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Griffith Observatory

Type: Planetarium / Observatory



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Sightseeing: Since 1935, the Griffith Observatory has been wowing kids and adults with fantastic views of the city outside and engrossing programs inside. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium offers $7 tickets to three...  Read More
Museums: If you believe, like Colonel Griffith J. Griffith, in the transformative power of observation, then the Griffith Observatory is the L.A. museum for you. Located in the park that also bears that...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Tue-Fri: Noon-10pm
  • Sat-Sun: 10am-10pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Planetarium Show Adult $8; Child (5-12) $4
    Observatory Building Free

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  • Sightseeing: "Go for the free Public Star Party held one Saturday each month to see the sky through massive telescopes with guidance from knowledgeable astronomers."
  • Museums: "Be sure to be in line for one of the outdoor telescopes well before 9:30 p.m. or you may not get a glimpse of the stars up close."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Day or night, the Griffith Observatory offers spectacular views of the whole city, as well as up-close looks at the stars above.
  • Best for Museums Because: The skies literally open up to lovers of astronomy at this iconic landmark museum located in the heart of Griffith Park.

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