Our Museum Store is currently sold out of solar eclipse glasses. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Regular Hours
Saturdays: 3 – 10 p.m.
Open Saturdays Year Round

*weather permitting

Daylight Savings Time Hours:
Saturdays: 3 – 11 p.m.

**Please note that entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily**

21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461

Planetarium at the Observatory!

Blast into outer space no matter the weather with our inflatable Discovery Dome Planetarium. A different full-dome adventure is available every half hour on Saturday nights from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $3.

Available Saturday nights from 3:30 – 9 p.m.

George Observatory Telescopes

Adults: $7 | Members: $4 | Children, Military, Teachers, or Seniors: $6

All pricing excludes the Brazos Bend State Park Entrance Fee

Weather permitting, telescope tickets become available at the George Observatory Gift Shop on Saturdays. Stargazers marvel at the night sky through one of the George Observatory’s telescopes, far away from the light pollution of the big city. It is truly a sight you won’t want to miss.

Tickets to view the night sky from the George Observatory telescopes go on sale after 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Because stargazing is weather dependent, tickets may only be purchased in-person. In the event of overcast skies, tours and talks by our expert astronomers are still available.

Available Saturday nights.

Park Entrance Fees

Brazos Bend State Park charges an entrance fee, which must be paid to gain access to the George Observatory as well as all State Park programs.

Ages 12 and under: Free!

Ages 13 – 64: $7 per person

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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