Bring your junior Rocket enthusiasts out for a day of rocket launches and a mission to the Moon! Kids learn about rockets and how they work, build a water rocket and then launch it. After the launches, we blast into space aboard the S.S. Observer for a simulated spaceflight. Kids become astronauts and use teamwork and problem-solving to accomplish their mission.
- Next Rocket Days: July 29, August 26
- Time: 10 a.m. to noon
- Pricing: Children: $30; Adults: FREE
The George Observatory is located inside Brazos Bend State Park. To access the observatory, please note that regular park entrance fees apply. Adults and children over 12 years old are $7 per person; children under 12 are free.
The Chevron Expedition Center will be open for children and adults to sign up to fly on a simulated space flight to the Moon. Usually only open to groups with reservations, for this special event, individuals can sign up to participate. The mission is most appropriate for ages 7 and up. Children ages 7-9 need an adult present. Register here.
While you’re here, explore Brazos Bend State Park! With six lakes, plenty of hiking trails and a fantastic nature center complete with a hands-on gator discovery display, there’s plenty to do and see.