Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Explore the wonders of our solar system and the galaxy at Griffith Observatory. Donated to the city over a century ago, the observatory offers free admission to an array of space and science exhibits, including a nationally recognized planetarium and public telescopes. Situated high on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, the complex offers views of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the Pacific Ocean. Secure a spot outside after visiting the observatory to enjoy views of the Hollywood sign or the dramatic coastline. Make Griffith Observatory a part of your Los Angeles vacation plans using our Los Angeles trip planner .
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  • We had no plans to come inside the observatory, but while walking around we ended up coming inside and buying tickets for a show. What a great time we had, the guy who narrates is so engaging and expr...  more »
  • Absolutely breathtaking views of Los Angeles at night. Very crowded and lineup to the telescope was wrapped around the building. Lots to see and read in the exhibits. We Ubered right to the top so no ...  more »
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  • Very Informative observatory, in right time of day, you could see good view of Moon. Even show in planetarium is must watch. Make sure to buy tickets as soon as you reached, it sold out fast. View of Entire LA city is breathtaking. Good place to photograph Hollywood sign. Many view from this place can be seen in many movies and TV series. Must go if you are in LA. FYI, there is quite big parking place on 10 min walking from observatory, if parking in observatory is full.
  • To make photos of the Hollywood sign is better in the first part of the day. Very interesting place, amazing view! We were in the evening-lA is amazing with lights! There was a girl, offering to watch the telescope and she told us so many interesting stories and facts about the sky!! It was the best lesson of geography and astronomy for all my life! Thank you! Also there is a place in the building where you can measure the temperature of your body in different places (nose, mouth, eyes) with infrared light.
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