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Course Description

The Griffith Observatory is one of L.A.’s greatest cultural attractions. It offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean to Downtown L.A. from atop Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park. The observatory and accompanying exhibits were opened to the public on May 14, 1935. Today, the Griffith Observatory is renowned as a national leader in public astronomy, and a beloved gathering place for visitors. The observatory offers many magnificent astronomy exhibits. It has a nice café and gift shop on the premises for you to grab a bite or purchase a souvenir. There is an optional planetarium show that you may purchase tickets to (subject to availability and time constraints). The planetarium show costs $7 for adults and $5 for seniors age 60 and older. If you are relatively fit, you may also enjoy a short hike on some of the trails surrounding the observatory offering gorgeous views of the city. On our way to the observatory, we will stop at the beautiful San Antonio Winery for a free tour and optional no-host wine tasting and/or lunch. Then we will re-board the bus to travel to the Griffith Observatory for the remainder of our time. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket or sweater.
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