HMNS at Hermann Park will be closed on Saturday, March 7.

George Observatory

Please read this section carefully. Hours and programs have changed due to renovations.

The George Observatory main campus is closed until further notice for renovations. Fear not stargazers, we will still be setting up at the Nature Center every Saturday from Sunset – 10 PM (weather permitting). 


**Please note that entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. nightly** Regular Hours Saturdays: 3 - 10…


Used for inquiry and education, our Observatory telescopes - 36", 18" and 14" in size - allow both amateur and…


Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Tickets at the George Observatory sell out quickly.

Expedition Center

A visit to the Expedition Center is a learning experience that engages students, transforming them into scientists, engineers or researchers…

Discovery Dome

Blast into outer space no matter the weather with our inflatable Discovery Dome Planetarium. A different full-dome adventure is available…

Scouts at the Observatory

Find out how Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts can progress towards their Journeys using the facilities and programs at…

Group Reservations

Friday night reservations available! The George Observatory is available on Friday nights by reservation for groups of 30 to 100…


The George Observatory offers weekday astronomy classes and telescope classes!


Celebrate At The George Observatory! Your child can blast off for fun on their birthday! Register for one of these…


This fascinating exhibit includes a piece of the Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico carbonaceous chondrite meteorite, which fell to the Earth on…

Located Here
George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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