Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Aug
Sat
27
Adaptive Water Sports Festival
Offatts Bayou

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

When: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Offatts Bayou

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. For more details, visit www.moodygardens.org.

Sep
Fri
02
BREWMASTERS Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel

BREWMASTERS Beer Festival

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the 6th 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.

Sep
Sat
03
BREWMASTERS Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel

BREWMASTERS Beer Festival

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the 6th 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.

Sep
Sun
04
BREWMASTERS Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel

BREWMASTERS Beer Festival

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

Tap into your inner-craftsmen this Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4. Join fellow craft beer lovers for the 6th 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.

Annual Events

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

Adaptive Watersports Festival

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

August 27, 2016

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.

CLICK HERE for more information 

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Labor Day Weekend

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

Moody Gardens arial view

Galveston Appreciation Day

October 16, 2016

Galveston Island residents will have the opportunity to become tourists in their own town Sunday, Oct. 16 when Moody Gardens hosts its annual Galveston Appreciation Day. People who live or work on Galveston Island – as well as their immediate families – will be offered free day-passes to all Moody Gardens attractions during the event, which will be held throughout business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Moody Gardens day-pass includes one entrance to the destination’s Rainforest Pyramid, MG 3D Theater, Discovery Museum, 4D Special FX Theater, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. To receive a free day-pass on Galveston Appreciation Day, guests must show proof of Galveston Island residency or employment with a driver’s license or state identification card, utility bill, paycheck stub or work identification badge. Food and drink, gift shop items and other special activities are not included in the free day-pass.

Ghostly Gardens

Ghostly Gardens

October 30, 2016

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.

Ice land atMoody Gardens

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 - JANUARY 8, 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 the  ultimate Caribbean Christmas! Embark on a breathtaking undersea journey made of two million pounds of ice! 

CLICK HERE for more information

Festival of Lights atMoody Gardens

Festival of Lights

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 - JANUARY 8, 2017

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. 

CLICK HERE for more information

The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show

Christmas Dinner and Show, Moody Gardens Hotel

December 16-25, 2016

Join us for a spectacular, exhilarating and joyous celebration of the Christmas season live on stage at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. A team of acrobats, aerialists, clowns and more perform for an enchanting evening of food, circus, music, and comedy. Hotel packages are also available.

Birds at Moody Gardens

Birding Classes

101 Class: Presented by Moody Gardens® and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, Birding 101 is a series of free classes designed to educate and excite people about the tremendous variety of bird life routinely seen around Galveston Island. Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and meet at the Aquarium Pyramid lobby.

Summer 2016 Dates: TBD

201 Class: Birding 201 classes will allow participants, led by an instructor, to visit areas on the island and spy some of the tremendous variety of birds here. Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Participants should meet in the Aquarium Pyramid lobby. The cost for the class is $5, and Moody Gardens® will provide the transportation. Birding 201 classes will be offered the third Saturday of each month. To reserve a spot, please call 409-683-4101 no later than the Wednesday prior to the Saturday class.

 

Moody Gardens Aquarium

Aquarium Valentine's Dinner

2017 Date TBA

Dive into a romantic underwater dining experience this Valentine's Day Weekend with the Sea of Love Valentine's Dinner..

CLICK HERE for more information 

Easter at Moody Gardens

Easter in the Gardens

April 16, 2017

Come join us for the annual Easter in the Gardens celebration at Moody Gardens on Easter Sunday. Kids ages 9 and under are invited to this free event to search for the golden eggs in our fun-filled egg hunts. A variety of activities will be offered for all ages beginning at 11 a.m., such as face painting and games for prizes, as well as a petting zoo.

CLICK HERE for more information

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

Day camp atMoody Gardens

Pyramid Kids Camps

Kids can EXPERIENCE LIFE through our Pyramid Kids Camps. Explore and discover the hidden worlds of ocean depths or tropical forests and have fun with arts, crafts and other activities.

View camp dates and themes.

Bands on the Sand Fireworks

Bands on the Sand

June 4 - August 13, 2016 

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

Moody Gardens Education Open House

Educator Open House

2017 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.

CLICK HERE for more information

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

2017 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. The event is staffed by volunteers.

CLICK HERE for more information

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.