From the Griffith Observatory Facebook page:
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of Southern California’s most popular attractions. Griffith Observatory’s mission is to inspire everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky. Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Griffith Observatory is owned and operated as a public service by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Griffith Observatory’s exclusive fundraising, membership, and advocacy organization. Visit www.FOTO.org to learn how you can support the Observatory and its commitment to education and the community.
Among the most well-known landmarks in 🌟 Los Angles, the 🔭 Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 and is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles.
Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Observatory offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, cafe, bookstore, and the best views of the Los Angeles basin.
🌇 For those desiring one of the most breathtaking sunset experiences of their lives, it also offers unobstructed views of DTLA, the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous Hollywood Sign.
🎟 Admission is free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.
⏰ The observatory is closed on Mondays and open from noon-10pm the rest of the week, and 10am to 10pm on weekends.
🏆 The observatory was featured in two major sequences of the James Dean film Rebel Without a Cause (1955), which helped to make it an international emblem of Los Angeles. You can see a bust of Dean in the observatory’s west grounds. The Griffith Observatory has appeared in dozens of
📽 films and 📺 TV shows, which has lent to it’s being one of 💙Southern California’s most iconic destinations, and for us, the experience of the Observatory will more than fulfill the imagery it’s cinematic stardom inspires.
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