LOS ANGELES | Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 and the iconic building is a Los Angeles icon, familiar to may non-locals due to the fact that it’s appeared in movies (Rebel Without A Cause, The Terminator), video games (GTA V), film clips and TV shows.
Since opening, The Griffith Observatory has striven to achieve its mission “to make astronomy accessible by the public” and has done this via numerous permanent and temporary space and science-related exhibits. There’s the Foucault pendulum, which demonstrates the rotation of the earth, the Hall of the Sky and Hall of the Eye, which focus on humans’ relationship to the stars, and the Zeiss refracting telescope, which is the most looked-through telescope in the world.
Numerous other exhibits and attractions provide ample opportunities to learn and discover – you could spend several hours here if you wanted.
Even if you’re not interested in the exhibits, the building itself is stunning and the view across Los Angeles, breathtaking.
2800 East Observatory Road
Telephone: 213 473 0800