Summer

Aquarium Renovations: Wave 6

 Wave 6 of Aquarium Renovations, CLOSED August 22 - November 11, 2016.

BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival!

 The BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is September 2-4! More info & tickets here.

Aquarium Renovations: Wave 6

Wave 6 of Aquarium Renovations, CLOSED August 22 - November 11, 2016.

Beach, Brews & Bands!

 Spend your Labor Day weekend the proper way at Beach, Brews & Bands

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

Tiny Giants 3D NOW PLAYING!

 The TINY GIANTS have arrived! See them in the MG3D theater today! 

Aquarium Renovations: Wave 6

 Wave 6 of Aquarium Renovations, CLOSED August 22 - November 11, 2016.

Moody Gardens has the coolest holiday attractions

 Moody Gardens has a brand new ICE LAND: Ice Sculpture theme for the 2016 Holidays

BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

 The BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is September 2-4! More info & tickets here.

Construction is underway!

Watch crews create ICE LAND: ICE SCULPTURES, A Caribbean Christmas, LIVE on our webcam!

It's Not Goodbye... It's SEA YA LATER! 

Aquarium Pyramid closed August 22 - November 11

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.

EXPERIENCE LIFE AT MOODY GARDENS®, GALVESTON ISLAND!

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

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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

Aug
Sat
27
Adaptive Water Sports Festival
Offatts Bayou

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

When: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Offatts Bayou

Individuals with special needs are invited to the Adaptive Water Sports Festival with a U.S. Paralympic Experience at Moody Gardens. Working with TurningPoint Gulf Coast, Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Veterans Adventure and other local organizations, this free event allows participants to experience several water sports, including water skiing, sailing and Paralympic kayaking experience, with the assistance of special equipment and instructors. For more details, visit www.moodygardens.org.

Sep
Fri
02
BREWMASTERS Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel

BREWMASTERS Beer Festival

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the 6th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center. For beer enthusiasts from expert to novice, this foam-filled weekend features over 400 craft beers, hard-to-find specialty brews, Taste it First selections and a range of innovative and educational beer events.

Sep
Sat
03
BREWMASTERS Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel

BREWMASTERS Beer Festival

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the 6th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center. For beer enthusiasts from expert to novice, this foam-filled weekend features over 400 craft beers, hard-to-find specialty brews, Taste it First selections and a range of innovative and educational beer events.

Sep
Sun
04
BREWMASTERS Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel

BREWMASTERS Beer Festival

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the 6th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center. For beer enthusiasts from expert to novice, this foam-filled weekend features over 400 craft beers, hard-to-find specialty brews, Taste it First selections and a range of innovative and educational beer events.

Moody Gardens Blog

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

Latest Posts

8.17.16 School is in Session!

8.10.16 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

7.25.16 Welcoming Sam the Sea Lion!

7.21.16 Baby Fever at Moody Gardens!

7.19.16 Sea Turtles

7.13.16 Celebrate Good Times

7.1.16 Happy Christmas In July!

6.28.16 Shark U Week at Moody Gardens!

6.15.16 The Screen That Saves

6.8.16 World Oceans Day!

6.6.16 Out To Sea!

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

Special Event hosted by Moody Gardens

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

SAFE logo

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.

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.

Conservation at Moody Gardens
Conservation at Moody Gardens
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

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