Summer

National Parks Adventure 3D

BIG NATURE. BIG SCREEN. Watch the trailer.

Welcome back the Penguins!

 Aquarium renovations enter new phase, penguins return to their habitat.

Skeletown at the Discovery Museum

Learn about the skeleton from the inside - out in this interactive exhibit. More information.

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discover Pyramid!

Welcome back the Penguins!

  Aquarium renovations enter new phase, penguins return to their habitat.

EXPERIENCE LIFE AT MOODY GARDENS®, GALVESTON ISLAND!

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

PLAN YOUR VISIT

We're excited to announce a multi-phased renovation for the Aquarium Pyramid! Guests can look forward to a fun and awe-inspiring experience. CLICK HERE for details and a complete schedule.

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

LEARN about the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum® or IMMERSE yourself at the MG 3D Theater and 4D Theater. Go on an adventure with your favorite Bikini Bottomites during our SpongeBob SubPants Adventure.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE for list of annual events

May
Sun
08
Mother's Day
Moody Gardens

Mother's Day

When: All Day

Where: Moody Gardens

This Mother’s Day, May 8, treat the mother in your life to fantastic dining options, signature spa services or tickets to experience the wonderful Moody Gardens attractions. Find more information here.

May
Sat
14
Golf Course Demo Day
Moody Gardens Golf Course

Golf Course Demo Day

When: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens Golf Course

This is a great opportunity to try the new clubs from Titleist, Callaway and Ping. Listen to Doug Pike in the morning on Sports Talk 790 AM from 7 AM - 10 AM. 

May
Sat
21
Palm Beach Opens (weekends)
Palm Beach

Palm Beach Opens (weekends)

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

 Palm Beach opens for the season on May 21, 2016 (weekends only) and opens daily starting June 4.

May
Sat
21
Birding 201
Aquarium Lobby

Birding 201

When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Lobby

Birding 201 classes will allow participants, led by an instructor, to visit areas on the island and spy some of the tremendous variety of birds here. The cost for the class is $5, and Moody Gardens® will provide the transportation. Birding 201 classes will be offered the third Saturday of each month. To reserve a spot, please call 409-683-4101 no later than the Wednesday prior to the Saturday class.

Jun
Sat
04
Palm Beach Opens (daily)
Palm Beach

Palm Beach Opens (daily)

When: 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

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. Palm Beach is closed for the season. 

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

Web Cams

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

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:

Karla Lopez at 1-800-582-4673 ext 4362
Bob Haggard at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4203

Corporate Groups:

Quinnten Cleveland at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4338

CLICK HERE for more information

Conservation

S.A.F.E. | Saving Animals from Extinction 

For decades, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have been leaders in species survival, and are already working to restore more than 30 species to healthy wild populations, including the American bison, the California condor and a variety of aquatic species. Through SAFE, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums will convene scientists and stakeholders globally to identify the factors threatening species, develop Conservation Action Plans, collect new resources and engage the public.

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.

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

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

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