The Hamill Gallery (Life in Stone exhibit) will be closed from November 13-20

Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts

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

The George Observatory is open Saturday nights year round!

  • Astronomy Merit Badge Classes – Saturday December 15, 2018 from 3–7 p.m.
    Study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky. Telescope viewing included, weather permitting. (Prerequisite 4c & 6b).  (Post requirement 5c can be viewed using the telescopes, weather permitting.) Register here.
    Boy Scout Merit Badge classes are designed for Scouts who are 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade. These classes aim to fulfill the requirements of the badge, but outside work may be required in some instances.
    • Note: Admission to Brazos Bend State Park required. Park fee: $7, free to children 12 and under.
  • Take A Mission Any Time!
    • Any troop can schedule an mission to the Moon in the Expedition Center at the George Observatory! Come out on a Saturday afternoon, take an expedition to space and have a picnic. When the stars come out, come back to the Observatory for a look through the telescopes!
      Reservations required for programs in the Chevron Expedition Center. This simulated space flight is adaptable for all age levels of Scouts.
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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