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Griffith Observatory

Great view of Griffith Observatory Great view of Griffith Observatory Photo by Matthew / CC

When you are planning to visit Los Angeles and one of your itineraries is Mt. Hollywood, then you might want to drop by at Griffith Observatory. It is known to be a landmark in the city which sits on the southern slope of Mt. Hollywood. The observatory gained popularity because of its extensive range of science and space-related displays that can entice the interest of not only the kids, but of the adults as well.

Through the planetarium, people can learn from the different scientific displays that they can explore. The location of the observatory welcomes visitors for in the dazzling views of Los Angeles wild and expansive civilization that pushes through the Pacific Ocean.

You don’t have to think about the expenses because entering the observatory is free except for those exhibit shows that ask minimal price for the tickets. It is open for five days where people can spend a day just roaming around the observatory and enjoying every minute seeing beautiful sights.

In the year 2002, it was temporarily closed to give way to the observatory’s renovation. It paved the way for an extended space for its displays and has opened several areas where visitors can sit back and purchase some items.

On its reopening in November 2006, the expanded place opened a wider space of exhibit with its underground area, gift shop, café and a new Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater. With the many developments and exhibits in store, you should never miss Griffith Observatory in your tour in Los Angeles.


Wed - Fri: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed Mondays and most Tuesdays
Address/Map:    2800 E Observatory Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (213) 473-0800
Website: Griffith Observatory
Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE.
There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.