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Open November 17 - January 6

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

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November 17 - January 6: Join us for the Holiday Season with 8 Attractions: Ice Land:Pole to Pole, Festival of Lights, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides & Photos with Santa!


From the secrets of the rainforest to the ocean’s depths, a world of wonder awaits.
Explore it, your way today at Moody Gardens.


Make plans for your journey at Moody Gardens that include Ticket Prices, Animal Experiences, Discounts, Directions and more.

  1. Plan Your Visit

Purchase single day or value passes for our attractions and learn more about gift cards and membership passes.

  1. Buy Tickets

Stay at Moody Gardens Hotel and enjoy nearby attractions like the Moody Gardens Attractions and Moody Gardens Golf Course.

  1. Book Your Stay

With its stunning views, green fairways and gulf breeze, the Moody Gardens Golf Course has become one of the most popular golf courses in Texas.

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Experience the Rainforests of the World, Journey to New Depths in the newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, Explore new worlds in the MG 3D and 4D Special Effects Theater, take a deep-sea submarine voyage in the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure and more.

  1. Attractions

Enjoy Moody Gardens all year long with an Individual, Family or Seasonal Membership. Your membership includes unlimited admission to most Moody Gardens attractions and other fantastic benefits.

  1. Memberships

Educational efforts at Moody Gardens strive to provide learning experiences through Field Trips, Teacher Workshops, Birthday parties and more for our guests that will instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.

  1. Education

Get Involved at Moody Gardens through Volunteering, Conservation and Employment

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CLICK HERE for a Complete Schedule and Attraction Details.

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

Upcoming Events


Cirque Joyeux Dinner Show
Moody Gardens Hotel

Cirque Joyeux Dinner Show

When: 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel


Marvel in soaring acrobatics, amazing aerialists and gravity defying feats at the Moody Gardens Hotel. Enjoy a holiday buffet dinner and stroll through the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights.

Tickets are on sale now!
Adults: $59 - $109
Children (3-12): $39 - $109
Infants are free, with exception of specific premium seats

Non-Peak Dates:
12/21, 12/27,  1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4

Peak Dates:
12/22, 12/24, 12/25, 12/28, 12/29

No Show – 12/26

The dinner and show will run on the above dates with doors opening at 6:30 pm, the holiday buffet beginning at 6:30 pm, pre-show starts at 6:40 pm and the cirque performance starting at 7:30 pm.

Cirque Joyeux Matinees:
12/23, 12/30 and 12/31

Matinees on 12/23 and 12/30  – doors open at 3:00 pm and the cirque performance starting at 3:30 pm. There is no pre-show  or dinner for the matinee performances, concessions will be open.

Matinees on 12/31, New Year’s Eve, – doors open at 3:30 pm and the cirque performance starting at 4:00 pm. There is no pre-show  or dinner for the matinee performances, concessions will be open.

More info at MoodyChristmasShow.com or call (409)683-4186
Click here to book the Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show Couples Package
Click here to book the Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show Family Package

Christmas Dinner
Garden Restaurant

Christmas Dinner

When: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Garden Restaurant

Join us on Christmas Day for our Christmas Buffet at our Garden Restaurant, located inside our Visitors Center! Served from 11am - 8pm, take a break from cooking this year and enjoy Christmas Dinner at Moody Gardens! For more information, please call (409)683-4238.

Adults: $27.95
Seniors: $19.95
Children (5-12): $13.95

Click here to see the menu.

Christmas Dinner at Moody Gardens Hotel
Cafe in the Park

Christmas Dinner at Moody Gardens Hotel

When: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Cafe in the Park

We are offering a special Christmas Day Dinner Buffet on December 25, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, located at our Hotel Restaurant: Cafe in the Park.

Adults: $35.95
Seniors $25.95
Children (ages 4 to 12): $15.95 

New Years Palooza
Moody Gardens Hotel

New Years Palooza

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Something new this year! An action-packed adventure awaits you at Moody Gardens New Year's Palooza. Our end-of-the-year bash brings in the New Year with exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Click here to see the full itinerary. For package information please visit www.moodygardenshotel.com or contact 409-741-8484.

Click here to book the New Year's Palooza couples package.
?Click here to book the New Year's Palooza family package.

Growing Together at Moody Gardens

Growing Together at Moody Gardens

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Moody Gardens has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide an educational program offered to individuals with early onset Alzheimer’s and one family member or caretaker. Growing Together at Moody Gardens is a hands on, interactive learning experience using arts and crafts, exotic animal experiences, tours through sections of our exhibits and attractions, Moody Gardens staff presentations and much more! By participating in Growing Together at Moody Gardens, caretakers and family members can use these monthly programs as a fun and exciting topic to reflect back on and discuss in their spare time. Click here for more information.

Moody Gardens Blog

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

CLICK HERE to visit our BLOG

Photo Kiosk

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 photosmgr@moodygardens.org

Group Sales


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 409-683-4362
Caitlin Sampson at 409-683-4203

Corporate Groups:

Quinnten Cleveland at 409-683-4338

CLICK HERE for more information

Hope Therapy

Get Involved

Get involved at Moody Gardens through Volunteering, Conservation and Employment!

Here's How to Get Involved:

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