Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255- Map It
(213) 473-0800

AAA Editor Notes

Griffith Observatory, on the southern slope of Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park at 2800 E. Observatory Rd., reopened Nov. 3, 2006 following a 5-year, $93-million renovation. Facilities include state-of-the-art projection technology in the 300-seat Samuel Oschin Planetarium, a 200-seat multimedia theater and galleries as well as refurbished classics such as the Hugo Ballin mythology murals, Tesla coil and Foucault pendulum. The Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall features a large, eye-catching photomural of galaxies in deep space as well as detailed models of planets and an array of interactive displays. According to Director Edwin C. Krupp, the facility has “…a theatrical as well as an intellectual impact” as it shifts the perspective of visitors away from their Earth-centric view of the universe. Food is available.
The observatory is free. Planetarium shows $7; $5 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $3 (ages 5-12). Under age 5 are admitted only to the 12:45 show Tues.-Fri. and the 10:45 show Sat.-Sun.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. noon-10, Sat.-Sun. 10-10. Closed major holidays.