HMNS – George Observatory

Plan a Visit

Travel Back in Time & Around the World

Explore a world of wonder—spanning culture, history, space, wildlife, and the sciences at HMNS.
The Observatory is open to the public for stargazing on Saturday nights. We also offer daytime visits for field trips, private group Friday night visits, and Expedition Center space missions for team-building or family fun!

Stargazing tickets are offered on a timed basis, and must be purchased in advance via our online box office. Field trips, group visits and missions require booking in advance by emailing Tickets are not available onsite.

A reminder email, with parking and check-in instructions, will be sent to the email address on file. Access inside the domes and viewing through telescope eyepieces is subject to availability and weather. Ticket holders will be contacted in the event of cancelation due to rain.

Tips on Parking and Access
Located in Brazos Bend State Park and requires a Day Pass to get to the Observatory.

Purchase Brazos Park Day Pass

Park in Nature Center Parking Lot

Hours & Admission

Our advance sales phone line (713) 639-4629 is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Last Entry 10:00 p.m.
General Admission
Adults & Children
Age 12+
Age 3 – 11
Age Under 2
Satellite Locations
Directions to our HMNS Museum Locations
HMNS – Hermann Park
Explore a world of wonder

5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 639-4629
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HMNS at Sugar Land
Unveiling the Mysteries of the Natural World

13016 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 313-2277
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George Observatory
Enjoy the Wonders of the Universe

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