Summer

ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

The holidays just got a whole lot cooler CLICK HERE

Festival of Lights

Largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast! Nov. 15 - Jan. 3 CLICK HERE

Ropes Course & Zip Line

Challenge yourself at Galveston's newest attractions! CLICK HERE

Great White Shark 3D

See the Great White on the LARGEST screen in Texas. CLICK HERE

Become a Member!

Enjoy Moody Gardens All Year Long! CLICK HERE 

EXPERIENCE LIFE AT MOODY GARDENS®, GALVESTON ISLAND!

WORK OR PLAY, THE TROPICAL SPLENDOR SURROUNDS YOU IN THIS LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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

LEARN about the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum® or IMMERSE yourself at the MG 3D Theater, 4D Theater and Ridefilm Theater.

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.

CHILL OUT at the Coolest Holiday Destination in the Southwest at the new ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants and the Festival of Lights

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.

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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
Real Pirates Exhibition
MG 3D Theater
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Web Cams

Penguin Web Cam
Pyramid Web Cam
Seal Web Cam
ICE LAND Web Cam

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for list of annual events

Oct
Sun
26
Ghostly Gardens (FREE)
Visitor Center Lobby

Ghostly Gardens (FREE)

When: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Visitor Center Lobby

 Spooktacular fun will include free trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the complex, Creepy Crafts, face-painting and a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Families with at a member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount and pay just $5 per attraction per person to Moody Gardens attractions.

Oct
Tue
28
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Nov
Tue
04
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Nov
Sat
08
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Moody Gardens

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

When: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

REGISTRATION: October 13, 2014

BADGES: Communications ($25), Oceanography ($20), Nature Study ($25)

Merit Badge Day offers boy scouts the opportunity to complete most of all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! Please call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4320 or e-mail us at scouts@moodygardens.com for more information or to register. Registration begins at 9 am on the listed registration date.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Tue
11
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Nov
Sat
15
Debut of New 6P Laser Projection System
MG 3D Theater

Debut of New 6P Laser Projection System

When: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Where: MG 3D Theater

Moody Gardens visitors will be the first in the world to enjoy a state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience beginning November 15. The Moody Gardens MG 3D Theater, featuring the largest screen in Texas, will debut the world’s first 4K 3D giant 6-Primary laser projection system. Audiences will now see films on the new 60 by 80 foot white screen nearly three and a half times brighter than normal theaters, with vibrant colors and new 3D glasses technology. Along with the theater’s top-of-the-line 11.1 surround sound system, this new laser projection further distinguishes the MG 3D Theater as one of the premier cinema venues, giving viewers the best viewing experience in the world. 

Nov
Sat
15
Ice Age Exhibit Opens
Discovery Museum

Ice Age Exhibit Opens

When: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Discovery Museum

Ice Age is an exciting and educational exhibition that invites you to travel back in time to discover a frigid world, covered in ice and occupied by mammoths, saber-toothed cats, bears, gigantic birds, cave people and more. The exhibit features life-sized animatronic animals, real fossils, some of which can be touched by our guests, and cast skeletons set within elaborate Ice Age scenery. This exhibition will be featured in the Discovery Pyramid and provides a unique and exciting walk through the Ice Age epoch for families and visitors of all ages.

Nov
Sat
15
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Sat
15
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Sun
16
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Sun
16
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Mon
17
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Mon
17
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Tue
18
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Nov
Tue
18
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Tue
18
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Wed
19
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Wed
19
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Thu
20
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Thu
20
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Fri
21
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Fri
21
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Sat
22
ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

A skilled team of 31 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

CLICK HERE for more information

Nov
Sat
22
Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where:

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights. Guests will enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast every night this year! See Santa parachute in opening day. Walk along a mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice rink. Also check out the Arctic Ice Slide. 

CLICK HERE for more information

Moody Gardens Blog

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

Latest Posts

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4.15.14 Earth Day Celebration on April 19

3.19.14 Moody Madness

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 Get Involved

GET INVOLVED AT MOODY GARDENS BY VOLUNTEERING OR SUPPORTING OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS

GET INVOLVED AT MOODY GARDENS BY VOLUNTEERING OR SUPPORTING OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Here's How to Get Involved:

  • Volunteering (Adults, Teens, Corporate)
  • Hope Therapy Programs & Events
  • Venturing
  • Internships
  • Conservation Efforts

CLICK HERE for more information.

Groups

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:

Erika Edwards at 1-800-582-4673 ext 4362
Bob Haggard at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4203

Corporate Groups:

Cindi Smith at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4338

CLICK HERE for more information