On December 9, HMNS at Hermann Park will close at 4pm

Scouts at the Observatory

Find out how Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts can progress towards their Journeys using the facilities and programs at the Observatory. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can work towards astronomy and outdoor merit badges!

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Scout programs at the George Observatory are highly popular and book fast! Review availability on the pages below and call Joshua Rohn at 281-242-3055 or email jrohn@hmns.org to discuss opportunities for your troop.

Camping facilities are available in Brazos Bend State Park. For information regarding these facilities, call 800-792-1112.

Scouts@HMNS is generously supported by Occidental Petroleum.


The George Observatory offers many opportunities for Brownies to progress on their Girl Scout Journeys! Passport to the Universe Join…


The George Observatory offers many opportunities for Juniors to progress on their Girl Scout Journeys! Journey to the Stars Overnight…

Cadette Girl Scouts

Uncover the mysteries of the world after dark with this new overnight experience designed for Cadette Girl Scouts. Learn about…

Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts

Work on your Astronomy badges and pins! Expert Astronomers are available to assist you in completing badge requirements. The George Observatory…

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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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