Time Required : 2 to 3 hours
Admission : Free
Timings : Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Prohibitions : No Drones
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Situated in the Griffith park of Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory is an astronomical facility that promises mighty views of the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean along with numerous science and space-based exhibitions. Visit the place to witness The Big Picture- a detailed and immensely accurate image of bands of galaxies. A popular cultural attraction among the residents as well as for the tourists, the place with its symbolic architecture is thematically designed with a solar system lawn model and a gorgeous Astronomer’s monument.
The monument in the form of a sculpture near the entrance honours the memories of six great astronomers like Newton and Galileo. You must plan a visit to this observatory to witness the surreal views of our milky way through the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope placed on the rooftop as a demonstrator explains to you about what you are looking at. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium inside the observatory grounds, with a magnificent aluminium dome, offers the visitors to immerse themselves in a starry night sky created by laser lights. You can walk through the glass passage of Gottlieb transit corner and observe the motions of sun, star and moon in the sky. Hall of the eye is another such exhibition featuring the infamous Tesla coil designed in 1910. After so much engagement with stars and spectacular sightseeing head to the café to refresh your mind as you stop to get some souvenirs from the gift shop.