The George Observatory main campus is closed until further notice for renovations. 

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

*weather permitting

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

21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461

Entrance fee:
The George Observatory is located within Brazos Bend State Park. Entrance fee to the Park:
Adults $7 | Children 12 and under free

George Observatory Telescopes
Stargazers marvel at the night sky through 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!

Telescope tickets are available at the George Observatory Gift Shop on Saturdays.
Adults: $10 | Members: $7 | Children, Military, Teachers, or Seniors: $9

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.

Planetarium at the Observatory!
Available Saturday nights from 3:30 – 9 p.m

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. Tickets are $3.50.

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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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.