Moody Gardens Attractions

Aquarium Renovations: Wave 8

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

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!

Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D: Now Playing!

Experience some MIGHTY creatures on the BIGGEST screen in TX!

Dinos Alive Opens June 3

Embark on a Jurassic adventure this summer with Dinos Alive!


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

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!

Grand Reveal: May 27, 2017

CLICK HERE for more information and for complete renovation schedule. 

A multi-phased renovation is underway at the Aquarium Pyramid®. As we continue with this project, Moody Gardens guests can look forward to a fun and awe-inspiring experience wonderfully complemented with conservation messages that underscore the vital importance of the oceans. New exhibits will not only inspire visitor interest and empathy, but also connect visitors to specific ocean habitats. Visitors will travel 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. Upon completion, there will be a variety of new exhibits and surprises, including the addition of jellyfish and tropical penguins.

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 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 day pass and membership)

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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 day pass and membership)

CLICK HERE for Films & Show times

What film should we show next? Click here to share your thoughts!

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 day pass and membership)

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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

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

(Included with day pass and membership)

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 day pass and membership)

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Discovery Museum


Da Vinci: The Exhibition in the Discovery Pyramid 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

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 weekends only through May 28th, 2017. Open daily starting June 3rd, 2017.
» 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

$20.00 Sky Trail® Explorer Ropes Course, $20.00 Zip Line Round trip, $30.00 Ropes Course & Zip Line Combo, $5.00 Sky Tykes™ Ropes Course (for children 48" and under)

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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 Weekends in May:  starting May 20, including Memorial Day, May 29.
Open Daily:  June 3 - August 20 
Open Weekends Only:  August 26 - September 4, including Labor Day.

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*All bags are subject to search upon entry into Palm Beach*

Bands on the Sand

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

$15 General Admission, Children 3 and under free.

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

Open June 3 - August 14
Located in the White Tent, next to the Discovery Pyramid

$8.95 per person, children 3 and under free.

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.

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures

2017 Dates Coming Soon!

Moody Gardens takes the holidays to a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for the  ultimate Caribbean Christmas! Embark on a breathtaking undersea journey made of two million pounds of ice! More information!

*Value day rates available here.

Moody Gardens Arctic Slide
Festival of Lights Moody Gardens Pyramid

Festival of Lights

2017 Dates Coming Soon!

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.