George Observatory

The George Observatory is now open for Saturday stargazing.

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Picture of the George Observatory

Get back to exploring the galaxy! The Houston Museum of Natural Science is investing in the educational and recreational future of Fort Bend County with a revamped experience at the historic George Observatory, working in collaboration with our friends at Brazos Bend State Park.

Saturday night stargazing is back! Enjoy the wonders of the universe on the upper deck of the Observatory with constellation laser tours, a combination of deck and dome telescopes, or captured live camera feeds. Amateur astronomers will guide you on your journey through the heavens, whether you are looking at night sky constellations, planets in our solar system or deep sky objects out in space.

Observatory tickets are offered on a timed and limited capacity basis, and must be purchased in advance.  Access inside the domes and viewing through telescope eyepieces is limited, and subject to availability & weather. Your ticket to this event is a timed entry admission, and a paper or electronic receipt is required for entry. Tickets will not be available for purchase onsite. Tickets can be purchased via our online box office.

Hours of Operation
Open Saturday Nights Year Round*

*Weather Permitting

Park Entrance fee:
The George Observatory is located within Brazos Bend State Park.
Entrance fee to the Park:
Adults $7 | Children 12 and under free

Visit Brazos Bend State Park’s website to purchase separate park entrance reservation.

Visiting the George Observatory can be the experience of a lifetime! Here are some basic “Do’s and Don’ts” when going out for an enjoyable night of stargazing.

In the event of cancelation, all ticketholders will be contacted by email and phone.  For updates prior to leaving home, visit or check the email used to purchase tickets.

On overcast nights, we will feature our Cloudy Night Program. Visiting the exhibit area, and tours and talks by our experts will be available.

You can find all of the measures that we are implementing on our health page.

Located Here
George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(979) 553-3400 / (281) 242-3055

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