George Observatory

FROM THE Education

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 will reopen to the public on Friday, March 19 after nearly two years undergoing an extreme makeover. First opened in the fall of 1989, the observatory has been closed for long-awaited renovations since 2019. Join us on deck for real time camera feeds from the telescopes, expert interactions with astronomers and a laser tour of the night sky.

Due to social distancing requirements, opening weekend tickets will be offered on a limited capacity basis. Advance ticket purchase is required. 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.