Spring Break 2017 Hours and Programs

All programs are subject to capacity limits. Twilight Programs & Star Parties typically sell out and our Daytime Programs frequently sell out during busy periods like Spring Break. To ensure program participation, make advance reservations using the online system below.


Spring Break for most Texas schools in 2017 is March 11-18. To accommodate the much larger than usual crowds we see during this peak period, the Frank Bash Visitors Center will be offering additional Guided Tours, Solar Viewings, Twilight Programs, and Star Parties for this week only. Please note that the Guided Tours, Solar Viewings, Twilight Programs, and Star Parties are separate programs. The content of one is not included in the others. Signing up for one program does NOT entitle you to participate in another. Sign up for each program you plan to attend. While the Guided Tours and Solar Viewings have a combined pass much of year, to accommodate the much larger Spring Break crowds, these programs are separated during the week of Spring Break. To do both programs, sign up for each individually. Both Solar Viewings and Guided Tours begin at the Visitors Center during Spring Break. If your plans call for joining a Tour prior to a Solar Viewing, please allow 10-15 minutes to travel from the Tour ending location back to the Visitors Center. For more detailed descriptions of the our Spring Break programs, click here.

Prices listed below for Twilight Programs and Star Parties are for online reservations only - on the rare occasions when they might be available, prices for Twilight Programs and Star Parties are higher for passes purchased in person at the Visitors Center. The prices listed for Spring Break Solar Viewings and Guided Tours are the same whether purchased online or in person at the Visitors Center. As with any busy time, Guided Tours, Solar Viewings, Twilight Programs, and Star Parties can sell out quickly.

We're open every day from 10 AM - 5:30 PM and on Star Party nights, 10 AM through the end of Star Party (March 11-18 only).

All of the information on this page is valid only for the week of March 11-18, 2017. Please stop at The Frank Bash Visitors Center for more information.

Self Guided Tours of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope are available every day from 10 AM - 5 PM

Several of the Spring Break Star Parties are already (as of 2/21) nearly sold out! Make your reservations ASAP!

 

GUIDED TOUR SCHEDULE - SPRING BREAK (MARCH 2017)

75-80 minutes in length (please allow 10-15 minutes of travel time between Guided Tours and Solar Viewings)
$6 Adults | $5 Military/Senior(65+) | $5 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

10:30a
12:00p
1:30p
3:00p
3:45p

12

10:30a
11:15a

12:00p
1:30p
3:00p
3:45p

13

10:30a
11:15a
12:00p
12:45p
1:30p
2:15p
3:00p
3:45p
4:30p

14

10:30a
11:15a
12:00p
12:45p
1:30p
2:15p
3:00p
3:45p
4:30p

15

10:30a
11:15a
12:00p
12:45p
1:30p
2:15p
3:00p
3:45p
4:30p

16

10:30a
12:00p
1:30p
3:00p
3:45p

17

10:30a
11:15a
12:00p
12:45p
1:30p
2:15p
3:00p
3:45p
4:30p

18

10:30a
11:15a
12:00p
12:45p
1:30p
2:15p
3:00p
3:45p
4:30p

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PASSES ONLINE

 

SOLAR VIEWING SCHEDULE - SPRING BREAK (MARCH 2017)

45-50 minutes in length (please allow 10-15 minutes of travel time between Guided Tours and Solar Viewings)
$4 Adults | $3 Military/Senior(65+) | $3 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

12

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

13

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

14

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

15

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

16

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

17

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

18

11:00a
12:30p
2:00p
3:30p

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PASSES ONLINE

 

TWILIGHT PROGRAM SCHEDULE - SPRING BREAK (MARCH 2017)

55-60 minutes in length (Educational pre-Star Party program)
RESERVATION PRICES: $5 Adults | $5 Military/Senior(65+) | $5 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5

If the dates you're interested in are full, please either choose a different date or check back as we get closer to the date in question.
March 11th's programs will be "Earth's Companion: The Moon" while March 13-18 wll be "Modeling the Night Sky". Find out more about those programs here.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

5

 

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

4:45p
6:05p

12

 

13

6:00p
7:20p

14

6:00p
7:20p

15

6:00p
7:20p

16

 

17

6:00p
7:20p

18

6:00p
7:20p

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PASSES ONLINE

 

STAR PARTY SCHEDULE - SPRING BREAK (MARCH 2017)

2-2.5 hours in length (Evening telescope viewing at the Visitors Center)
RESERVATION PRICES: $12 Adults | $10 Military/Senior(65+) | $8 Children (6-12) | Free for Children 0-5

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
5

6

 

7

 

8

 

 

9

 

10

 

 

11

7:30p

 

12

 

13

8:45p

14

8:45p

 

15

8:45p

 

16

 

17

8:45p

 

18

8:45p

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PASSES ONLINE