LA’s landmark Griffith Observatory celebrates its long anticipated reopening. After a glorious $93 million renovation, the expanded facility is now welcoming visitors to one of the city’s most prized attractions, offering arguably some of the most stunning views of the city. The facility, built in 1935, has been closed since January 2002 for its restoration. The Observatory now features 60 exhibits, including a mural depicting the largest astronomical image: “The Big Picture.” There is also a display of the planets – including Pluto, a new 200-seat Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater and a Wolfgang Puck “CafÃ© at the End of the Universe.” Additionally, the acclaimed planetarium boasts a brand new Zeiss projector and 300 luxurious seats. It is important to note that the parking lot has been shut down and patrons have to secure entry through a timed ticket system, accessing the Observatory via shuttle buses that depart from Hollywood & Highland and Los Angeles Zoo parking lots. The shuttle costs $8 for adults and $4 for children ages five to 12. Admission to the Observatory is free for those who walk or cycle to the site (reservations are still required) and tour buses will be permitted beginning in January. For more information on reserving your ticket to the stars, call 1-888-695-0888 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.griffithobservatory.org
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Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
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