Indulge in some stargazing and enjoy educational exhibitions as you visit the freshly renovated George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park.
Operated by Houston Museum of Natural Science, the George Observatory is now reopen to the public following a two-year renovation process that helps serve visitors eager to peer into dark skies and the far-reaching cosmos.
The George Observatory has served galaxy gazers since its opening in 1989, and its new renovations will improve the visitor experience with resurfaced decks, fresh paint and new railings while also expanding their educational exhibitions.
Stationed in Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, the Observatory is open for public viewing on Saturdays, offering visitors a chance to see real time camera feeds from telescopes, interact with expert astronomers, and take a laser tour of the night sky.
If it happens to be cloudy on the night you swing by, no worries as astronomers will still be able to offer tours and thought-provoking talks on the solar system and greater universe.
George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park
- Location: 21901 FM 762 Road, Needville, Texas 77461
- Contact: 281-242-3055
- Parking: Lot parking available on-site.
- Hours: Tuesday to Saturday by reservation; Saturdays from 3pm to 11pm. Last entry at 9:30pm.
- Admission: $10 per person. During COVID, advance tickets are required and offered as a timed entry admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the George Observatory website.
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