Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Jul
Sun
24
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Mon
25
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Tue
26
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Wed
27
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Wed
27
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Education

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Education

Merit Badge Day offers boy scouts the opportunity to complete most of all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! Options include: Sustainability and Oceanography. Please register by March 21. For more info, visit our website at http://www.moodygardens.com/education/scout_programs/boy_scouts/

Jul
Thu
28
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Fri
29
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Fri
29
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

  Fireworks and concert from Leannasaurus Rex. Event located at Palm Beach.

Jul
Sat
30
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Jul
Sat
30
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

  Fireworks and concert from Vertigo. Event located at Palm Beach.

Jul
Sun
31
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Aug
Mon
01
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Aug
Tue
02
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Aug
Wed
03
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Aug
Thu
04
Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show
Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

Curt Miller Magic Comedy Show

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom

 Join us this summer for the Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show! It is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Shows will run at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM in the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. For more information and tickets, visit http://MagicComedyShow.com

Aug
Fri
05
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

  Fireworks and concert from The Line Up. Event located at Palm Beach.

Aug
Sat
06
Bits and Bites Day Camp
Education

Bits and Bites Day Camp

When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Education

Join us on an exciting adventure as we discover the amazing world animals! Preschool camps are designed for campers 3-4 years of age, accompanied by one adult. Campers will have fun learning through an attraction visit, crafts, a themed snack and activities. For more details, visit http://www.moodygardens.com/education/pyramidcamps/info/

Aug
Sat
06
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

  Fireworks and concert from Rat Ranch. Event located at Palm Beach.

Aug
Mon
08
Best in Show Camp
Education

Best in Show Camp

When: 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Education

 Get ready for adventure as we discover the amazing worlds of oceans, rainforests and much more during our exciting Day Camps. Campers will learn about plants and animals and their habitats through hands on exploration. Each camp includes a variety of activities including a 45 minute Game Show skit, making crafts, conducting experiments, playing games, participating in guided tours of the Pyramids and so much more! For more details, visit http://www.moodygardens.com/education/pyramidcamps/info/ 

Aug
Mon
08
Day Camp
Education

Day Camp

When: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Education

Get ready for adventure as we discover the amazing worlds of oceans, rainforests, and much more during our exciting Day Camps! Campers will learn about animals and their habitats through hands on exploration. Each camp includes a variety of activities, including making crafts, conducting experiments, playing games, and participating in guided tours of the Pyramids Day camps are designed for campers ages 5-6 and 7-9.

Aug
Fri
12
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

  Fireworks and concert from DJ Dio. Event located at Palm Beach.

Aug
Sat
13
Bands on the Sand
Palm Beach

Bands on the Sand

When: 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Palm Beach

  Fireworks and concert from The Relics. Event located at Palm Beach.

Aug
Tue
16
Jr Keeper for a Day Camp
Education

Jr Keeper for a Day Camp

When: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Education

 Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals? Campers will learn about animal behaviors, practice their observation skills, and learn about enrichment through hands on activities and games. The camp is designed for ages 10-11 years and includes animal presentations and tours of the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. For more details visit http://www.moodygardens.com/education/pyramidcamps/info/

Aug
Thu
18
Keeper for a Day Camp
Education

Keeper for a Day Camp

When: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Education

 Learn what it’s like to be a keeper for the animals at Moody Gardens. Explore animal training, enrichment, exhibit requirements, and help us prepare food diets for the animals in the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. For more details visit http://www.moodygardens.com/education/pyramidcamps/info/

Annual Events

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

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

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

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.

The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show

Christmas Dinner and Show, Moody Gardens Hotel

December 16-25, 2016

Enjoy spectacular holiday entertainment live on stage at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. Packages available include a bountiful dinner buffet and performance as well as a ticket to the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights. Hotel packages are also available.

Festival of Lights

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 - JANUARY 8, 2017

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 - JANUARY 8, 2017

A skilled team of  internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring a variety of scenes. 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 more information

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.

Galveston Appreciation Day

2016 Date TBA

Galveston Island residents will have the opportunity to become tourists in their own town 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 Aquarium Pyramid, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater 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.

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

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 

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 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.