Griffith Observatory

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General Information

The Griffith Observatory is a science facility in Los Angeles, USA. The observatory is used to observe the sky above and learn about what is happening in space. The observatory opened in 1933 and has been renovated since it is positioned on Mount Hollywood; which makes it popular with sightseers as it also offers stunning views of Los Angeles as well as knowledge of space. The observatory displays many exhibits on everything to do with space but one of its more notable exhibits is on the Tesla Coil. The observatory is very popular and at times is very busy, it is a must for sightseers visiting LA.

Getting there

The observatory is situated in Griffith Park in LA, there are numerous ways to get there. The closest car park to the observatory costs around 4$. The bus that travels to the observatory is the ‘Dash Observatory’ bus that travels from the city centre.

Opening Times and Admission

The observatory is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Friday 12pm-10pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am-10pm; Mondays are the observatories day of closure. It is free to enter the observatory and look at the exhibits.

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  • 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
  • Multipurpose Complex
  • +1 213-473-0800

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Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 13:02



Worth a visit


We got the bus from the city which didn't take long. The observatory is well worth anyone's afternoon with detailed exhibitions of space and what's happening above us. It is free to enter as well.

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