Since its inception in 1935, the Griffith Observatory has stood as a beacon of knowledge, inspiring generations with its majestic presence atop Mount Hollywood. Over the years, it has become synonymous with curiosity, education and the wonders of the cosmos.

Today, the observatory continues its legacy by welcoming thousands of eager young minds each year, providing them with a unique opportunity to delve into the mysteries of space through its innovative school programs.

Every year, the observatory hosts a remarkable pilgrimage of fifth grade students, numbering an impressive 27,000, who come to Mount Hollywood for an unforgettable journey through the realms of science.

The program, made possible by the unwavering support of the Griffith Observatory Foundation, offers these students and their teachers an immersive educational experience completely free of charge. Among the eager participants are the fifth graders from Michelle Obama Elementary School, hailing from the San Fernando Valley.

To support these free, accessible programs and inspire the next generation of explorers, visit Griffith Observatory Foundation at and join us on this extraordinary journey through the cosmos.

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