CALIFORNIA WITH KIDS: THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet“- Stephen Hawking.
Considered one of the most important international “gateways to the cosmos”, the Griffith Observatory offers not only the possibility to learn about our universe but also probably the most breathtaking views of the city and the Hollywood Sign.
Sitting near Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the historic Griffith Observatory is now a museum filled with planetary education and a must-see visit for young space enthusiasts.
Families can explore several exhibits and learn about the solar system, Big Ban, telescopes, and earthquakes.
The rotating shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium are extraordinary, with topics ranging from space exploration to the search for water or the northern lights.
The institution has no entrance fee and just requires a small admission price for the Planetarium.
You can enjoy a snack or a nice meal at the Sunset Terrace of the “Café at the End of the Universe“, where you can seat outdoors and enjoy the spectacular 180º views.
The Griffith Observatory has also plenty of telescopes for stargazing. Can you imagine anything more magical than looking up at the stars in Hollywood?
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The Spacesuit. Based on the incredible true story behind the spacesuit that astronauts wore on the first moonwalk and the team of women who sewed it together.