Shark U Week


Bands on the Sand Concert Series

Live music and fireworks June 7 - August 9! CLICK HERE

Houston Texans Pride Day

Discount & More every Fri through August 22 CLICK HERE

Ropes Course & Zip Line

Challenge yourself at Galveston's newest attractions! CLICK HERE

ICE LAND Ice Sculptures

The holidays just got a whole lot cooler CLICK HERE

Real Pirates Exhibition

Over 150 Artifacts from the pirate ship Whydah! CLICK HERE for info

Become a Member!

Enjoy Moody Gardens All Year Long! CLICK HERE 

Moody Gardens is Open 365 Days a Year! Plan Your Visit Here: 

Summer Hours of Operation

June 7 - August 23

OPEN 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. (LAST ENTRY 7:15 P.M.)

CLICK HERE to see Weekly Schedule 

CLICK HERE to see Upcoming Events

Attraction Schedule Changes:

  • The Penguin & Seal Experience will resume September 1, 2014
  • The Ridefilm Theater is now closed permanently. Construction is underway for our newest attraction. Stay tuned for details!
  • August 19, 2014: The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat will only sail at 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

*Last ticket sold one hour prior to close. Hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.

Ticket Information 

Day Passes

One day for $59.95  or two day for $79.95

Admission into Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, Discovery Museum, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Palm Beach (seasonal) and Festival of Lights (seasonal) for one day (one entry) or two consecutive days (unlimited). Receive 25% discount on Ropes Course and Zip Line admission with day passes.


Individual Tickets 

Prices vary per attraction

Whether you're in a time crunch or are only interested in seeing certain attractions, with individual attraction tickets you can pick and choose which ones to visit.



Prices vary per membership type

Enjoy unlimited admission into Moody Gardens attractions year-round plus a variety of member events and discounts.


Gift Cards

Starting at $25  

Looking for a perfect gift for your friends, family and colleagues? The Moody Gardens Gift Card can be used in many different ways, so you can give them exactly what they want.


 Animal Experiences

*Private Penguin and Seal Experience will resume September 1, 2014

Public Penguin Encounter

$50.00 per person

The price does not include Aquarium Pyramid admission. Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free for children at the age of 3 and under. *Tickets must be purchased 20 minutes before encounter.



$350.00 for 4 people 

Each additional person is $50. Must schedule an appointment in advance at 409-683-4102. 



$250.00 per person

Must schedule an appointment in advance at 409-683-4102. All participants must be at least 16 years of age.


Special Discounts


Who: All A/B pre-K through 12th grade honor students
What: Free admission to one Moody Gardens® attraction
When: Within 30 days of report card issuance date
Where: Bring actual report card to Moody Gardens ticket window

*Restrictions may apply. Not valid for group admission. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.


Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $5 per attraction per senior citizen
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

Concessions & Dining

GARDEN RESTAURANT: Located in the Moody Gardens Visitor Center, it provides casual dining with a spectacular view of Offats Bayou. CLICK HERE to view menu.

AQUARIUM PYRAMID FOOD COURT: Located in the lower level of the Aquarium Pyramid. CLICK HERE to view menu.

RAINFOREST CONCESSIONS: Located in the Visitor Center across near the MG3D Theater. CLICK HERE to view menu.

CAFE IN THE PARK: Located on the first floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel. It offers guests a casual dining experience and a fantastic menu. CLICK HERE to view menu

MOODY BREWS: Located in the main lobby of the Moody Gardens Hotel. It offers a full line of Starbucks beverages, grab-and-go menu items and free Wi-Fi. CLICK HERE for more information.

SHEARN’S SEAFOOD & PRIME STEAKS: Located on the 9th Floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel, Shearn's is one of only 11 Houston/Galveston area restaurants to receive AAA’s Four Diamond Award of Excellence and has done so each year since 2004. CLICK HERE for more information.

Special Buffets & Dinners:

Join us throughout the year for special buffets, dinners and events. 

Upcoming Holiday Buffets:

Thanksgiving Buffet 
Thursday, November 27, 2014
*Stay tuned for menu

Moody Gardens Property Map

Property Map

Moody Gardens sits on 242 acres, complete with nine attractions (two seasonal), a hotel and a convention center. We offer a variety of parking options at no additional cost plus shuttle transportation throughout the complex.


Handicap Accessibility

When you visit Moody Gardens, you will find the entire property is designed to accommodate people with disabilities. There are more than 70 accessible parking spaces and curb ramps. All buildings have ramps that lead to entrances, and all of the restroom facilities are handicap accessible. Moody Gardens has several vans with wheelchair lifts for on-property transportation.


There is no charge to use Moody Gardens wheelchairs during your visit. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Aquarium Pyramid. Guest Services staff will ask that you leave your driver's license as a form of deposit. Your license will be returned to you when you return the wheelchair.


The fun and educational attractions at Moody Gardens are wheelchair accessible and welcome service animals. The Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids offer unique visual and tactile experiences touching plants and animals. The theaters feature accessible seats with removable arms and areas for personal wheelchairs.

During the summer months, guests can enjoy the interactive Splashpad and zero grade man-made lagoons at Palm Beach with ramps leading into the water. For guests wishing to stay overnight, the four-diamond Moody Gardens Hotel is the place to be beautiful handicap accessible rooms.