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Seats for Science

Become a permanent part of the Museum by donating a Seat for Science and Learning in one of our theaters. Name a seat in honor of or in memory of a friend, colleague, or family member and you will establish a lasting tribute while helping secure the Museum's scientific and educational initiatives for the future. For more information, please email

In recognition of your generosity, a plaque on each seat that you sponsor will link your name with the renowned history of research, expedition, and discovery at the American Museum of Natural History. The Museum would be delighted to name a seat for you, or in honor or in memory of a friend, colleague, or family member.

We are pleased to offer several different opportunities to name a Seat for Science and Learning:

  1. Donors who make a gift of $2,500 will have the opportunity to name a seat in the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater.
  2. For gifts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 , a named seat in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater will give you a Seat in the Stars.
  3. For a gift of $35,000 , name a bench in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life , one of the Museum's most popular halls.
  4. A  gift of $50,000 will provide you with the opportunity to name a bench on the magnificent Arthur Ross Terrace.

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