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By Deb Flomberg

rsz griffith The Griffith Observatory: Where Fun And Science Meet

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Do you have a budding scientist in your family? Are you into astronomy? Or do you just have an appreciation for the stars? No matter what your scientific knowledge level may be, the Griffith Observatory is the best place in California to learn a lot about science and space while having an amazingly fun time doing it. 

As one of the most historic observatories in the country, the Griffith Observatory hosts a wide array of science and space-related displays. Since 1935, people from all over the California area have flocked to this amazing institution to learn about the space and get a glimpse of the stars. And there are a lot of great exhibits to enjoy while you are there. Make sure to see the Hall of the Eye, which explains how different people have observed the sky and just what impact that has had on society. Or head over to the Hall of the Sky, which is anchored by one of the largest public solar telescopes in the country.

Leave enough time to visit the Planetarium for one of several different amazing shows that will transport you to the stars, or head over to the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon, a 200-seat theatre that offers a fascinating 18-minute short film that explains the history of the Observatory and all the amazing features. In fact, the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon is an excellent spot to visit early on during your trip, as it can help you plan out what you’d like to do next.

To visit the Griffith Observatory, make sure to drive there in the GL63 AMG SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is a great choice for the ride, as you can fit your whole family plus all the friends that are sure to want to go along for the ride. And if you happen to pick up a few souvenirs at the Stellar Emporium Gift Shop, then you’ll have all the room you need to get those gifts back home.  

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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