The Stars Shine in Los Angeles During the Day
The Griffith Observatory is a Delightful
Private Tour Stop in Los Angeles
Almost everyone who joins us for a private Los Angeles tour wants to see the stars. Generally they mean movie stars and performing artists but sometimes what they have in mind is a visit to the Griffith Observatory, one of the oldest science museums in the west. Endowed by Colonel Griffith Griffith (no mistake, that was his name, we’ll tell you more about him during your tour) the fabulous museum and exquisite grounds overlooking Hollywood and Los Angeles are free of admission according to his wishes. Renovated in 2002 the facility provides a modern look at all things astronomical and allows the good folks of Los Angeles and our esteemed visitors to learn about the cosmos and participate in skywatching events. Two powerful Zeiss telescopes are available for viewing the night sky each evening and the planetarium show is, well, out of this world. The views of the city, the sea and the Hollywood Sign from the grounds and the parapet surrounding the classic building are extraordinary. The museum stands as one sign of the deep connection Los Angeles has to modern science and space exploration. So, plan a visit to Griffith Observatory when you come to Los Angeles and see the stars in the cosmos as well as those we encounter in the nice restaurant we stop at for lunch.