The observatory is free to the public, you do have to pay if you want to see one of the shows in the planetarium. We went ahead and bought tickets to Time's Up, which talks about the nature of time through the prism of false claims regarding the end of the world in late 2012, all based on the Mayan calendar. In truth, I think we just wanted to sit in the cool, dark, air conditioning.
After the show, we got in line for the telescope, even though it was still daylight, we were able to see the bright star Arcturus. It was actually really neat, the stars would have been more interesting to see, but we were tired and did not want to wait around for darkness.
|Mom & LB waiting to look through telescope (can you see the ocean!)|
It was really a great experience to visit the places as an adult that I remembered visiting as a child. There is so much to do and see in the Los Angeles area, it continues to amaze me.
More adventures coming up!