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New show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium - First Light: The Telescope Changed Everything! Showing each evening at 7:45 p.m.

Four hundred years ago, Galileo looked at the heavens through a telescope and saw things no one had ever seen before. Our new star show uses the amazing Zeiss Universarium star projector to reveal the beauty and wonder of the night sky. Most of us still see the sky today as our ancestors did - with our unaided eyes. From Earth, it's hard to understand why the sky looks and behaves the way it does. But Galileo's historic observations, and the era of modern science they ignited, changed all that. From Los Angeles today, we'll take you back to Padua, Italy in 1609, so you can experience for yourself how the telescope changed everything.

The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.

ADMISSION to the observatory is free, but there is a charge for the Samuel Oschin Planetarium Show ($7 Adults and discounts for children, seniors & members)

Parking can be tight though - there are approximately 200 spaces. The LADOT Observatory Shuttle operates every Saturday and Sunday, except holidays, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station to the Observatory. The bus stops in front of the Observatory every 35 minutes. The fare is 25 cents, 10 cents for seniors and persons with disabilities, and free for small children (4 years and under) and LADOT or Metrolink pass holders.

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Open Noon - 10:00 p.m.

Weekends (Saturday-Sunday)
Open 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Closed

The Observatory is open on most holidays, but closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Please check the website link below before going for any closures or special events.



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Aquariums & Zoos
LOS ANGELES ZOO

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles 90027 In Griffith Park (323) 666-4650 - - The Zoo Has Over 1200 Animals From Around The World On 113 Acres In Griffith Park. Open Daily 10Am - 5Pm (Until 6Pm In The Summer). Parking Is Free. For Full Information Visit The La Zoo Website. ....

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MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles 90027 In Griffith Park 323.667.2000 - Formerly The Autry Museum Of Western Heritage. This Museum Joined With The Southwest Museum In Highland Park To Form The Autry National Center. Exhibits About The Real And The Reel Wild West. There A More ....

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TRAVEL TOWN

5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles 90027 In Griffith Park (323) 662-5874 - Railroad Museum, Rides And Picnicking. The Museum Is Open Monday Through Friday, 10:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M., Sunday And Saturday, 10:00 A.M. To 5:00 P.M. Closed Christmas Day. Two Of Travel Town's Histo ....

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Griffith Park - New Show In The Samuel Oschin Planetarium - First Light: The Telescope Changed Everything! Showing Each Evening At 7:45 P.M. Four Hundred Years Ago, Galileo Looked At The Heavens Through A Telescope More ....

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GREEK THEATRE

2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, 90027 In Griffith Park (323) 665-1927 - Historic Los Angeles Outdoor Concert Venue. Get Tickets. ....

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