• Griffith Observatory
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Griffith Observatory

Type: Planetarium / Observatory



Map / Directions 10Best Says

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 and your children. Located in the park that also...  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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  • Things to Do with Kids, Romantic Things to Do, 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."
  • 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."
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Fascinating shows about the universe combine with a chance to take a hike in the hills, giving budding astronomers a perfect day in the park
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The night sky above, the city lights below and a telescope to help you see the stars – that's the romance of the Griffith Observatory!
  • 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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