Griffith Observatory

Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. Admission to the building and grounds is free.

Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear.

One Saturday a month, the Observatory hosts a public star party from 2-9:45 p.m. It’s a chance for the whole family to look at the sun, moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, and talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers.

Each month, the Observatory also offers a sunset hike led by a park ranger and a museum guide. The distance covered is about half a mile over the course of an hour at a very moderate pace with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park and objects visible in the evening sky.

Don’t forget your walking shoes!

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