ICE LAND & Festival of Lights Tickets On Sale

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the COOLEST Holiday Destination! Buy Tickets Here

Aquarium Renovations: Wave 6

 Wave 6 of Aquarium Renovations, CLOSED August 22 - November 11, 2016.

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

ICE LAND & Festival of Lights Tickets On Sale

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the COOLEST Holiday Destination! Buy Tickets Here

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE, More info here!

Ice Carver VIP Experience!

See our ice carvers in action! Oct 1 - Nov 6. Details

Dinosaurs in Motion Now Open!

Back from extinction! See Dinosaurs in Motion in the Discovery Pyramid! 

Ghostly Gardens, October 30

Trick-or-treating, face painting, costumes and more

Aquarium Renovations: Wave 6

 Wave 6 of Aquarium Renovations, CLOSED August 22 - November 11, 2016.

Dino Island 2 Now Playing!

Dino Island 2 is NOW PLAYING in the 4D Special FX Theater! 

ICE LAND & Festival of Lights Tickets On Sale

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the COOLEST Holiday Destination! Buy Tickets Here

Construction is underway!

Watch crews create ICE LAND: ICE SCULPTURES, A Caribbean Christmas, LIVE on our webcam!

It's Not Goodbye... It's SEA YA LATER! 

Aquarium Pyramid closed August 22 - November 11

We're excited to announce a multi-phased renovation for the Aquarium Pyramid! Guests can look forward to a fun and awe-inspiring experience. 

CLICK HERE for details and a complete schedule.




EXPLORE the ocean and meet penguins, sharks and more at the Aquarium Pyramid®.

ENJOY an authentic rainforest adventure and close encounters with free-roaming monkeys, macaws and other endangered animals and plants at the Rainforest Pyramid®.

CLIMB the  five-tier Sky Trail® Ropes Course and SOAR over Palm Beach on the Zip Line.

LEARN about the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum® or IMMERSE yourself at the MG 3D Theater and 4D Theater. Go on an adventure with your favorite Bikini Bottomites during our SpongeBob SubPants Adventure.

EMBARK on a Colonel Paddlewheel Boat cruise, HAVE FUN during the summer at the lazy river, wave pool and more at Palm Beach, Galveston's only white sand beach.

RELAX and indulge in a little island time at the beautiful Moody Gardens® Hotel or take on a new CHALLENGE at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for list of annual events

We Were Prepared Book Signing
MG3D Theater

We Were Prepared Book Signing

When: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: MG3D Theater

Join us for a very special presentation in the MG3D Theater by Frank Urbanic about the important role that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts played during the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This event is scheduled for 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Please register in advance by September 28 by clicking HERE.

Frank Billingsley Presentation
4D Special FX Theater

Frank Billingsley Presentation

When: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Where: 4D Special FX Theater

Chief Meteorologist is no stranger to Galveston Island and our weather. The Friends of Moody Gardens invites you to a special event Saturday October 1st 2016 where he will make a presentation about “Island Weather – We Get It All”. The cost is $16/pp for FOMG members and $25/pp for non-members. Make checks payable to Friends of Moody Gardens and mail to Ellen Perry, 2903 Dominique Drive, Galveston, Texas 77551. For details and if you wish to join the FOMG, call Ellen (409) 740-6842. Reservation deadline is September 24. Space is limited so reserve early! The presentation will be held in the 4-D Theater at 10:00 a.m.  A buffet Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. in The Garden Restaurant following.

Gritty Goddess
Moody Gardens

Gritty Goddess

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

It’s a 5K obstacle course built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability. It’s a way to get back to nature, and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies! For details visit their website.

Moody Gardens Blog

Visit our blog for behind-the-scenes updates, contests, games and the latest from Moody Gardens. 

Latest Posts

9.13.16 Seas The Day: Corals

8.30.16 What You "Otter Know" about our Otters!

8.17.16 School is in Session!

8.10.16 BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

7.25.16 Welcoming Sam the Sea Lion!

7.21.16 Baby Fever at Moody Gardens!

7.19.16 Sea Turtles

7.13.16 Celebrate Good Times

7.1.16 Happy Christmas In July!

6.28.16 Shark U Week at Moody Gardens!

6.15.16 The Screen That Saves

6.8.16 World Oceans Day!

6.6.16 Out To Sea!

5.11.16 Summer Time with Pyramid Kids Camps!

5.5.16 Morticia the Corpse Flower Blooms!

4.27.16 Summer Breeze at Palm Beach

4.25.16 World Penguin Day 2016

4.22.16 Leaf Cutter Ants at Moody Gardens

4.7.16 Earth Day Celebrations

4.1.16 Birding Classes Offered at Moody Gardens

3.21.16 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on the BIGGEST screen in TEXAS!

