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When was the Griffith Observatory built?

June 20, 1933
Griffith Observatory/Constructions started

When was the Griffith Observatory remodeled?

2002
After nearly 67 years of heavy public use, Griffith Observatory closed its doors in 2002 for a comprehensive renovation and expansion, the first major capital improvement to the building since it opened in 1935.

Who built the Griffith Observatory?

John C. Austin
Frederick M. Ashley
Griffith Observatory/Architects

Why is the Griffith Observatory closed?

PUBLISHED: April 22, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. | UPDATED: April 22, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. LOS ANGELES – The Griffith Observatory closed for two weeks beginning Monday due to four major projects involving construction along nearby roads and at the Observatory building.

Is Griffith Observatory still used?

The observatory closed in 2002 for renovation and a major expansion of exhibit space. It reopened to the public on November 3, 2006, retaining its Art Deco exterior.

How much does it cost to go to the Griffith Observatory?

Tickets: Admission to the observatory and grounds is free of charge. Tickets for the shows in the planetarium cost $7 for adults and children over 13, $5 for visitors aged over 60 and students, and $3 for children aged between 5 and 12.

Can you still drive up to the Griffith Observatory?

Griffith Park is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Road parking and lots are open. There is paid parking available in and around the Observatory (see below). Road closures are possible if traffic becomes congested.

How late can you go to Griffith Observatory?

Griffith Observatory is closed today Local Noon – 12:47 p.m. Sunset – 6:54 p.m. Griffith Observatory is southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors may look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

Is the Griffith Observatory free?

Everyone is Welcome. Griffith Observatory is a free-admission facility located on the south side of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. The building and grounds are accessible for all visitors. Griffith Observatory’s grounds and roads are generally open the same hours as Griffith Park, 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., every day.

How much are tickets for Griffith Observatory?

Griffith Observatory/Tickets

Is it better to go to Griffith Observatory at night?

That’s another reason that the best time to visit Griffith Observatory is during a weekday morning or early afternoon. If you want to go inside to see the exhibits, check out the facility’s hours. Of course, they’re open late most days, so guests can see L.A. and the night skies in the dark.

Where can I park for free at the Griffith Observatory?

When there are no shows at the Greek Theater, you may park for free at the onsite parking lot and take a shuttle up the hill or walk to the Griffith Observatory. You may also find free parking near Griffith Observatory at the Fern Dell/Western Canyon Gate before sunset.