Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The George Observatory offers opportunities for Juniors to progress on their Girl Scout Journeys and work toward the Space Science Investigator badge.

  • Journey to the Stars Overnight Program
    Junior Girl Scouts take an amazing journey into space when they stay overnight at the George Observatory!
    • Friday night: Learn about light pollution, constellations, careers in astronomy, look through Observatory telescopes (weather permitting), take a night hike around Creekfield Lake, and spend the night inside the Observatory exhibit area.
    • Saturday: Blast into outer space with a Chevron Expedition Center Mission!
  • Journey Tie Ins
    This program offers tie ins to all three Junior-level Journeys and provides opportunities to address Junior National Leadership Outcomes. Download the Journey Tie Ins.
    • Cost: Girls $40, Adults $15
    • Friday/Saturday, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 a.m.
      • Nov 15-16, 2019
      • Mar 6-7, 2020
      • May 1-2, 2020
  • Take An Expedition Any Time!
    Any troop can schedule a mission to the Moon in the Expedition Center at the George Observatory! 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 the Chevron Expedition Center Program mission. This simulated space flight is adaptable for all age levels of Scouts.

Scouts@HMNS is generously supported by Occidental Petroleum.

Located Here
George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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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