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Griffith Observatory

Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

Admission to the building, grounds, and parking is always FREE.


November 27 Thanksgiving Day Observatory Building CLOSED
December 2 Sunset Walk and Talk Free admission
December 5 All Space Considered Free admission
December 25 Christmas Day Observatory Building CLOSED
December 27 Public Star Party Free admission


November 28-30, 2014 Let's Make a Comet Program Free admission
October 2014 - June 2015 Fifth-Grade School Program ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

For other activities, please view our Calendar page.


Weekly Sky Report Describes what is visible in the Los Angeles evening sky.

Did you find a meteorite? Check out this site for information.


October 23 Solar Eclipse Public viewing event and live webcast

October 8 Lunar Eclipse Live webcast

Interview with Dr. Krupp With the online science magazine Nautilus

Observatory News Archives A listing of prior events and activities.

Follow Griffith Observatory TV! Watch live and archived events at our Livestream page.


Free WiFi The observatory offers free WiFi service on its exterior.

No Smoking All forms of smoking - including e-cigarettes - are prohibited.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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