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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Rocket Day

Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017 – Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
US/Central

Bring your junior Rocket enthusiasts out for a day of rocket launches and a mission to the Moon! Kids learn about rockets and how they work, build a water rocket and then launch it. After the launches, we blast into space aboard the S.S. Observer for a simulated spaceflight. Kids become astronauts and use teamwork and problem-solving to accomplish their mission.
  • Next Rocket Days: July 29, August 26
  • Time: 10 a.m. to noon
  • Pricing: Children: $30; Adults: FREE
    The George Observatory is located inside Brazos Bend State Park. To access the observatory, please note that regular park entrance fees apply. Adults and children over 12 years old are $7 per person; children under 12 are free.

The Chevron Expedition Center will be open for children and adults to sign up to fly on a simulated space flight to the Moon. Usually only open to groups with reservations, for this special event, individuals can sign up to participate. The mission is most appropriate for ages 7 and up. Children ages 7-9 need an adult present. Register here.

While you’re here, explore Brazos Bend State Park! With six lakes, plenty of hiking trails and a fantastic nature center complete with a hands-on gator discovery display, there’s plenty to do and see.

Please call 281-242-3055 for more information.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $15 (ages 3-11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $15
    • Seniors (62+): $15
    • Military (with ID): $8
    • Groups (10+): $8
    • School Groups: $3.50
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Free Thursdays: 2-5 pm Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders – all for free!

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for Museum members $10 for nonmembers with Museum ticket stub and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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