Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.
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
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
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
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.
Visit our blog for behind-the-scenes updates, contests, games and the latest from Moody Gardens.
01..01.19 - The Birds of Moody Gardens - Reflections
12.27.18 - The Birds of Moody Gardens, Merry Christmas
11.27.18 - In the Mood for Delicious Food!
04.24.18 Birds of Moody Gardens - Featherfest
04.12.18 Birds of Moody Gardens - Fallout!
02.08.18 The Birds of Moody Gardens - January
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.
Jennifer Kinard at 409-683-4362
Caitlin Sampson at 409-683-4203
Quinnten Cleveland at 409-683-4338
CLICK HERE for more information
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.
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:
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.
Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!
Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info
Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid
See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,
More info here!
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 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.