Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Astronomy Day

Future Dates To Be Announced

Make plans to attend Astronomy Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park. This annual October event is free with state park admission, open to the public and includes activities for all ages. Festivities begin in the afternoon, but this event really comes to life after dark when the stars begin to shine.


  • View sunspots in the daytime with filtered telescopes
  • Explore the numerous indoor displays
  • Meet local astronomy clubs and hear astronomy presentations
  • Learn how to purchase and use telescopes
  • Participate in children’s crafts
  • Take a guided tour of the constellations from the Observatory deck
  • This family event is sponsored by a dozen local astronomy clubs and NASA organizations. Find more information at www.astronomyday.net.

Entrance into the park is not permitted after 9:30 p.m.  Park entrance fees apply.

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.