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Real Pirates Exhibition

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

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Penguins 3D

See it at the MG 3D Theater!

Rio 4-D

 Experience it at the 4D Special FX Theater!

Moody Gardens offers the following family friendly attractions and events: 

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).


  • Mon-Fri: 1 p.m.
  • Sat & Sun: 1 p.m, 3 p.m.

CLICK HERE for information about hosting a group or event on the Colonel


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.

CLICK HERE for more Real Pirates Exhibition information

Happy Feet Mumble's Wild Ride

Ridefilm Theater

Experience LIFE and take a wild ride!

Strap yourself in as you dive, twist and turn and your seat mirrors every movement on a giant wrap-around screen with six-channel surround sound. Plays continuously from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For the safety of our guests we require that our riders be at least 42 inches tall.

Currently Showing:

  • Happy Feet—Mumble's Wild Ride


Ropes Course

Experience Life in this unique seaside challenge opening May 3, 2014

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!

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Seasonal Attractions

Palm Beach

Opens May 10 (weekends only) then daily June 7 

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.

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Bands on the Sand

Live Music & Fireworks

Enjoy this popular summer concert series featuring local and regional bands every Friday and Saturday night starting June 7. 

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Palm Beach Wave Pool
Festival of Lights Welcome Center

Festival of Lights

November 15, 2014 - January 3, 2015

The gulf coast's largest holiday event includes over 100 lighted scenes, outdoor ice rink, Arctic ice slide, photos with Santa, live entertainment and holiday films.

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Ice Sculptures at Festival of Lights

Open November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015

The coolest new experience on the gulf coast will feature 20 large ice sculptures. A skilled team of professional ice carvers will take 6,000 300 pound ice blocks and transform them into majestic displays ranging from holiday-themed sculptures to undersea characters from 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.

CLICK HERE for 2014 Holiday Schedule