Hours of Operations
Open Saturdays Year Round*
21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
The George Observatory is located within Brazos Bend State Park.
Entrance fee to the Park:
Adults $7 | Children 12 and under free
George Observatory Telescopes
Stargazers marvel at the night sky through 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!
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.
The George Observatory has reopened after nearly two years undergoing an extreme makeover. First opened in the fall of 1989, the observatory was closed for long-awaited renovations since 2019. And now Saturday night stargazing is back! Join us on deck for real time camera feeds from the telescopes, expert interactions with astronomers and a laser tour of the night sky. Bring your own telescope or binoculars for personal viewing, with experts on hand to guide.
Due to social distancing requirements, tickets are offered on a timed and limited capacity basis. Advance ticket purchase is required via our online box office. There is no access inside the domes or viewing through telescopes. 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.
In the event of overcast skies, tours and talks by our experts are still available. Visit Brazos Bend State Park’s website to purchase separate park entrance reservation.
*Note: Face masks are required for anyone 10 years old and older. You can find all of the measures that we are implementing on our Health page.