2800 E Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Griffith Park Observatory is one of Los Angeles' most iconic spots and was even featured in the famous 1955 James Dean film Rebel Without a Cause. Perched up on Mount Hollywood, the observatory gives amazing views of the city skyline, which is why many people make the drive just to snap some drool-worthy photographs. Though if you are going to take the time to visit, you really should take a peek inside.
A planetarium can be found in the main dome, where narrated projection programs shine a spotlight on our solar system, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and what causes earthquakes and moon-quakes. The Hall of Science is full of exhibits on everything from galaxies to cosmic anomalies; this is also where the giant telescope rests, as well as a Foucault pendulum.