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Ticket to the Griffith Observatory's Guided Tour and Planetarium Option

In LA, you can see the real stars.

$29 per adult

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$29 per adult

$29 per adult

  • 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

  • On a guided tour led by former Griffith Observatory staff, get an insider's look at this famous monument.
  • Learn about Griffith Park, which was given to the city as a gift by benefactor Griffith J. Griffith.
  • Explore the exhibits' 67,000 square feet with an expert who will point out the highlights you shouldn't miss.
  • Learn about physics, current architecture, movie trivia, and LA history, among other things.
  • From the top of Griffith Park, take in panoramic views of the LA Basin and the Hollywood Sign.
  • If a ticket is purchased on-site, you can watch a show on the high-tech Zeiss Mark IX Planetarium Projector.

Itinerary

  • Astronomers Monument

    Six of the world’s most distinguished astronomers are being honored.

  • Central Rotunda & Pendulum

    Murals inspired by Greek mythology adorn the ceiling.

  • East Hall

    Nikola Tesla’s 50,000-volt innovation, the Tesla Coil, is one of them.

  • Griffith Observatory Roof

    Inside the copper domes, you’ll learn about the Zeiss and solar telescopes.

  • West Hall

    The interactive periodic chart of elements is included.

  • Edge of Space

    Some of the world’s most advanced astronomical instruments are on display.

  • Depths of Space

    The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the night sky.

  • Albert Einstein statue

    Photo opportunity with one of history’s greatest geniuses

  • Scale Model of Planets

    As you travel around our solar system, your weight changes.

  • Hollywood Sign

    This is one of the nicest views of this LA landmark.

  • Add-on: Samuel Oschin Planetarium

    A show featuring a high-tech star projector in an immersive theater.

Organize your trip

Planetarium Ticket Option

For an extra $7 per adult, add planetarium tickets. Children’s tickets are $3 for ages 5 to 12, and children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater. On-site ticket sales are possible.

Accessibility

This tour is handicap and stroller friendly.

Tour ending point

The journey comes to a close at the Griffith Observatory.

Refund policy

Up to 24 hours before the start time, we give a full refund.

Meeting point

FAQs

How much walking is there?

At a moderate pace, this journey spans less than a mile. If mobility is a concern, we recommend our private tour.

Is this tour good for families?

Yes! It’s educational, interactive, and interplanetary, which are all things that children enjoy. If you choose to upgrade to the magnificent planetarium show, please keep in mind that the show is only for attendees aged 5 and over. Our tour, on the other hand, is suitable for people of all ages.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We are aware that plans can change. We provide a full refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. We would have incurred hard expenditures within 24 hours of your tour and so cannot enable free rescheduling or cancellation.

When should I get there?

Prepare to arrive 15 minutes early. The trip begins promptly, and if you arrive late, you may not be able to catch up. Allow plenty of time to find a parking spot.

What if it rains?

Our tours go on regardless of the weather. If we have to cancel due to severe weather, you will receive a full refund.

Is Parking Included?

No, it isn’t part of the package. Because parking is restricted and costs $10 per hour at the meter, this can be expensive. To get here, we recommend taking public transportation or using a ridesharing program. For directions to Griffith Observatory, please read our blog.

Are gratuities included?

Although tips are not included, our guides always appreciate them. A gratuity is a terrific way to show your appreciation for your guide’s hard work.