Summer

Palm Beach Open for the Summer!

 Palm Beach is finally open! Read here for details & dates!

Wave 5: Aquarium Open for Summer!

Aquarium Renovations, OPEN for Summer 2016!

Wings of Wonder Bird Show!

 An UP-CLOSE encounter with some incredible avian creatures in the white exhibit tent!

Wild Africa 3D: Now Showing!

Come with us on a spectacular ride across, over, and through the magical realms of Africa!

Skeletown at the Discovery Museum

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

Wave 5: Aquarium Open for Summer!

 Aquarium Renovations, OPEN for Summer 2016!

The Jungle Book: Now Showing!

 The timeless classic returns and is better than ever! Watch the trailer here.

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

 PLEASE NOTE: THE RAINFOREST PYRAMID WILL CLOSE AT 2 PM MAY 31 - JUNE 3 FOR TREE MAINTENANCE.

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

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. 

Jun
Sat
04
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Palm Beach

Fireworks and concert from Gary-Michael Dahl Band. Event located at Palm Beach.

Jun
Fri
10
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Palm Beach

 Fireworks and concert from The Mockingbirds. Event located at Palm Beach.

Jun
Sat
11
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Palm Beach

 Fireworks and concert from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Event located at Palm Beach.

Jun
Mon
13
Day Camp
Education

Day Camp

When: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Education

Get ready for adventure as we discover the amazing worlds of oceans, rainforests, and much more during our exciting Day Camps! Campers will learn about animals and their habitats through hands on exploration. Each camp includes a variety of activities, including making crafts, conducting experiments, playing games, and participating in guided tours of the Pyramids Day camps are designed for campers ages 5-6 and 7-9.

Jun
Sat
18
Preschool Camp
Education

Preschool Camp

When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Education

Join us as we learn through story time, make a craft, have a themed snack, and visit one of the Pyramids at Moody Gardens. Preschool camps are designed for campers 3-4 years of age, accompanied by one adult.

Jun
Tue
21
Junior Scientist Camp
Education

Junior Scientist Camp

When: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Education

Join us to find out what skills are needed to be keepers of plants and animals at Moody Gardens during our Jr. Garden Artist and Jr. Keeper Camps. These camps include tours of the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids.

Jun
Thu
23
Scientist for a Day Camp
Education

Scientist for a Day Camp

When: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Education

 Learn what it’s like to be a keeper of plants and animals at Moody Gardens during our Garden Artist for a Day and Keeper for a Day Camps. Ages 12-13.

Moody Gardens Blog

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

Latest Posts

5.11.16 Summer Time with Pyramid Kids Camps!

5.5.16 Morticia the Corpse Flower Blooms!

4.27.16 Summer Breeze at Palm Beach

4.25.16 World Penguin Day 2016

4.22.16 Leaf Cutter Ants at Moody Gardens

4.7.16 Earth Day Celebrations

4.1.16 Birding Classes Offered at Moody Gardens

3.21.16 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on the BIGGEST screen in TEXAS!

1.5.16 Jungle Love

12.24.15 Take a Ride on the Polar Express

12.16.15 Happy birthday, Wagner, the Oldest Chinstrap Penguin in North America!

11.30.15 The Story Behind our Chinese Lanterns

11.24.15 Food Drive Thursdays for Festival of Lights

9.29.15 Moody Gardens Grieves Loss of Presley the Harbor Seal

8.31.15 Taking Time for Turtles

8.20.15 Happy Birthday, Murphy and Diablo

8.7.15 BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival: Let’s Get Crafty

8.23.15 Moody Gardens Recognizes Six Outstanding Animal Care Professionals

7.7.15 Shark Finning Banned in Texas

6.22.15 #JurassicZooKeepers: Moody Gardens Edition! 

6.3.15 Moody Gardens Assists Texa State Aquarium with Restocking Efforts

5.26.15 Taveta Golden Weavers

5.18.15 SpongeBob SubPants Adventure Opens Memorial Day Weekend in Grand Style

4.9.15 MG SPOTLIGHT: Wild Almond Tree

3.31.15 MOODY MADNESS: Favorite MG Animal

3.5.15 Birding at the Rainforest Pyramid

2.25.15 Rainforest Birthdays: Cooper & Davita

2.3.15 Sweethearts of the North Pacific: Presley and Porter

10.22.14 World's First Giant Screen 6P Laser Projection System to Debut at MG 3D Theater

CLICK HERE to visit our BLOG

Photos

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