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.
** 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 Challenger 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.