Guided tour

Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Griffith Observatory

Guided tour

Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Griffith Observatory

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst California

From US$ 179 per person

Marvel at beautiful views of Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory, a public observatory, planetarium, and exhibition space. Enjoy a walking tour and learn the history of Los Angeles.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Gaze at breathtaking views of Los Angeles from the historic Griffith Observatory
  • Learn about modern architecture, science, movies, and history
  • Enjoy one of the world's best planetariums, the Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater
  • Descend the Gunther Depths of Space
  • Discover more about seismology
Full description
Learn about modern architecture, science, movie history, and the history of Los Angeles. Begin in the Observatory’s central rotunda, where you’ll gaze at overhead murals inspired by Greek myth. Next, learn about the inventor Nikola Tesla and his 50,000-volt Tesla Coil, which is on exhibit. Discover how the solar system works and look through a telescope to see sun spots. Experience a spectacular show with the help of a Zeiss star projector and a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Descend into the depths of space and view the night sky like you’ve never before. Learn more about seismology, the L.A. earthquakes and the Pacific Rim of Fire as you stand next to an active seismograph.  At night, wait in line for the 12-inch Zeiss telescope. One-of-a-kind and German-made, it gives viewers an unparalleled and intimate look at the planets and stars, depending on the weather and schedule.
  • Expert guide
  • Planetarium show ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide in front of Astronomers Monument on the front lawn. If you have any questions, please call 310-622-9120.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Kids 5 and under are free, but are not allowed into the planetarium show
  • There is a minimum of 2 people required per booking
  •  Activity takes place outdoors: dress appropriately for the weather
  • The activity runs regardless of weather conditions, in the rare situation where the tour has to be cancelled, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund
  •  You are more than welcome to arrive earlier or explore after your tour
  •  Griffith Observatory is open Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM and closed all day Monday
Customer reviews

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July 31, 2022

Excellent tour with Estevan, we learned a lot, and took advantage of a visit which would not have been the same without Estevan’s guidance. We would have missed so much had we not been with a guide. Definitely a must to really know the most about the universe!

October 17, 2021

Product ID: 370656