Moody Gardens Attractions

Aquarium Pyramid NOW OPEN

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid

Bands on the Sand - Fri & Sat Nights

Experience Live Music on Palm Beach with fireworks after the show! Fri & Sat 6-10pm


Explore science and creativity in the Discovery Museum with Da Vinci: The Exhibition.

Curt Miller Magic Show @ Moody Gardens Hotel

Magician & Illusionist Curt Miller blends magic and great clean comedy! Buy Tickets Today

Dinos Alive Now Open

Embark on a Jurassic adventure this summer with Dinos Alive!

Amazon Adventure 3D NOW SHOWING

Take a visually stunning journey through the Amazon rainforest in Amazon Adventure 3D!

Palm Beach Open Daily

Bask in the sun on Galveston's only white sand beach! Open Daily through Aug. 20.

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

Moody Gardens offers the following family friendly attractions and events: 

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*Hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.

Diver in tunnel
Penguin Exhibit at Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid

Aquarium Pyramid

Experience LIFE as you explore the oceans' depths in the South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and Caribbean.

Dive into the oceans of the world in a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins to seals, stingrays, sharks and more!

New Exhibits and Improvements!

From the Gulf of Mexico to the South Atlantic, the South Pacific, the North Pacific, and the Caribbean. Each ocean exhibit highlights different marine sanctuaries and different aspects of our relationship to the seas.

$31.95 adult, $25.95 child/senior, Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)


Rainforest Pyramid

Experience LIFE as you visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas. 

Enjoy a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants such as the Corpse Flower and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and an array of birds! See it all in one of the truest replicas of a real rainforest.

$24.95 adult, $18.95 child/senior. Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Macaws at Moody Gardens Rainforest
Cotton Top Tamarin at Moody Gardens Rainforest
Excited Guest in Moody Gardens MG3D Theater
Guests watching movie in Moody Gardens MG3D theater

MG 3D Theater

Experience LIFE and be a part of the action!

Immerse yourself in the MG 3D Theater featuring the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System. Already with the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world.

$11.95 adult, $9.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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4D Special FX Theater

Experience LIFE and engage all of your senses!

3D projection, audio and show control systems along with wind, seat sensors, leg ticklers, scent, misters and snow put you in the action.

$11.95 adult, $9.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Ice Age 4-D Experience
Little girl excited in Moody Gardens 4D movie
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Deck

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Experience LIFE with a little day cruise!   

Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more (Weather permitting).

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*Please note that boarding begins 30 mins prior to sail, gates closing 10 mins prior to sail.

$12.95 adult, $10.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free 

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

CLICK HERE for Dinner Cruises information

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Located in the Discovery Pyramid

Dive Into Adventure! On this wild and silly deep-sea submarine voyage, YOU choose the destination and YOU interact with your hapless captain -- Patrick Star! Plunge into a world of immersive 3D media, a torrent of special effects and a nonstop whirlwind of surprises! With an improvised, real time interaction with Patrick Star, and varying destinations, your adventure is never the same twice.

$14.95 adult, $12.95 senior (65+), $12.95 child (4-12), children 3 and under free

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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SpongeBob SubPants Adventure Banner

Discovery Museum


Da Vinci: The Exhibition in the Discovery Museum is a hands-on examination of da Vinci’s life, research and art featuring more than 60 fully-built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays.Guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light and more.

$14.95 adult, $12.95 senior (65+), $12.95 child (4-12), children 3 and under free

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

Ropes Course & Zip Line

Experience Life in this unique seaside challenge

Challenge your agility, balance and strength as you encounter the five-tier Sky Trail® Ropes Course, the tallest Steel Ropes Course on the Gulf Coast or take it to a whole new level with a round trip on the Zip Line.

Open Daily until August 20, 2017
» 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20.00 Sky Trail® Explorer Ropes Course
$5.00 Sky Tykes™ Ropes Course (for children 48" and under)

(Ropes Course Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

$20.00 Zip Line Round trip

$30.00 Ropes Course & Zip Line Combo

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Ropes Course
Zip Line


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.


Open Daily: June 3 - August 20 
Open Weekends Only:  August 26 - September 4, including Labor Day.

Sunday - Thursday » 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday (Bands on the Sand) » 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

$23.95 adult, $18.95 senior (65+), $12.95 child (4-12), children 3 and under free

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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*All bags are subject to search upon entry into Palm Beach
*No outside food or drinks allowed
*Towels not available at Palm Beach, Hotel guests must bring towels from hotel pool.

Bands on the Sand

June 9 - August 12
Friday and Saturday Nights, 6-10 p.m.

$15 General Admission, Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

Enjoy this summer concert series featuring local R&B, rock, country and blues bands, ending with a fireworks show over Offats Bayou.

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Seasonal Attractions

Dinos Alive

June 3 - August 14

Located in the White Tent, next to the Discovery Pyramid

$8.95 for Adults and Children. Admission included with Value Pass.

Embark on a Jurassic adventure this summer when Dinos Alive comes to Moody Gardens. Featuring life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a full-size Tyrannosaurus, guests become part of a rescue team sent back in time to search for a missing plane and its crew. Along the way, they will get an up-close and personal experience with some of the most feared and amazing creatures to ever roam Planet Earth.


November 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018

New Rainforest Holiday theme for 2017! Moody Gardens takes the holidays to a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for your journey through the rainforests of the world to see monkeys, beautiful birds, incredible butterflies, colorful orchids and so many wonderful creatures. Your hosts on this journey are the spectacular leaf cutter ants carrying Christmas lights and other decorations to a magical place. A giant ice slide takes you from the tree tops through to the forest floor, ancient ruins and rivers edge to prepare for the most joyous time of the year. Also be sure to check out Shivers Ice Bar!

Festival of Lights Moody Gardens Pyramid

Festival of Lights

November 11, 2017 - January 7, 2018

As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. You can also skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink (bring your own skates or rentals available for $7), try out our Arctic Slide or take pictures with Santa. More information!

*Hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.