HMNS at Hermann Park
On Friday, June 23, Mapping Texas will close early at 4 pm

Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts

For more information, please contact Joshua Rohn at jrohn@hmns.org.
Group Rates Corporations and Groups get discounted admission. Learn More
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Become A Member Members get 10-20% Museum store, discounted admission + more. Learn More

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, July 15 and September 9
    • 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 6b) Bring a sack lunch. Register here.Note: Ticket does not include entry into Brazos Bend State Park. 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.
  • Take A Mission Any Time!
    • Any troop can schedule an expedition to the Moon in the Chevron Expedition Center! 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

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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