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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.

  1. Book a Tee Time

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

  1. Get Involved

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


Earth Day
April 20

Earth Day

When: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: April 20

Learn about the planet and what you can do to protect it with special “One Earth, One Choice” activities and presentations. Exhibits throughout the property will showcase some of the issues that pose a threat to the environment and wildlife. Enjoy keeper talks, learn about important environmental issues and learn how to better protect the planet and all of the residents we share it with.


Easter in the Gardens Buffets
Oleander Bowl, Garden Restaurant, Hotel Re

Easter in the Gardens Buffets

When: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Oleander Bowl, Garden Restaurant, Hotel Re

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free to the public, the Annual Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled, for children are invited to explore the Oleander Bowl in pursuit of eggs and treats. The Easter Bunny stops by for the fun as kids also play a variety of games for prizes and a petting zoo.
In addition to all of the fun and excitement outdoors, Easter Buffet feasts will be available at both the Garden Restaurant and the Moody Gardens Hotel on Easter Sunday. Please visit www.moodygardens.org for menus, prices and reservation information.


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.

Palm Beach Open Weekends in May
Palm Beach

Palm Beach Open Weekends in May

When: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Palm Beach

OPEN:  May 18, 19, 25, 26, 17
OPEN DAILY: June 1 - August 18
OPEN:  August 24, 25, 31, Sept., 1 and 2nd

Grab your sunglasses and sink your toes in the white sand. Galveston’s favorite summer hangout, Palm Beach, is now better than ever. You and your family will love relaxing on the lazy river, our 18-foot tower slides and wave pool.

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:

CLICK HERE for more information

Celebrate Earth Day at Moody Gardens

Learn more about our planet, and what you can do to protect it, with special “One Earth, One Choice” activities and presentations that the entire family can enjoy.

8:30 am:  

Showing of the Lorax: (Free to the public). Click here to RSVP

Free Yoga Class in the Butterfly Garden: Click here to RSVP 

10 am - 12 pm:  
Two for 1 admission to Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience located in the Garden Lobby to the first 100 people.

10 am - 3 pm:  

  • Keeper Chats with animals in Visitor Center
  • Arts and crafts
  • Earth Day Expo with booths featuring Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, conservationists and more!
  • Backyard Wilderness 3D, Sharks 3D, Secret Ocean 3D and other conservation-focused films in in the MG Theater.


Adults: $59.95
Children (4-12), Seniors (65+): $49.95

This includes admission to the Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, Discovery Museum, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and SpongeBob SubPants Adventure.

After learning what you can do to protect the earth, immerse yourself in the spectacular wonders of our Rainforest Pyramid. Moody Gardens will offer an Earth Day Special Value Pass on April 20 only.

SAVY volunteers at Moody Gardens

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info

Aquarium Pyramid

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

Volunteers in Moody Gardens
Dive Volunteer at Moody Gardens


Moody Gardens relies on volunteers to support our staff and mission of providing an educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. Moody Gardens’ volunteers assist us in achieving our mission through active service in several departments throughout property. Whether in education, horticulture, or assisting keepers and aquarists, volunteers make an impact every day. They are essential in providing a rich and enjoyable experience for all our visitors. If you are looking for an extremely rewarding long-term service opportunity, we hope you will join our team!

CLICK HERE for Adult Volunteering Information

CLICK HERE for Teen Volunteering (SAVY)

CLICK HERE for Special Event Volunteering

CLICK HERE for Corporate & Group Volunteering 

Hope Therapy

Hope Therapy at Moody Gardens was inspired by the son of Foundation Trustee Robert L. Moody, who sustained a head injury in an automobile accident and who subsequently discovered the healing benefits of therapy utilizing animals and nature. Opening in January 1986, Hope Therapy became the cornerstone of Moody Gardens, an internationally recognized program that offered rehabilitative horseback-riding (Hippotherapy) to mentally and to physically disabled individuals.

Today's Hope Therapy offers Horticultural Therapy, through which individuals with disabilities can improve sensory awareness and motor abilities, regain confidence, and learn new skills to prepare for employment opportunities. The massive greenhouse and Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens are tended in part by these special clients.

Vocational Training, or Supported Employment also is an important part of the program. This provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to develop the necessary skills to gain and maintain a job. Moody Gardens employs many of these individuals on a full and part-time basis. We will work with job coaches, as needed.

For individuals with special needs looking for employment, please contact our Human Resources Department at (409)683-4275 or (409)683-4271

Hope Therapy Events

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

Art in the Gardens

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Growing Together at Moody Gardens

Volunteers Needed:

Please, click here to email our Volunteer Coordinator or
call 409-683-4108 to find out about volunteer opportunities.


Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program at Moody Gardens. We are proud to offer college students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of their choice. As part of the Moody Gardens mission, education is an important part of the experience. Internships provide an outstanding opportunity for students to learn and grow.

CLICK HERE for information on How To Apply and Deadlines 

intern at Moody Gardens


Turtle at Moody Gardens Aquarium

Animal Rehabilitation

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.

Species Survival Plans

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.

Sustainable Seafood

Moody Gardens is an active partner of Seafood Watch, lending conservation efforts by engaging in and promoting the Seafood Watch program through recommendations of sustainable seafood and healthy ocean choices in the local community. Learn more about Seafood Watch at seafoodwatch.org

Conservation at Moody Gardens

Green Initiatives

Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, Moody Gardens® was able to launch the new recycling program with solar powered recycling units. By 2016, Moody Gardens® aims to reduce landfill-bound waste by 75% with the new Sustainability and Conservation Action Team Program.


Conservation at Moody Gardens

One World One Ocean Foundation

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.


Conservation at Moody Gardens

Saving the Rainforest: Belize Botanic Gardens

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.