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Private Guided Tour of Griffith Observatory

Your close-up with the real stars in LA

Starting at $149 per adult

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Starting at $149

Starting at $149 per adult

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  • Local Experts
    Personal stories and insider travel recommendations
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • A private tour led by former Griffith Observatory employees that will give you an intimate look at this iconic monument.
  • See the 500,000-volt Tesla Coil in action and learn how it works.
  • Explore 67,000 square feet of scientific displays with the help of an experienced guide who will show you the highlights you shouldn't miss.
  • Observe the universe via telescopes at any time of day or night.
  • Learn about contemporary architecture, science, movie trivia, and Los Angeles history, among other topics.
  • Marvel in panoramic views of the LA Basin and the Hollywood Sign from the summit of Griffith Park.
  • Watch a show on the high-tech Zeiss Mark IX Planetarium Projector.
  • See how philanthropist Griffith J. Griffith left his legacy in the 20th century by establishing the Griffith Observatory.

Itinerary

  • Astronomers Monument

    In recognition of the world’s six most prominent astronomers

  • Central Rotunda

    With Greek mythology-inspired artwork adorning the ceiling.

  • Tesla Coil

    Nikola Tesla’s 50,000-volt invention

  • West Hall

    Observations of the sun’s spots using telescopes are also included (weather and schedule dependent)

  • Samuel Oschin Planetarium

    Immersive theater with a state-of-the-art star projector

  • Gunther Depths of Space

    A glimpse of the night sky from the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • Albert Einstein Statue

    Posing for a picture with one of history’s most brilliant brains

  • Night Sky Viewing (weather and schedule dependent)

    Using a 12-inch Zeiss telescope with the latest technology

Organize your trip

Private Tour

This is a private tour for two to fifteen persons. Please contact us for discounted rates for groups greater than 15.

Refund Policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

Sure, you could go to Griffith Observatory without this experience, but I guarantee you will not enjoy it or even know what all it offers without taking this tour. For example, it is well worth your time to attend the orientation film, but 99% of the people there failed to do this. I would have skipped it if I came on my own, but thanks to this tour, I went. It was very informative, and was narrated by Leonard Nimoy acting as a regular guy. Afterward I came out and it gave me an entirely different perspective on the place. Can't wait to go back and visit the observatory again. Beautiful venue, great tour.

Hugh

Meeting point

You’ll meet your guide outside the Griffith Observatory, in front of the Astronomers Monument.

Los Feliz (In front of the Astronomers Monument)

FAQs

Can we stay in the Griffith Observatory after the tour?

Yes, you may remain until the museum’s closing time to see all of the exhibits.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We are aware that plans might change. You may easily change your tour up to 24 hours before departure. We provide a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours go on rain or shine, so please check the weather forecast before you go. If we have to cancel due to severe weather conditions, we will give you the option to reschedule or get a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated, but they are never expected. They’re an excellent way to express your gratitude and tell your guide that they did a fantastic job.