Summer Nighttime Visit
The Griffith Observatory and Planetarium
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place and one of southern California’s most popular attractions. The Observatory offers many exhibits on the main level and roof; each focusing on a unique aspect of observation. In the planetarium there is an optional show that you may purchase tickets to see (subject to availability and time constraints). The planetarium show costs $7 for adults and $5 for seniors age 60
and older. If you are so inclined, you might like to enjoy a short hike on some of
the trails surrounding the observatory, which offer gorgeous views of the city. There is even a gift shop on the premises for souvenir purchases and a reasonably priced restaurant. You can bring a picnic or have lunch/dinner on your own at the Wolfgang Puck “The Café at the End of the Universe” restaurant with its spectacular view of Los Angeles. If the skies are clear, you can utilize the free public telescope,
as there are knowledgeable demonstrators to guide visitors observing. Come and enjoy this special summer nighttime visit!
Fee: Book Early for $79. For booking made after 7/20, fee will increase to $89.
Guide: Thalia Causey
Activity Level: Easy (Moderate with a lot of walking if you plan to explore the surroundings)
Depart: 1:30 PM. Return: approx 10:30 PM.
- Includes transportation.
- Wear very comfortable walking shoes. Dress casually in layers suitable for cool and/or warm weather.
- Sunscreen and/or hat is recommended if you plan to be outdoors.
- There will be a no-host lunch/dinner.
- If you choose to attend the Samuel Oschin planetarium show, you will be purchasing your own ticket, as they do not accept group reservations.