Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

Website: Griffith Observatory
Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (213) 473-0800
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Griffith Observatory is an observatory in Los Angeles, California on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. It is named after its benefactor, Griffith J. Griffith. Admission has been free since the observatory’s opening in 1935, in accordance with the benefactor’s will.

Over 7 million people have been able to view through the 12-inch Zeiss refractor since the observatory’s 1935 opening; this is the most people to have viewed through any telescope.


Mon – Wed: Closed
Thu – Fri: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sat- Sun: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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