The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre are closed for renovations.


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
(979) 553-3400

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