Observatories and Planetariums

For details and contact information, see STEM.

Griffith Observatory
Free monthly Star Parties. Closed Monday. Free; tickets required for some programs.
(213) 473-0800
2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles


Mount Wilson Observatory
Self and guided (April – November) tours. Closed December 1 – March 31.
(626) 440-9016
Mount Wilson Road, Mount Wilson


Orange Coast College: The Planetarium
(714) 432-5072
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa


Palomar Observatory
Self (daily) and guided tours (weekends, April – October) and special events.
(760) 742-2119
35899 Canfield Road, Palomar Mountain


Randall Planetarium at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)
(909) 274-5795
1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut


Santa Monica College: The John Drescher Planetarium
(310) 434-3005
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica


Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College
(714) 564-6356
1530 W. 17th, Building M, Santa Ana


UCLA Planetarium
Free planetarium shows every Wednesday night followed by telescope viewing. UCLA, Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 8224. Plus, check out the UCLA Meteorite Collection in the geology building, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.