Events & Excursions
Join us for a day at the Griffith Observatory- Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors may look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. You will have free time on your own to enjoy the observatory, eat lunch and shop at the Stellar Emporium.
Trip cost does not include lunch. You may purchase a meal at The Café at the End of the Universe, or you can pack your lunch. Seating is available inside or outdoors on the Sunset Terrace, enjoying views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. This trip is predominantly an independent outing.
WB Studio Tour
Registration Begins: Tuesday, September 5 at 8:00 a.m.
Non-residents: Monday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m.
Join us for a day on the Warner Brothers Studio Lot. We will start with a one hour Classics Made Here guided tour, via 14 passenger golf cart, focused on the Golden Age of Film and TV. It features award-winning titles that shot on the iconic backlot from the early days of the Studio through the 1970s. After the tour you will have free time on your own: our tour tickets provide two self-guided museum exhibits Stage 48 and Action & Magic. Enjoy specialty shopping opportunities or head to their expanded Central Perk Café. It has a New York deli-inspired lunch and dessert menu .
Trip cost does not include lunch. There is a Starbucks at the Welcome Center to visit before the tour begins (time permitting), lunch can be purchased from the Central Perk Café after the guided tour, or pack a lunch on your own.
**Excursions are non-transferable and space is limited.
If an excursion is sold out, be sure to call Parks, Recreation & Library Services at 562-989-7330 and put your name on the waitlist. Please do not show up on the day of the excursion unless you have been instructed to do so.
Guests who are already signed up and can no longer attend should notify Parks, Library & Services as soon as possible to allow people on the waitlist to be called. Guests who can no longer attend are not able to choose who will replace them on the excursion. Those on the waitlist will be given priority.
Resident registration begins the first Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Non-resident registration begins the second Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m. If City offices are closed on the first or second Monday of the month, registration will begin the following day. Registration will be taken in-person and online. No registrations will be accepted via phone.
Trips must be paid in full at the time of registration. Individuals may sign up for themselves plus one additional person. No telephone reservations will be accepted. Payments can be made:
- In person: by check, cash, or credit card at Parks, Recreation & Library Services, 1800 E. Hill Street, Signal Hill
- Online: by credit card (Active Adult & Senior Services - Online Registration)
Registration is non-transferable. Individuals who can no longer attend must notify the Community Services Department as soon as possible so that individuals in the waitlist may be called.
Waitlist: Trips that fill up will have a waitlist and will be contacted in numerical order. Do not come in to pay for the excursion unless you are contacted by Parks, Recreation & Library Services staff and told a spot is available for you. Waitlisted individuals who show up on the day of the excursion and are not registered will not be allowed to board the bus.
Parking: Parking for excursions is available in the lot next to the Library, in front of the basketball courts, on the south side of Hill Street.
Departure: Please arrive in front of the Signal Hill Public Library, 30 minutes prior to departure time. Departure and return times may be adjusted due to circumstances beyond our control.
Seating Priority & Special Requests: Seating is based on a priority system: residents and persons with limited mobility; non-residents based on when payment is received. When registering, please notify us if you need any special accommodation or utilize a mobility aid, such as a wheelchair, care, etc.
Excursion Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund on any excursion you must contact Parks, Recreation & Library Services at least ten business days prior to the excursion. An administrative fee of $5 will be charged on ALL cancellations. If cancellation is made less than ten business days prior, no refunds or credits are issued. Because we are required to repay for the excursions, we are unable to provide a credit or refund for a cancellation within 10 business days of an excursion. Last minute cancellations must have a doctor's note to receive any refund.
Illness on Trips: If you are feeling ill please notify the escort immediately. Please do not leave the group without notifying the escort. A travelling kit is essential, though what you choose to put in it depends on your own individual needs. Please be advised city staff cannot dispense any medications.