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Griffith Observatory needs you! Though regular Observatory operations are funded through tax dollars by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, special or unexpected needs are supported by Friends Of The Observatory. That's how you can help!

Friends Of The Observatory

Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) is Griffith Observatory’s indispensable partner. FOTO is a non-profit membership organization that supports Griffith Observatory. Friends are people like you, who value the role the Observatory plays in our community and who want to help.


Show your support for the world's premier public observatory with a contribution to Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO). Since 1978 FOTO has worked to extend the scope and reach of the Observatory's programs, facilities, and exhibits.
To join FOTO, make a contribution, or sponsor an exhibit, please click here.


Griffith Observatory is not currently accepting applications for volunteers. Those interested in supporting the Observatory should consider joining Friends Of The Observatory.


If you are interested in working full-time or part-time for Griffith Observatory, please click here.