The Hollywood Observatory can be seen from this Hollywood Hotels balconies and few other rooms. Sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in L.A.'s Griffith Park, it commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The Hollywood observatory is a popular tourist attraction that features an extensive array of space- and science-related displays.
Hours of Operation:
Weekdays (Wednesday-Friday): Open 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
Weekends (Saturday-Sunday): Open 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
Free Public Telescopes
Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are NOT the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).
Directions and Parking
Visitors may drive directly to Griffith Observatory and park in its parking lot or on the adjacent roads. As always, there is no admission charge to enter the Observatory building and no reservation is required to visit.
Griffith Observatory is located at:
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027