Attendees at The George Observatory’s Rocket Day this Saturday morning will have more than water rockets to show for it.
After a morning of learning about rockets and how they work, kids will build their own water rockets and launch them with the help of adult volunteers.
Afterwards, children and their parents can enter The Expedition Center, board the S.S. Observer and embark on a mission to the Moon, participating in real astronaut training and learning how problem-solving can make or break any mission.
Our simulated space flights are usually reserved for large groups, so Rocket Day represents a rare chance to enjoy simulated space flight for individuals! The mission is most appropriate for ages 7 and up; children 7 to 9 will need adult supervision.
Once you’re done exploring outer space, why not explore Brazos Bend State Park? With six lakes, multiple hiking trails and a fantastic hands-on nature center there is plenty to do and see.
In fact, stay all day and join us Saturday night for the Perseid Meteor Shower Party! Meteors will become visible around 10 p.m. and will become more frequent as dawn approaches. Snacks, blankets and sleeping babes are welcome.
To learn more about Rocket Day and our simulated space missions, please call 281-242-3055 or visit our website.
What: Rocket Day at the George Observatory
When: Saturday, August 11; 10 a.m. to noon
Where: The George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park. Please note that regular park entrance fees apply: $7 per person, free for kids 12 and under.
How much: $20 per child, free for adults