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GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY: Hidden Secrets

Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Hank

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First I'll start with a little background of the Griffith Park & how the Observatory has been depicted in cinema as we wait for the whole party to join us. Once everyone has joined us I will begin explaining the history behind its conception, construction, and current exhibits. After moving inside I will take them on a thoroughly planned out tour of each of the museums three levels. I will also lecture on the historical level exhibits; such as the dark history behind the Griffith Observatory, the Foucault Pendulum, the Tesla Coil, and much more! Next we will continue to the lower levels where you will watch a free show, learn more about our place in the universe, and our solar system. Book through me and you will also get a chance to experience a surprise 4.5 billion years in the making! If you are interested in a guided hike to the summit of Mt. Lee to the Hollywood sign, can be arranged for an additional fee. Or if you want to know how to get to the sign or just closer I can provide maps/help for free. I also know the best locations to get photos:)
Other things to note
Have no fears, you are on vacation! I work at the Griffith Observatory so you are in the safest of hands my friends. If you have any questions/concerns I will happily address them.
First I'll start with a little background of the Griffith Park & how the Observatory has been depicted in cinema as we wait for the whole party to join us. Once everyone has joined us I will begin explaining the history behind its conception, construction, and current exhibits. After moving inside I will take them on a thoroughly planned out tour of each of the museums three levels. I will also lecture on the historical level exhibits; such as…

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Meet your host, Hank

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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***MESSAGE FOR DATES IF NOT SEEN. I LIKELY CAN ACCOMMODATE :) *** Hello friends let me be the first in welcoming you to Griffith Observatory & Park! I'm Hank & I have the privileged of showing you everything the Griffith has to offer. First a little bit about me, I worked for over 2 years at G.O. with LA Park Services so rest assured you are with the best! Before living in LA I lived in SF where I attended USF and earned my degree in History while working at Alcatraz National Park.When you book an experience with me you know you're getting something memorable. The G.O. receives 1000s of visitors daily. When you book me you'll be able to learn all the hacks to help your party avoid the crowds, find FREE PARKING, and make the most of your time. I can also give you tips on where to eat and what else you can experience while in LA.
***MESSAGE FOR DATES IF NOT SEEN. I LIKELY CAN ACCOMMODATE :) *** Hello friends let me be the first in welcoming you to Griffith Observatory & Park! I'm Hank & I have the privileged of showing you everything the Griffith has to offer. First a little bit about me, I worked for over 2 years at G.O. with LA Park Services so rest assured you are with the best! Before living in LA I lived in SF where I attended USF and earned my degree in History while working at Alcatraz National Park.When you boo…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at the astronomers monument. It is a white monolith on the north lawn of the G.O. Located next the official Uber/Lyft pick up/drop off point. Those driving park at the Greek Theater for FREE. From there take the paved sidewalk and follow signs for the G.O.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Sean
August 2019
Hank was great! Has a big passion for the observatory and he conveys it really well. Knows the staff well and was able to use their recourses to help us. Great tour!
Juechee
July 2019
This is great if you want a personalized and in depth look into the observatory. It's so big that this experience would only make it better and more meaningful. I def learned a lot!
Michael
May 2019
Hank: Thank you for a great time at the observatory. And for the recommendations after. We also got in a nice hike up the trail, an added bonus. Well worth the cost for the insight and information.
Carol
March 2019
Hank provided a fascinating tour that included not only highlights of the observatory but also some history and fascinating stories about LA and the history of the park. He was flexible with the time of our tour, which we greatly appreciated, and offered advice on other activities in the area. I highly recommend his tour!
Hank provided a fascinating tour that included not only highlights of the observatory but also some history and fascinating stories about LA and the history of the park. He was fle…
Leigh
March 2019
Absolutely amazing experience and I can’t recommend it more! Hank walked us around and told us the history of the observatory and gave everything meaning that we wouldn’t have known about if we’d explored just on our own! If you’re visiting L.A. definitely see the observatory, and definitely take Hank’s tour! He made it a night we won’t ever forget, and he even got us into the planetarium show for free! So awesome. It was breathtaking. Make sure you book him!
Absolutely amazing experience and I can’t recommend it more! Hank walked us around and told us the history of the observatory and gave everything meaning that we wouldn’t have know…
Kara
March 2019
Hank was friendly and accommodating with the group. He has a vast knowledge of the history of the observatory and shared a great deal with the group. I would definitely recommend the experience to friends and family.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    1. Closed toe shoes 2. A hat 3. Sun screen 4. A sense of adventure!