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Space Destinations

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Downey – Hands-on learning center that is dedicated to space science. The 20,000-square-foot visitor center is equipped with not only amazing technology and visual teaching exhibits, it also holds engaging classes and workshops, plus camps and birthday parties. Read More

Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles – Look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows. Plus, monthly Star Parties and sunset hikes to view the evening sky. Read More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pasadena – Free public tours are offered for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis. Free lectures are also available. Read More

Mount Wilson Observatory

Mount Wilson – Go on tours and view celestial objects through their historic telescopes, even the sun! These are the largest telescopes in the world that are available for public use. Read More

Orange Coast College Planetarium

Costa Mesa – State-of-the-art Dome Theatre, Foucault Pendulum, interactive science exhibit hall, and NOAA Science on a Sphere globe. Public shows are offered on weekends. Read More

Palomar Observatory

Palomar Mountain – Public, guided tours of the Hale Telescope are available, plus Jr. Visitor Center and the Visitors Gallery. Read More

UCLA Planetarium and Telescope Shows

Los Angeles – Planetarium shows are free and are given by astronomy graduate students. Show includes discussion about the night sky, constellations, astronomical phenomena, and more. Read More