George Observatory

Just 30 Minutes south on 288 from Houston


Kid's Activities

Kid's Face Painting

Face painting will be available for the kids as will temporairy astronomically related tatoos!!

Button Making Activity for Kids

We supply the button making materials, the kids supply their creativity to make really cool buttons that they get to keep! It's like making their own souvenirs they can wear and show to their friends.

Important information from the George Observatory...

There are a few things to remember that make Astronomy Day safe and enjoyable for everyone:


No Running in the parking lot or inside the observatory viewing area

Only "Red Light" Flashlights Allowed on the Observing Deck

Astronomers use "red light" flashlights to keep their night vision - astronomers call it being "dark adapted." You can purchase "red light" flashlights at Land, Sea & Sky before the event, or at their display in the downstairs exhibit area during the event. You can also make your own by using red colored cellophane on the front of a regular flashlight.

Please do not touch the telescopes or observing equipment without permission.

Many of the telescopes that will be used for viewing by the general public on Astronomy Day are the personal property of Astronomy Day volunteers. It is proper astronomy etiquette to ask permission before touching a telescope.

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