Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

Take a look at some of our upcoming events or browse our Annual Events below.

Feb
Sun
26
Private Members Only Screening of the 89th Academy Awards
MG3D Theater

Private Members Only Screening of the 89th Academy Awards

When: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: MG3D Theater

Hollywood comes to Moody Gardens as we kick off the 89th annual Academy Awards in the MG3D Theater for the first time ever! Contact memberships@moodygardens.org or 409-683-4292 for more info. 

Mar
Tue
07
Moody Lecture Series
MG3D Theater

Moody Lecture Series

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: MG3D Theater

The Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series presents Susan H. Landry, Ph.D. Director and Founder of the Children's Learning Institute University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Experiences with Others and the Environment: How They Support the Young Child’s Brain and Behavioral Development. Contact Christi Retzerfor additional information: ceretzer@utmb.edu

Mar
Sat
11
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
The Learning Place

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

When: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: The Learning Place

Merit Badge Day offers boy scouts the opportunity to complete most of all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! Please call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4320 or e-mail us at scouts@moodygardens.org for more information or to register.

Workshops: Emergency Prep, Insect Study, Oceanography

Annual Events

We host a variety of family-friendly events for our guests and community, including many free events, throughout the year. 

Easter at Moody Gardens

Easter in the Gardens

April 16, 2017

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free to the public, the Annual Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled, for children 9 years old and younger are invited to explore the Oleander Bowl in pursuit of eggs and treats. The Easter Bunny stops by for the fun as kids also play a variety of games for prizes and a petting zoo. In addition to all of the fun and excitement outdoors, Easter Buffet feasts will be available at both the Garden Restaurant and the Moody Gardens Hotel on Easter Sunday. Please visit www.moodygardens.org for menus, prices and reservation information.

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Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

2017 TBA

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center. For beer enthusiasts from expert to novice, this foam-filled weekend features over 400 craft beers, hard-to-find specialty brews, Taste it First selections and a range of innovative and educational beer events.

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Mother's Day Buffet

Mother's Day Buffet

May 14, 2017

Treat mom to a delicious Mother's Day meal at either the Garden Restaurant or the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom.

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Bands on the Sand Fireworks

Bands on the Sand

2017 Date TBA

Enjoy this summer concert on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues. The cost is $15 for admission and each show concludes with a firework display over Offats Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.

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Adaptive Watersports Festival

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

2017 Date TBA

Individuals with special needs are invited to the Adaptive Water Sports Festival with a U.S. Paralympic Experience at Moody Gardens. Working with TurningPoint Gulf Coast, Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Veterans Adventure and other local organizations, this free event allows participants to experience several water sports, including water skiing, sailing and Paralympic kayaking experience, with the assistance of special equipment and instructors.

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Ghostly Gardens

Ghostly Gardens

2017 Date TBA!

Free, 2-4 p.m.

Spooktacular fun will include free trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the complex, Creepy Crafts, face-painting and a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Families with at a member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount and pay just $5 per attraction per person to Moody Gardens attractions. More info here.

Shark at Moody Gardens for Shark U Week

Shark U Week

2017 Date TBA

Dive into Shark U Week at Moody Gardens! Join us for a plethora of shark themed activities. Guests can witness live feedings, diver presentations at the Caribbean Exhibit, keeper presentations and more in our Aquarium Pyramid.

Ice land atMoody Gardens

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! 

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Festival of Lights atMoody Gardens

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. 

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Moody Gardens Macaws

Valentine's Dinner

2018 Date TBA!

Hearts will flutter, much like our birds, this year as Moody Gardens opens up its Rainforest Pyramid for a wild Valentine’s Dinner celebration.

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Moody Gardens Education Open House

Educator Open House

2018 Date TBA!

Explore what Moody Gardens and other area attractions have to offer educators and their students. This is a free event for educators and support staff, with proper identification proving they are employed by a school.

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Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People: Under the Sea!

2018 Date TBA!

Annually celebrated by thousands, this free event provides food, fun and live entertainment for people with special needs as well as their families during Mardi Gras weekend. The event is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or attending, please contact volunteers@moodygardens.com or call 1-800-582-4673.

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