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Private Tour of Griffith Observatory provided by ExperienceFirst

Private Tour of Griffith Observatory

Private Tour of Griffith Observatory
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About
Griffith Observatory is a landmark that even locals don’t know enough about. Called “the hood ornament of Los Angeles,” it serves as a public observatory, planetarium, and exhibition space. Designed by some of its former employees, this tour will give you an introduction to the city that you’ll never forget. When Griffith J. Griffith first viewed the moon from a telescope he exclaimed, "If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!" For the remainder of his life, he toiled to realize his vision for a public observatory that would benefit future generations. Now, the Griffith Observatory is the most popular attraction of its kind in the world. Join us as we discover not just an L.A. landmark, but a place where you’ll have the chance to make memories. As fellow travelers, astronomers, and Angelenos, we at LA Tour1 will help you make the most of your time at Griffith Observatory.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46280P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Planetarium Show Ticket Included ($7.00)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA In front of Astronomers Monument on front lawn
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Planetarium Show Ticket Included ($7.00)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA In front of Astronomers Monument on front lawn
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2800 E Observatory Rd
    2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    In front of Astronomers Monument on front lawn
    See address & details
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    Griffith Observatory
    Stop: 3 hours
    On this 3-hour walking tour, you’ll learn about Architecture, Science, Movie History, and the city of LA. We begin in the central rotunda, where you’ll gaze overhead at murals inspired by Greek myth. Next, you’ll learn about the inventor Nikola Tesla and his 50,000 volt Tesla Coil, which is on exhibit. Then we’ll discover how our solar system works, and look through a telescope to see sun spots. Next we’ll descend Gunther Depths of Space where you’ll view the night sky like you’ve never before: experience the 152-ft display of galaxies and nebula as you would from the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn more about seismology and about L.A. earthquakes and the Pacific Rim of Fire as you stand next to an active seismograph. Pose for a photo with a bronze statue of Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds in human history. At night, wait in line for the Zeiss 12-inch 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). Finish the tour with one of the world’s best planetarium shows. The Zeiss star projector and state-of-the-art digital projection system put on spectacular show!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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dominick k
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Good for noobs and if you're somewhat familiar with astronomy.
Sep 2021 • Friends
Estevan was very nice a knowledgeable thank you. Make sure to wear decently comfortable shoes and ask silly questions lol.
Written September 19, 2021
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Raymond G
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Private tour of Griffith Observatory
Tour guide made the whole experience terrific. With the cost you have to pay for this tour, you want the best tour guide. Learned a lot!
Written August 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shareef P
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Hike to HOLLYWOOD SIGN
Jan 2020
Oh wow! Lisa was such an excellent host and tour guide as we hiked up to the Griffith Observatory. Very kind, very patient, very knowledgeable when it came to the history of Hollywood and the Hollywood sign. I would definitely recommend her to anyone involved!

Sincerely,
A Happy Tourist
Written February 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Exercised our minds AND our bodies!
More than just reciting dates and events, Paul shared the rich back stories behind the sites we hiked in and around
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Great hike and guide
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Fantastic One Day of LA
This was a fantastic tour of LA packed in one day. Our tour guide, Josh was cordial and informative. He knew all th
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Great way to cram L.A. in one day
Josh was a great and kind guide; who was also very open to modifying the tour. We took this tour to cram as much of
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A full and fun day
Our day started around 10am and ended around 5pm. Josh picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off there too. He w
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Fun activity for locals and visitors alike!
I grew up in the LA suburbs, but never spent much time in this part of town. I finally decided to get to know the a
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Great Hike to Griffith Observatory
Great hike to Griffith Observatory with narrative and pictures from Lisa along the way. She was very knowledgeable
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Fantastic tour we thoroughly enjoyed it. Tour guide Chris was helpful and polite, highly recommended!!
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Great hiking tour!
My friend and I did the hiking tour with Paul. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. He gave
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Great Experience
Booking this tour with Dara was a breeze and a pleasant experience. Joshua picked us up from our hotel, right on t
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Great Griffith Parktour!
My husband and I had a great time on this tour! Lisa was very knowledgeable and entertaining about the different si
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LA in one day
Josh was our guide. We did the 7 hour city sights private tour of LA and Josh was great, very friendly and knowledg
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Maria is an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly, speaks very well. She was a joy to be with. I wish
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