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NOTE: Samuel Oschin Planetarium Reservations Suspended Pending Reopening of Griffith Observatory

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You must make your Samuel Oschin Planetarium show reservation requests AT LEAST 72 hours in advance of your requested show time.

IMPORTANT: An email confirmation of your show reservation may take up to 72 hours as reservation processing is done manually at this time. The email confirmation will come from Please allow enough time to receive your confirmation and check your email spam/junk folder if you cannot find the confirmation. You must bring your confirmation email with you to Griffith Observatory to secure your parking AND to redeem your tickets at Griffith Observatory's Center of Gravity FOTO desk.


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Decide which show you would like to see...

CIU - Centered in the Universe

Our inaugural program exploring our advancements in understanding our universe.

Appropriate for ages 5 and older


LTV - Light of the Valkyries

Light of the Valkyries takes us on a voyage of Viking cosmology and explores the true nature of the aurora borealis - the northern lights.


WIL - Water is Life

Water Is Life takes visitors on a journey through the solar system in search of water. On Earth, water is the key to life. If we find water on other worlds in the solar system, could we find life there, too? Blast off to Mars, crash through the ice of Jupiter’s moon Europa, and travel alongside a comet in a search for habitable worlds beyond Earth. Originally conceived and developed for Griffith Observatory’s school field trip program,Water is Life is an ideal family program that will appeal to even our youngest visitors.


Reservation Date and Show Time Requested: *

Number of tickets requested: *

(max of 8 total)

Adult Tickets (age 13 - 59) - $5.00 per person (FOTO members get $2.00 off the regular price of $7.00!)

Child Tickets (age 5 - 12) - $3.00 per person

Senior Tickets (age 60 and above) - $5.00 per person

Number of vehicles requiring parking: *

NOTE: The audio and visual programming of Centered in the Universe is not suitable for children 4 years and under.


To ensure a satisfying experience for all, children 4 years and under will ONLY be admitted to Water is Life:

  • Tuesday - Friday 12:45 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:45 a.m.


Children 4 years and under will be admitted free of charge, but they must sit on the lap of a parent or guardian.


NOTE: Samuel Oschin Planetarium Reservations Suspended

Pending Reopening of Griffith Observatory

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Note: It you are having difficulties, please contact FOTO at or call 213-473-0879, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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