Hours of Operation

Griffith Observatory is open six days a week.

Weekdays (Tuesday - Friday): Open 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m

Weekends (Saturday - Sunday): Open 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays

2013 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day (Jan. 1) - OPEN
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 21) - CLOSED
Presidents' Day (Feb. 18) - CLOSED
Cesar Chavez Day (Mar. 25) - CLOSED
Memorial Day (May 27) - CLOSED
Independence Day (Jul. 4) - OPEN
Labor Day (Sept. 2) - CLOSED
Columbus Day (Oct. 7) - CLOSED
Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) - CLOSED
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) - CLOSED
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) - CLOSED

* Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

Free Public Telescopes

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 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.).