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Rocket Day at the George Expedition Center!Dec 11, 2010 - Aug 01, 2015
Public Pricing
Child Tickets$20.00
Member Pricing
Child Tickets$20.00

Rocket Day at the George Observatory

Rocket Day At The George Observatory!

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.

Upcoming Events:


10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.


Children: $20
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.

Fun for all!

The BP America 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.

Need More Information?

Don’t miss this special opportunity to participate in real astronaut training! Please call 281-242-3055.

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.

At 5 p.m., weather permitting, telescope tickets become available at the George Observatory Gift Shop. For $5, stargazers can look at the night sky through one of the George Observatory's telescopes, far away from the light pollution of the big city. It is truly a sight you won't want to miss.

Tickets to view the night sky from the George Observatory telescopes go on sale at 5 p.m. at the George Observatory Gift Shop on a first come, first serve basis. Because stargazing is weather dependent, tickets may only be purchased in-person. In the event that the weather's not working for us, tours and talks by our expert astronomers are still available. Telescope tickets are $5.

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