The George Observatory


The George Observatory
21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461
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The George Observatory, located about one hour’s drive south of Houston in the attractive Brazos Bend State Park, is a satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The Observatory houses a Learning Center for Space Science Education, which takes participants on simulated space missions, complete with a mission control center and a spacecraft simulator. A meteorite exhibit features fragments of several famous meteorites, including a piece of the Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico carbonaceous chondrite meteorite, which fell to the Earth on Feb. 8, 1969. Open Saturdays Year Round! Regular Hours, Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daylight Savings Time Hours: Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. *Please note that entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily*