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Member Parking Privileges

Planet and Star members receive free parking for up to two vehicles with a reservation to a Samuel Oschin Planetarium show. This parking is accessible at any time during the day of the show reservation and is valid until Griffith Park closes at 10:00 p.m.

Reservations for shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium must be requested at least 72 hours in advance. Parking is located on East Observatory Road, and you will be required to park downhill and walk back up to the Observatory. The walk will be no more than 0.3 miles with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet.

Members: click here to reserve tickets and parking.


Supernova members and above receive VIP parking for one vehicle per visit in our reserved lot, directly adjacent to ADA-accessible parking spaces. Reservations must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. Samuel Oschin Planetarium reservations need not be placed for these parking reservations.

Your approximate time of arrival is required to confirm that space in this small lot is available. This parking is valid on the day of your parking reservation until Griffith Park closes at 10:00 p.m.

Please contact the FOTO office to reserve your spot. Please note: we cannot always guarantee the ability to reserve a space in the lot.


At member events, registrants typically receive a parking pass including directions for free parking in Griffith Observatory's Public Parking Lot. Event confirmation emails include parking instructions.