Griffith Observatory is an amazing place to spend the day. With incredible views of the Hollywood sign and the city, this amazing spot is very busy all day. Inside, there are exhibits on everything space you can imagine. If you go at night, then staff are on the lawn with telescopes to let you get a close view of the different stars and planets. Of course, a visit to the actual observatory part is an incredible opportunity. Catch a tour if you can because you walk up into the hillside and talk about the stars, moon, and planets. The only drawback is parking! Get there early to save yourself a long walk....but seriously! GO!
We loved our visit to the planetarium. We did an LA date night and watched the fireworks from on top the hill at the observatory during July festivities. The views were spectacular, we got great photos of our group. It was free and fun! Things that would have made our experience better: Check concert times at the Greek theater because it causes major back up in the road up to the observatory. If able bodied park about half way up the hill on the vista look out and walk up (10 min walk) instead of parking and shuttling. Check weather report ahead of time for clear skies for best views and telescope opportunities.
If you’re happen in LA, give Griffith Observatory a visit! We spent almost a day here, learning more about our universe, the only way we should, by science. We watched the science show about making a comet; we watched the show about big bang in the planetarium and the view is great from this place! There are some walking trails too as a bonus. Hands down my favourite place in the city.
Its an amazing place. Admission to the building and grounds of Griffith Observatory is free of charge. A nominal fee is charged for the planetarium shows. There are photo opportunities and scenery at and around the Observatory, with an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean, the Hollywood Sign and Downtown Los Angeles with an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Loved it!
We had a great time here. Parking can be a little tricky but we quickly wished that we had more than an hour. There are fantastic views all around the observatory where you can see the city. The observatory itself was also quite interesting. Lots of great information and a fun gift shop. A very good place to visit.