The Griffith Observatory – Los Angeles
The Griffith Observatory:Built in 1935 the Observatory in Griffith Park was one of the first scientific institutions of study that was placed in reach of the public. This was because it was the hope of Griffith J. Griffith that the general public could be more educated by having access to places of scientific study and research. Today the Griffith Observatory is the #1 tourist destination and one of the most visited sites in all of Los Angeles; host to over 2 million visitors a year. Visitors also get a great view of The Hollywood Sign on top of being able to experience the Observatory itself. Entrance to the Observatory is free but definitely take in a show at the planetarium; fees per person range from $3-$7 depending on your age. The show transports you into the deepest parts of the universe and explains some of the most profound mysteries of the galaxy. Stroll through the exhibits about the history of space and the wing solely dedicated to our own solar system. There you can look through a telescope directly at the Sun in real time. It is astonishing!
Address:2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 Noon – 10:00pm | Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 10:00pm
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