• Griffith Observatory
  • Griffith Observatory
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Griffith Observatory

Type: Planetarium / Observatory

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Head for the hills as the sun begins to set and you'll find one of L.A.'s most breathtaking spots for sparking a bit of love. The Griffith Observatory sits above the city in Griffith Park, the place...  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

  • Romantic Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids, 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 Romantic Things to Do Because: The night sky above, the city lights below and a telescope to help you see the stars â€" that's the romance of the Griffith Observatory!
  • 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 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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