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Members Only: Samuel Oschin Planetarium Reservations

NOTE: Samuel Oschin Planetarium Reservations Suspended Pending Reopening of Griffith Observatory.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium show reservation requests are an exclusive benefit for FOTO members.

Members! To secure a reservation, please complete the following:
  1. Submit the reservation request form (below) at least 72 hours in advance of your requested show time.
  2. Space permitting, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for complimentary parking and ticket pick up on the day of your show. Please be sure to read carefully in advance to ensure ease of entry.
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Centered in the Universe

Centered in the Universe asks fundamental questions about our place in the universe. Who are we? From where did we come? Why is the world the way it is? Stunning full-dome video transports us back in time, from the Library of Alexandria, to Galileo’s courtyard, to the world’s most powerful telescopes in a quest for answers among the stars. Travel through time and space back to the big bang and through a universe filled with galaxies to find our cosmic origins and discover our true place in the cosmos.

Show Times:  
Tuesday - Friday:   1:45 p.m.,   2:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m.  
Saturday - Sunday: 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
Closed Monday

Water is Life

Water is Life takes visitors on a journey through the solar system in search of water. On Earth, water is the key to life. If we find water on other worlds in the solar system, could we find life there, too? Blast off to Mars, crash through the ice of Jupiter’s moon Europa, and travel alongside a comet in a search for habitable worlds beyond Earth. Originally conceived and developed for Griffith Observatory’s school field trip program, Water is Life is an ideal family program that will appeal to even our youngest visitors.

Show Times:  
Tuesday - Friday: 12:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Closed Monday

Light of the Valkyries

Light of the Valkyries takes us on a voyage of Viking cosmology and explores the true nature of the aurora borealis – the northern lights. The Vikings believed the northern lights were valkyries, warrior spirits who descended from heaven to take fallen heroes from the battlefield to Valhalla, the palace of the gods. Explore the source of the northern lights (the Sun) in a cosmic light show set to one of the most iconic pieces of music of all time, Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."

Show Times:  
Tuesday - Friday: 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Closed Monday

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NOTE: Samuel Oschin Planetarium Reservations Suspended Pending Reopening of Griffith Observatory.

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