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General Information

Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.


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

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

Closed Mondays

Plan Your Visit

Visitors may drive directly to Griffith Observatory and park in its parking lot or on the adjacent roads. As always, there is no admission charge to enter the Observatory building and no reservation is required to visit.

Visitors may approach the Observatory via the Vermont or Fern Dell entrances to Griffith Park. Please note that access via Fern Dell is closed each evening at sunset. You may drive drive up to the Observatory and park in the main lot or on the adjacent roads. Handicapped parking is available near the building. For a map to the building and further information, click here.

Floor Plan

This map of Observatory features will help you plan your visit. For more information on each, you can also check out the Building Features section.

Stellar Emporium Gift Shop

The Observatory's brand new gift and book store offers a cosmic array of Observatory insignia items, as well as astronomy and space-themed books, gifts, clothing, toys, and other items. Operated by museum expert Event Network, the gift shop is located on the new lower level between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and Gottlieb Transit Corridor. You may also shop at the Observatory's online store.

Cafe at the End of the Universe

Whether you are looking for a cool drink, a full meal, or a delicious dessert, the Observatory's cafe is conveniently available to serve you. Operated by world-famous Wolfgang Puck, the cafe is located on the lower level between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and Gottlieb Transit Corridor. Seating in the cafe and adjacent cafe terrace is reserved for cafe customers.