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Griffith Observatory Reopens After Closing It’s Doors For The Past Two Weeks

By Malia Wooten

Your stargazing may return to its regularly scheduled programming!

After two weeks of closing its doors – as well as their roads, trails, and bathrooms – temporarily for the past two weeks for construction and repair projects, the Griffith Observatory is officially back and in action!

The Observatory was closed from April 22 to May 6 while the city worked on four major renovations around the infamous Los Angeles landmark, shutting the area down for 15 days. No no vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians were permitted on both East and West Observatory Roads, the parking lot, or past the Greek Theatre on Vermont Canyon Road.

A breakdown of the completed projects include:

  • Modernizing the lighting structures on roads and intersections leading to the observatory
  • Upgrading the observatory’s air conditioning system before summer rolls in
  • Building a new and safe sidewalk on East Observatory Road
  • Reconfiguring the observatory’s hilltop parking lot in an attempt to reduce congestion (anticipated to remain closed through May 17)

The Observatory is officially open to the public as of 12 o’clock noon today, May 7.

Location: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. See it on Google maps.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 12p – 10p, Saturday – Sunday from 10a – 10p.
Cost: Free!

Also published on Medium.