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Griffith Observatory Foundation

Name a Seat

Thank you to all of our Name a Seat benefactors! This campaign has closed. If you have questions or are interested in other opportunities to support, please contact or call (213) 473-0879

Inscribe your place in the stars today.

Naming a seat at Griffith Observatory is a unique opportunity to contribute to this singular community centerpiece. Your dedication will be seen and appreciated by countless others who share your passion for astronomy, education, and public service. This opportunity is available through March 22, 2024.

Name a Seat Key Art

What will you write among the stars?

  • Inscribe your name in Griffith Observatory history
  • Honor someone in your life who is simply stellar
  • Dedicate a seat in memory of a loved one
  • Celebrate an anniversary, a retirement, or another special occasion
  • Commemorate an astronomical experience


Benefits and beyond

  • A beautiful plaque with your dedication in the iconic Samuel Oschin Planetarium for a five-year term, which includes the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, when Griffith Observatory will shine at its brightest on the international stage
  • Invitation to a private event on May 20, 2024, for you and a guest
  • Recognition in Griffith Observatory Foundation’s annual Year-in-review
  • Right of first renewal in 2029

Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to sponsor a commemorative plaque?

Plaque dedications are $3,000 for the first seat and $2,500 for each additional seat sponsored.


How long will my name plaque be in place?

Seat dedication plaques are guaranteed for a five-year term.


Will I be able to sit in my seat when I come to shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium?

Dedicating a seat plaque does not include Foundation membership, the ability to reserve show tickets, or the right to sit in a specifically-named seat during public programs. Shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium are seated on a first-come, first-served basis and frequently sell out, so seat selection cannot be guaranteed. Become a member of Griffith Observatory Foundation to be able to reserve show tickets and to enjoy first access to seating at daily shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and other benefits of belonging.


How long is this opportunity available?

You can name a seat through March 22, 2024.

All dedication language is subject to review and limited to 35 characters including spaces. Funds raised from this program support Griffith Observatory and its mission to inspire everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky.

For information or assistance, please call (213) 473-0879 or email