ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

The holidays just got a whole lot cooler CLICK HERE

Festival of Lights

Largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast! Nov. 15 - Jan. 3 CLICK HERE

MG 3D Theater: Best Cinema Experience

World's first 6P laser projection system to debut at MG 3D Theater CLICK HERE

A Magical Christmas Dinner & Show

Starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends! CLICK HERE to buy tickets

Polar Express 4D

Go on a holiday adventure with The Polar Express 4-D Experience CLICK HERE

Ice Age Exhibit

Discover the Ice Age at the Discovery Museum

Winter Wonder Island

 Galveston is the Winter Wonder Island with 1,000+ holiday events! CLICK HERE

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

Hours of Operation

November 15 - January 4

OPEN 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.*

(LAST TICKET SOLD 9 P.M., LAST ENTRY 9:15 P.M.)

*Hours of Operation vary per attraction. CLICK HERE to see detailed schedule of each attraction. 

CLICK HERE to see Weekly Schedule 

CLICK HERE to see Upcoming Events

Attraction Schedule Changes:

  • December 12-13: The Colonel Paddlewheel boat will not be sailing at 8 p.m. due to a private event
  • December 18: Aquarium Pyramid will be closing at 4 p.m. due to a private event

*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), Festival of Lights (seasonal) and ICE LAND Ice Sculptures (seasonal) for one day (one entry) or two consecutive days (unlimited*). Receive 25% discount on Ropes Course and Zip Line admission with day passes.

*Only one entry for ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with the one and two day passes

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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.

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Memberships 

Prices vary per membership type

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

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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.

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 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.

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PRIVATE PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

$350.00 for 4 people 

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

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PENGUIN AND SEAL EXPERIENCE

$250.00 per person

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

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Get Involved

GET INVOLVED AT MOODY GARDENS BY VOLUNTEERING OR SUPPORTING OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS

GET INVOLVED AT MOODY GARDENS BY VOLUNTEERING OR SUPPORTING OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Here's How to Get Involved:

  • Volunteering (Adults, Teens, Corporate)
  • Hope Therapy Programs & Events
  • Venturing
  • Internships
  • Conservation Efforts

CLICK HERE for more information.

Special Discounts

GOOD GRADES PROGRAM

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.

SENIOR TUESDAYS

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:

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BUFFET

  • When: On Festival of Lights nights (excludes Thanksgiving and Christmas Day due to special holiday menu)
  • Where: The Garden Restaurant
  • Price: Adults $16.95; Seniors: $14.95; Children (5-12): $8.95
  • Menu: CLICK HERE

CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET

  • When: Thursday, December 25
  • Where: The Garden Restaurant
  • Price: Adults: $26.95; Seniors: $18.95; Children (5-12): $12.95
  • Menu: CLICK HERE

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.

CLICK TO VIEW INTERACTIVE PROPERTY MAP

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.

WHEELCHAIRS

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.

ATTRACTIONS

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.