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  • Accessibility of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

    mr_tiesto created 1 week, 4 days ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • mr_tiesto

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    August 14, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I have seen the Griffith Observatory in countless movies, TV shows and even video games and I really want to go!

    I assume it is accessible and complies with the ADA, but just wondered if there are places you can go or can’t go if you are in a wheelchair.

    Also, since it is on a hill, is bus the best way to go?

    Thanks!

  • Schroth.Sensei

    Moderator
    August 15, 2019 at 8:43 am

    It seems you are in luck; the Griffith Observatory Accessibility is very good! Here’s a link to their Official Site: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/

    I gave them a call to go over anything I couldn’t find on their website and the customer service was very pleasant and helpful. Here’s what I found.

    Transport to/from:

    • Buses are available (leave every 20-25min.)
    • Vehicle parking spots are available for those with disabilities (spaces are limited; free for those with disability placard; should be available for guests renting a wheelchair accessible van as well)
    • More transport information here: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/visiting/directions.html

    Wheelchair access:

    • All public spaces are accessible (see map below)
    • Ramps on sides of the observatory lead to inside access
    • Elevators inside are available to reach other areas

    Restrooms:

    • Larger accessible toilet stalls are available (should be ADA compliant)
    • Multiple accessible restrooms located throughout

    Low-Hearing Accessibility:

    • There are assistive devices for those with diminished hearing for the planetarium shows

    Map of Observatory:

    Other information:

    • Observatory is closed Mondays (Open hours are, Weekdays: Noon-10pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm)
    • Weekends are the most crowded.

    References

    “Griffith Observatory.” Griffith Observatory Official Site, http://www.griffithobservatory.org/.

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