Griffith Observatory

Attraction

Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles

See Stars Of A Different Kind In Hollywood

One of Los Angeles' greatest attractions, this cultural icon offers breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean and Downtown L.A, perched high in the hills of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park.

Opened in 1935, the Griffith Observatory is a renowned leader in astronomy. Having undergone a multi-million dollar renovation in the early 2000's, the observatory is home to many exhibitions, a café and the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theatre where daily presentations and talks are held. 

Be sure to visit the Samuel Oschin Planetarium that houses cutting edge technologies and a 75-foot high seamless, aluminium dome making it one of the world's largest planetariums of its kind. Plus, take a look through the Zeiss telescope, located on the dome's rooftop and ideal for nighttime viewing of the night's sky, the moon and the Milky Way. 

Throughout the year there are many events and activities to take part in such as star parties and sunset hikes, which are also free.

Essential Information

  • Open:  Opening times vary throughout the year. Weekdays from 12noon to 10pm. Weekends from 10am to 10pm
  • Useful Information:  Admission to the building and grounds is free to the public.