Los Angeles Sights

Griffith Observatory

  • 2800 E. Observatory Ave. Map It
  • Los Feliz
  • Observatory/Planetarium
  • Griffith Observatory, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

High on a hillside overlooking the city, Griffith Observatory is one of the area's most celebrated landmarks. Its interior is just as impressive as its exterior, thanks to a massive expansion and cosmic makeover completed a decade ago. Highlights of the building include the Foucault's pendulum hanging in the main lobby, the planet exhibitions on the lower level, and the playful wall display of galaxy-themed jewelry along the twisty indoor ramp.

In true L.A. style, the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater presents guest speakers and shows on space-related topics and discoveries. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium features an impressive dome, digital projection system, theatrical lighting, and a stellar sound system. Shows are $7.

Grab a meal at the Café at the End of the Universe, which serves up dishes created by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. For a fantastic view, come at sunset to watch the sky turn fiery shades of red with the city's skyline silhouetted.

Sight Information

Address:

2800 E. Observatory Ave., Los Feliz, California, 90027, United States

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Phone:

213-473–0800

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Fri. noon–10, weekends 10–10

Published 06/07/2016

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