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THE JOURNEY BEGINS

SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKND HOURS:
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,  MAY 25 AND 26 (10 AM - 8PM)

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

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ANNUAL EVENTS AT MOODY GARDENS

May
Wed
22
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

May
Sat
25
OPENING: Australia's Great Wild North 3D
MG3D Theater

OPENING: Australia's Great Wild North 3D

When: All Day

Where: MG3D Theater

Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season. These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth.
The coast, rivers and waterholes are haunted by sharks. The plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes, but the apex predator here is a living dinosaur, the salt water crocodile. They have been on the planet in almost identical form for 200 million years – even surviving the extinction of the rest of the dinosaurs.
Australia’s Great Wild North will carry the viewers across the whole Top End of Australia, from the wild Kimberly coast through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.

 
May
Sat
25
OPENING DAY: Dora Diego Let's Explore Exhibit
Discovery Museum

OPENING DAY: Dora Diego Let's Explore Exhibit

When: 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Discovery Museum

Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at the Discovery Museum in the new exhibit Dora and  Diego—Let’s Explore! The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for your preschooler to explore as they learn and play along

May
Sat
25
Palm Beach Open Weekends in May

Palm Beach Open Weekends in May

When: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where:

OPEN:  May 25, 26, 27
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.
 

May
Sat
25
OPENING DAY: Dora Diego 4D

OPENING DAY: Dora Diego 4D

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

Dora, Diego and Boots need your help to protect the animals of the rainforest from Swiper’s out-of-control Robot Butterfly! ¡Vámonos! The Robot Butterfly is swiping the water and plants that the animals need. Join your adventurous amigos on Nickelodeon’s high-speed, eye-popping chase from the tropical rainforest to the icy Arctic! Let’s catch that Robot Butterfly and protect the rainforest!

May
Mon
27
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

May
Tue
28
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

May
Wed
29
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jun
Sat
01
Palm Beach Open Daily
Palm Beach

Palm Beach Open Daily

When: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Palm Beach

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.
 

Jun
Mon
03
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Jun
Tue
04
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jun
Wed
05
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jun
Mon
10
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Jun
Tue
11
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jun
Wed
12
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jun
Mon
17
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Jun
Tue
18
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jun
Wed
19
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

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

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:

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

SAVY volunteers at Moody Gardens

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

Volunteering

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.

Internships

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

Conservation

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.

greenmountainenergysunclub.com

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.

oneworldoneoceanfoundation.org

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.

belizebotanic.org

SAVY volunteers at Moody Gardens

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!

Education at Moody Gardens

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!

Pyramid Kids Camp

Boys in Moody Gardens day camp

Kids ages 2 to 13 are invited to participate in a unique variety of camps that are fun and educational. Sign-up for our Pyramid Kids Camp mailing list and receive free information about our upcoming camps as they are announced.

Camp Dates & Descriptions

Registration: For additional information or to register for a camp, please call 409-683-4325 or email us at education@moodygardens.org. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Reservations and pre-payment are required for all programs. Moody Gardens members and UTMB Employees receive a 15% discount on all camp programs.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming camps.

Educator Programs

Educator Open House

Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spend the day with Moody Gardens. Come checkout our attractions and see what we and other Galveston attractions have to offer. This is a free event for Educators.

More Information

Educator Workshops

$55 per person, includes lunch

Moody Gardens Educator Workshops provide the opportunity to enhance your curriculum. All workshops are TEKS aligned and offer a multitude of hands on activities and educational materials to inspire your students.

Upcoming workshops

Curriculum Guides

Help make the most of your visit by downloading a copy of the curriculum:

» Tropical Rainforest Curriculum

» Ocean Scientists & Ocean Champions Curriculum

» SpongeBob SubPants (K-3) Learning Guide

» SpongeBob SubPants (4-6) Learning Guide

If you would like to receive e-mails about our Education Programs, Click Below!

Overnight Adventures

Moody Gardens offers two adventurous sleepovers which allow students to spend the night exploring one of our exciting attractions. Each program includes a late-night pizza snack and a light breakfast. Chaperones required.

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 a.m.

Cost: $1,000 for up to 20 people, $50 for each additional guest

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Call 409-683-4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.org for information and reservations.

Boy at Moody Gardens

Creatures of the Night

Explore the rainforest after dark. Hear, touch, taste, and smell your way through the night to discover how nocturnal creatures live. The evening includes a variety of activities, including a tour of the Rainforest Pyramid. Participants spend the night in the Rainforest Entrance.

