We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number: +1 213-473-0800
Website
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the...

A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. 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. Admission and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 52.00*
and up
Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour in Los Angeles
More Info
USD 157.50*
and up
Los Angeles Air Tour Experience
More Info
USD 199.00*
and up
Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11,933 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5088
    Excellent
  • 2086
    Very good
  • 350
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Amazing View.

This is a great place to see a spectacular view of LA. The building is beautiful. If you are a tourist get your taxi to wait for you lol.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sophie J
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

11,933 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 7,603: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see a spectacular view of LA. The building is beautiful. If you are a tourist get your taxi to wait for you lol.

Helpful?
Thank Sophie J
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorites places in LA, Very educational, very beautiful views including the hollywood sign ( one of the best places to take a good photo). I really recommend spent the whole afternoon there. Enjoy the museum and the planetarium first and Go outside to watch the sunset. I really like the cafeteria area to do that.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joana B
charlotte
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took family there for a day trip and spent about 4 hours. Very informative for adults but engaging for kids too.

Helpful?
Thank lovelyCharlotte
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
413 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all loved the observatory. Free entry and only $7 for the planetarium. The views of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA were amazing. The only things that stopped us giving it a five stars was that they only have 4 disabled car parking spaces and we had to wait over an hour for a place. The cafe is run... More 

Helpful?
Thank karos1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a clear sunny day, enjoyed the views, learned about the sun, stars and planets in the museum, then went for a nice hike in the hills around the area.

Helpful?
Thank Partera60
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day visit there. Didn't need more than 2 hours. Plenty of parking up there. Gorgeous views from everywhere and it was so beautiful inside as well. Great was science savvy geeks. It shows a lot about universe, planets etc. I had a great time. Went both at day and night. Two separate experiences.

Helpful?
Thank Tomer_where_to_next
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The architecture of the Griffith Observatory is really well though out and beautiful. I loved the landscape and the overall feeling of Griffith Observatory.

Helpful?
Thank ilovereviewsandg2016
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience, gained insight of Los Angeles and Griffith Park history.If you're looking to get great vistas of downtown LA and the Hollywood sign, as well as to stretch your legs and get in light exercise, this is the hike for you

Helpful?
Thank Mayank G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is located at top of a mountain and you can get perfect clicks with "HOLLYWOOD" sign at the top of the mountain. The planetarium at the top of the mountain has got information about galaxies, asteroids etc..There are few shows in the theater which last for 20-30 min very attractive. 7USD per show. Take the red line to the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nadeera M
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This stunning place is only a few miles from Hollywood and is a must see! Views of the ocean, city and Hollywood Sign make for a spectacular visit. Going on a Saturday meant big crowds and it was tough finding a place to park, but the traffic moved smoothly and we were able to find a park.

Helpful?
Thank Vicki K

Travellers who viewed Griffith Observatory also viewed

 

Been to Griffith Observatory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Griffith Observatory and other visitors
36 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (36)

Questions? Get answers from Griffith Observatory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?