1.5.16 Jungle Love

12.24.15 Take a Ride on the Polar Express

12.16.15 Happy birthday, Wagner, the Oldest Chinstrap Penguin in North America!

11.30.15 The Story Behind our Chinese Lanterns

11.24.15 Food Drive Thursdays for Festival of Lights

9.29.15 Moody Gardens Grieves Loss of Presley the Harbor Seal

8.31.15 Taking Time for Turtles

8.20.15 Happy Birthday, Murphy and Diablo

8.7.15 BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival: Let’s Get Crafty

8.23.15 Moody Gardens Recognizes Six Outstanding Animal Care Professionals

7.7.15 Shark Finning Banned in Texas

6.22.15 #JurassicZooKeepers: Moody Gardens Edition! 

6.3.15 Moody Gardens Assists Texas State Aquarium with Restocking Efforts

5.26.15 Taveta Golden Weavers

5.18.15 SpongeBob SubPants Adventure Opens Memorial Day Weekend in Grand Style

4.9.15 MG SPOTLIGHT: Wild Almond Tree

3.31.15 MOODY MADNESS: Favorite MG Animal

3.5.15 Birding at the Rainforest Pyramid

2.25.15 Rainforest Birthdays: Cooper & Davita

2.3.15 Sweethearts of the North Pacific: Presley and Porter

10.22.14 World's First Giant Screen 6P Laser Projection System to Debut at MG 3D Theater

CLICK HERE to visit our BLOG


Moody Gardens Attractions & Hotel
Aquarium Pyramid Aerial View
Aquarium Pyramid Caribbean Tunnel
Rainforest Pyramid View
Rainforest Pyramid Macaw Pond
Palm Beach
Ropes Course & Zip Line
Zip Line
Discovery Pyramid View
MG 3D Theater
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Moody Gardens Golf Course

Web Cams

Online Photo Kiosk

Get your photo taken at Moody Gardens and you'll be handed a card with a code. With this code you can retrieve your photos onsite at any of our photo kiosks. Photos will be posted once a day online.

CLICK HERE to look up your photos*

For questions, email


Special Event hosted by Moody Gardens

Whether it is a corporate event with a catered dinner, a group outing to visit the Moody Gardens attractions, or your child’s sixth birthday party with a surprise visit from a real penguin, the staff at Moody Gardens knows how to make your group event special and memorable. Special packages are available for groups of 20 or more.

Group Sales:

Jennifer Kinard at 1-800-582-4673 ext 4362
Bob Haggard at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4203

Corporate Groups:

Quinnten Cleveland at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4338

CLICK HERE for more information


The Moody Gardens Education Department strives to provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants. From teacher workshops and field trips to sleepovers and birthday parties, kids of all ages will have an experience like no other!

Click here for more information 


SAFE logo

S.A.F.E. | Saving Animals from Extinction 

For decades, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have been leaders in species survival, and are already working to restore more than 30 species to healthy wild populations, including the American bison, the California condor and a variety of aquatic species. Through SAFE, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums will convene scientists and stakeholders globally to identify the factors threatening species, develop Conservation Action Plans, collect new resources and engage the public.

Turtle at Moody Gardens Aquarium


Working with different organizations, Moody Gardens® has provided assistance whenever possible aiding in the recovery and release of sea turtles, fish and other marine animals as they return to the wild. In the Aquarium Pyramid®, guests will find rescued Kemp’s Ridley turtles, loggerhead turtles, seals and more.


As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Moody Gardens® wants to help ensure the continued survival of selected wildlife species. One of the ways Moody Gardens® and other institutions help is by participating in Species Survival Plans or SSPs. This is a cooperative effort made by zoos and aquariums around the country to help maintain healthy captive populations of endangered species. Currently, Moody Gardens® is involved in a variety of SSP programs, including the Pink Pigeon, Ocelot, Scarlet Ibis, Fairy Bluebird, and Two-Toed Sloth.

Conservation at Moody Gardens
Conservation at Moody Gardens
Conservation at Moody Gardens


Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, Moody Gardens® was able to launch the new recycling program with solar powered recycling units.


Moody Gardens® created an elaborate exhibit at the MG 3D Theater exit and donated more than $3,000 to the One World One Ocean Foundation. The exhibit highlights the importance of ocean conservation with staggering statistics and beautiful imagery.


Moody Gardens® donated more than $7,500 to the Belize Botanic Gardens to launch two rainforest conservation projects. The organization’s mission of conservation and education aims to serve the Belizean community and provide a scientific resource for botanical and horticultural institutions worldwide.