Moody Gardens Attractions

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 offers the following family friendly attractions and events: 

CLICK HERE to see latest attraction schedule

*Please note that all attractions will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 due to a private event

Diver in tunnel

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

$21.95 adult, $17.95 child/senior, children 3 & under free

(Included with day pass and membership)


CLICK HERE for VIP Animal Experiences 

CLICK HERE to View Animal Guides

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 and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and Chinese Alligators. See it all in one of the truest replicas of a real rainforest.

$21.95 adult, $17.95 child/senior, children 3 & under free

(Included with day pass and membership)


CLICK HERE to View Animal Guides

MG 3D Theater

Experience LIFE and be a part of the action!

Immerse yourself through amazing digital 3D films and surround sound on the largest screen in Texas.

$10.95 adult, $8.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free

(Included with day pass and membership)


CLICK HERE for Films & Showtimes

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.

$10.95 adult, $8.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free

(Included with day pass and membership)


CLICK HERE to see schedule

Rio 4-D Experience
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Experience LIFE with a little day cruise!

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


  • Sunday-Thursday: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 1 p.m, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

*Please note that the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat will only sail at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 19

$10.95 adult, $8.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free 

(Included with day pass and membership)


CLICK HERE for Dinner Cruises information

Discovery Pyramid

Real Pirates Exhibtion

Discovery Museum

Experience LIFE through the mysteries of science and interactive exhibits.

Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah

March 8 - September 28

The touring exhibition, organized by National Geographic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc., brings the classical age of 18th century piracy to life by showcasing over 150 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Whydah, the world's first authenticated Pirate Ship that was discovered just off the coast of Cape Cod.

$15.95 adult, $12.95 senior, $9.95 child, children 3 and under free

(Included with day pass and one entry with membership)


CLICK HERE for more Real Pirates Exhibition information

Ridefilm Theater


The Ridefilm Theater is now closed permanently. Construction is underway for our newest attraction. Stay tuned for details!

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 roundtrip on the Zip Line.

$18.00 Sky Trail® Explorer Ropes Course, $18.00 Zip Line Roundtrip, $27.00 Ropes Course & Zip Line Combo, $5.00 Sky Tykes™ Ropes Course (for children 48" and under)

CLICK HERE for more information

Ropes Course
Zip Line

Seasonal Attractions

Palm Beach

Enjoy a new lazy river, wave pool and tower slides. Sink your toes into white sand with palm trees, freshwater lagoons, splash pad, volleyball courts, aquatic playground and more.

$23.95 adult, $17.95 child/senior, children 3 and under free. Season pass just $55 per person. 

(Included in day pass and membership)


CLICK HERE for more Palm Beach information

Bands on the Sand

Live Music & Fireworks 

Summer 2015

Enjoy this popular summer concert series featuring local and regional bands every Friday and Saturday night.

(Included with Palm Beach admission, Day Pass and membership)

Lazy River Palm Beach
Bands on the Sand Fireworks
Festival of Lights Welcome Center

Festival of Lights

November 15, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights, and a 100 lighted scenes takes you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of the Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

Admission: $8.95. Group Rates for 20+

Other attractions just $7 each with Festival ticket: Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Pyramid, MG 3D Theater, 4D Theater, Artic Ice Slide, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Ice Skate Rental

Hotel Packages Available

CLICK HERE for more information

ICE LAND Ice Sculptures

November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015

A skilled team of 20 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.

Visit for peak, non-peak and group blackout dates.

• Adult: $26.95 • Senior: $21.95 • Child: $15.95

Advance Groups (20+):
$15.95 (non-peak dates and peak dates before 4pm)

Hotel Packages Available

CLICK HERE for more information

Moody Gardens Presents A Magical Christmas 2014
Dinner & Show starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends

December 18 - 27

Join us for Curt Miller’s new holiday production featuring magic, music and fun! Witness people appearing and disappearing right before your eyes!Enjoy many of your favorite Christmas songs wonderfully performed by spectacular singers and dancers.

• Adults $55 - $85 • Child (3-12 years) $39 - $7 • Infants $15 - $75 • Group Rates for 20+
Includes:Show ticket, Chef Urs’s Holiday Buffet Dinner and Festival of Lights. Taxes and gratuities are included.

Hotel Packages available

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