Griffith Observatory Foundation

The mission of Griffith Observatory Foundation is to support and promote Griffith Observatory as a home for science literacy, education, and public astronomy through resource development and advocacy in partnership with the community.


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  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Griffith Observatory Fifth-Grade School Programs

    The Griffith Observatory Fifth-Grade School Programs, including the In-person School Program and the Online School Program, annually provide tens of thousands of local students with a free STEAM experience using the Observatory's exhibits, planetarium shows, Zeiss telescope, and more. Most students are from Title I schools and underserved populations. Because the programs' content is based on California state science standards, it gives teachers a supplemental resource and helps kids better understand what they're learning in the classroom.

  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Griffith Observatory Online School Program

    The Griffith Observatory Online School Program will take every single fifth grader in Los Angeles County on a stimulating, free, virtual visit to Griffith Observatory! The program’s five space-science modules, all presented live via Zoom, will show students that studying STEM subjects is fun and can be achieved by anyone, no matter what their background is.