March 14, 2021. On March 15 and thereafter all times are local Pacific Daylight Time.

Regular Programs

Griffith Observatory presents daily programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater.
The Observatory also hosts periodic special events and monthly public star parties.

Hearing assist devices are available upon request in both the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon.

2020 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day (Jan. 1) OPEN
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 20) CLOSED
Presidents' Day (Feb. 17) CLOSED
Cesar Chavez Day (Mar. 30) CLOSED
Memorial Day (May 25) CLOSED
Independence Day (Jul. 4) OPEN CLOSED
Labor Day (Sept. 7) CLOSED
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 12) CLOSED
Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) OPEN CLOSED
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) CLOSED
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) CLOSED

Note: Phone operators are not available on closed holidays.

Free public telescopes...

are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

Phone Contacts

General Information Line: 213-473-0800
L.A. City's "311" Information Line: 866-4LACITY

Those wishing to attend programs at Griffith Observatory may reach the Observatory by bus, bike, car, or on foot. For more information see our Getting Here page. Please be advised that parking is limited and not guaranteed. Demand for parking is highest on weekends, holidays, and Greek Theatre show nights.