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
www.griffithobservatory.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Santa Monica College: The John Drescher Planetarium
(310) 434-3005
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/Planetarium

 

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

 

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.
www.astro.ucla.edu/planetarium