Girls in Moody Gardens Aquarium

Night Under the Sea

Spend the night in the Aquarium and discover a world much different from your own! Make discoveries of ocean habitats, creatures that live within them, and relationships they share during your night expedition. The evening includes a variety of activities, including a tour of the Aquarium Pyramid.

Already participated in a sleepover? CLICK HERE to fill out a sleepover evaluation.

Scout Programs

Visit Moody Gardens and work towards earning a badge at the same time! Each workshop includes an attraction visit and fun, hands-on activities. Most or all of the badge requirements are completed during the workshop. Ask us about combining your workshop with a sleepover to create a rewarding overnight adventure.

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 409-683-4325 or e-mail us at scouts@moodygardens.org for information and reservations.

Cub Scouts

All NEW Cub Scout Workshops coming soon!

Price: $100.00 for up to 10 participants (scouts and chaperones) and $10.00 each additional participants (scouts and chaperones)

We require 1 chaperone to every 5 scouts in the badge workshop. Non-scout children are not permitted to attend the workshop.

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Day offers boy scouts the opportunity to complete most of all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! 

CLICK HERE for upcoming Merit Badge Days

Girl Scouts

At Moody Gardens girls can work on their Naturalist and Journey badges, see environments from around the world, try their skills on our ropes course and zip-line, and so much more.

Download free activity packets from the links below to help complete badges during your visit! Additional packets will be uploaded throughout the year.

Discounted tickets are available through group sales at 409-683-4558

» Juniors: Flowers Badge - Click Here

» Brownie: Bug Badge - Click Here

» Daisies: Daisies at Moody Gardens - Click Here

» Cadette: Tree Badge - Click Here

Home School Programs

Join us for Moody Gardens Home School Days. Discover the amazing world of rainforests, oceans and more as you participate in programs and exciting, hands-on activities. Home School Days are hosted the second Wednesday, October through September.

2019 - 20 Homeschool Days Schedule
Coming Soon!

REGISTRATION

Click here to register for members and non-members

For additional information, please call 409-683-4290 or click here to email us directly!

Outreach Programs

Education Workshop at Moody Gardens

Outreach Programs

Moody Gardens Road Show brings bio-facts, artifacts, photographs and fun facts to you with a variety of program themes! Programs include: 

Insects: the Un-sung Hero, Penguins’ Palaces, 
Corals: Communities of the Ocean, Frankly Frogs, and 
Rainforest: It’s Connection to you. Programs are aligned with appropriate grade level TEKS and led by Moody Gardens’ expert staff.

Presentations are 45 minutes long with a maximum of 50 students per presentation.

Price: $100.00/ Presentation (maximum of five presentations per day) Reservations more than sixty miles from Galveston will include a mileage fee. 

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 409-683-4331 or e-mail us at outreach@moodygardens.com for information and reservations.

Birthday Parties

Changes to Packages & Pricing Coming Soon! BOOK NOW TO LOCK IN 2018 RATE!

Birthday Party at Moody Gardens Aquarium

Leave the planning to us! Celebrate your child’s birthday at Moody Gardens with one of our exciting birthday party packages. Packages include cake, paper goods, invitations, a private party room for two hours, entry to the corresponding exhibit for 32 guests and more!

Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. For additional information or to make reservations, call 409-683-4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.org

CLICK HERE for party themes and pricing

Field Trips

Let the pyramids become your classroom and experience the natural world firsthand. Supplement your TEKS requirements with a field trip to Moody Gardens. Guided and unguided programs available. 

Reservations for Exploration and Funday Programs are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

Exploration Program

Join us for a guided rainforest or ocean-themed presentation and tour. Prices start at $7.95 per person.

Funday Programs

Custom-design your learning experience with this unguided option. Prices range from $5.95 for one attraction to $36 for all attractions. (Palm Beach and special exhibits not included.)

Title 1 discounts are available for visits between August and February. 

CLICK HERE for more information

CLICK HERE for Meal Deals

Please call 409-683-4203 or 409-683-4362 for more information and reservations.

Giant River Otter at Moody Gardens
Penguin at Moody Gardens
Orchid at Moody Gardens

Animal Information 

Moody Gardens is one of the premier educational and recreational facilities in the Southwest and offers visitors the opportunity to view and visit with a very diverse collection of animals. In fact, over 5,500 animals representing 650 different species currently reside at Moody Gardens.

Scavenger Hunts

General

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 Aquarium

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Rainforest

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