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The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be closed to the public Saturday, February 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Museum will be closed Saturday, March 4.

Astronomy Classes

Please call (281) 242-3055 for additional information.
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Astronomy Classes

One-hour daytime classes include a tour of the George Observatory research telescope. Astronomy classes may be combined with an Expedition Center mission or a Discovery Dome Planetarium show.

Classes include:

  • Exploring the Night Sky
    • Grades 4–7
  • The Solar System—or What Happened to Pluto?
    • Grades K–5
  • The Sky Tonight—Constellations and Planets
    • Grades 3–8
  • Life Cycles of Stars
    • Grades 5–8
  • The Colorful Night Sky
    • Grades 9–12


High School Observing Classes

Up to 30 students per class.

Limited number of evenings available from November through March, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Call 281-242-3055 for reservations.


Science Labs

  • Up to 20 students per lab
  • Each hour long lab costs $165. One or two labs may be selected per day.
  • Available Tuesday – Friday
  • Call 713-639-4659 for availability.

Designed for smaller groups, the hands-on classes explore the following topics including:

  • Sun & Shadows
  • Moon Mysteries
  • Star Light, Star Bright
  • Telescope Wonders
  • To Be an Astronaut
  • Starry, Starry Night—Constellations
  • The Solar System
  • Cosmic Wanderers—Comets
  • Asteroids & Meteors
  • Deep Space and Beyond
Located Here
George Observatory

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

Hours
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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