Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Mar
Tue
03
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Mar
Wed
04
Gulf Coast Herb Fair and Luncheon
Garden Restaurant (Visitor Center)

Gulf Coast Herb Fair and Luncheon

When: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Garden Restaurant (Visitor Center)

The Friends of Moody Gardens invite you to the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Herb Fair & Luncheon benefitting Galveston's children and seniors by planting seeds of education.

Featured Speaker: Chef Randy Evans, owner of Souther Son Consulting and former Executive Chef at Brennan's of Houston.

Luncheon: $35 per person

Event Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. Blessing of the Garden
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:15 p.m. Speaker

The Herb Fair will feature cooking demonstrations, selected herb education and a variety of vendors showcasing their herbs, books, food items and gifts available for sale.

CLICK HERE for more information

Mar
Fri
06
MEMBER EVENT: Dinner with Jean-Michel Cousteau
Moody Gardens Hotel

MEMBER EVENT: Dinner with Jean-Michel Cousteau

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel

DIRECTOR'S TABLE:

A Private Dinner with Jean-Michel Cousteau Benefiting Ocean Futures Society

Enjoy a special VIP dinner with Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau. This dinner will be limited to 20 members, so be sure to reserve your spot for a spectacular menu and the rare chance to visit and dine with Cousteau while also contributing to a great cause!

  • WHEN | March 6 at 6:15 p.m. (Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.)
  • WHERE | Starfish Room, 9th floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel
  • COST | $200 per person; Includes three-course meal, tax and gratuity, wine pairing and a donation to Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society
  • WHAT | Special three-course dinner with Jean-Michel Cousteau prepared by Moody Gardens Hotel Executive Chef Robbin Murphy; signed copy of Jean-Michel Cousteau's book "My Father the Captain"; reserved row for the Secret Ocean 3D screening at 8 p.m.

RSVP for the Director's Table dinner by calling 409-683-4204 by March 4.
Pre-payment is required. Due to the exclusivity and charitable nature of this event, cancellations won't be available once reservation is made.

CLICK HERE to view menu and for more information 

Mar
Fri
06
MEMBER EVENT: Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D
MG 3D Theater

MEMBER EVENT: Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D

When: 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

SECRET OCEAN 3D PRESENTATION AND SCREENING

A Member-Only Presentation with Jean-Michel Cousteau and Screening of Secret Ocean 3D

Showing in the newly enhanced MG 3D Theater, Secret Ocean 3D, brings a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all-that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, audiences will be introduced to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time and taking viewers to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.

Secret Ocean 3D is the first new film to debut on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring 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.

  • WHEN | March 6, 7:30 p.m. 
  • WHERE | Moody Gardens Garden Lobby and MG 3D Theater
  • WHAT | Displays by local ocean conservationists; presentation by Jean-Michel Cousteau; private screening of Secret Ocean 3D; Meet & Greet Book Signing; raffle with prizes. Concession stand will be open for your convenience.

CLICK HERE to RSVP online or by calling 409-683-4215

Mar
Sat
07
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Opens
MG 3D Theater

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Opens

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, has been exploring Earth’s oceans for nearly 70 years. Now, with revolutionary equipment, Cousteau brings to 3D screens a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, invites audiences to dive into this whole new world that will leave audiences in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time, or perhaps re-discovered.

CLICK HERE for showtimes

Mar
Sat
07
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Sat
07
Jean-Michel Cousteau Presentation
MG 3D Theater

Jean-Michel Cousteau Presentation

When: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: MG 3D Theater

Dive into the depths of the ocean and join us for the debut of Secret Ocean 3D with a special presentation by the film’s director, Jean-Michel Cousteau, to follow. Guests with tickets to see Secret Ocean 3D at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. can attend this special presentation at 11 a.m. Followed by a Meet & Greet and Book Signing at the exit of the 3D Theater. 

Showing in the newly enhanced MG 3D Theater, "Secret Ocean 3D," brings a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, audiences will be introduced to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time and taking viewers to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.

Secret Ocean 3D is the first new film to debut on the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring 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.

Mar
Sat
07
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Sun
08
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Sun
08
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Mon
09
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Mon
09
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Tue
10
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Mar
Tue
10
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Tue
10
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Wed
11
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Wed
11
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Thu
12
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Thu
12
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Fri
13
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Fri
13
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Sat
14
Birding 101

Birding 101

When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where:

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.

Mar
Sat
14
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Sat
14
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Sat
14
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Sat
14
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Sun
15
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Sun
15
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Sun
15
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Sun
15
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Mon
16
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Mon
16
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Mon
16
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Mon
16
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Tue
17
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Mar
Tue
17
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Tue
17
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Tue
17
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Tue
17
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Wed
18
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Wed
18
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Wed
18
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Wed
18
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Thu
19
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Thu
19
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Thu
19
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Thu
19
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Fri
20
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Fri
20
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Fri
20
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Fri
20
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Sat
21
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Moody Gardens

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

When: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

REGISTRATION: January 12, 2015

BADGES: Environmental Science ($25), Communications ($25), Oceanography ($20), Bird Study ($20)

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.com for more information or to register. Registration begins at 9 am on the listed registration date.

CLICK HERE for more information

Mar
Sat
21
Birding 201

Birding 201

When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where:

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. 

Mar
Sat
21
Spring Break 2015
Moody Gardens

Spring Break 2015

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Find plenty of entertainment, education and relaxation by visiting beautiful Moody Gardens on Galveston Island this spring break. Only at Moody Gardens can you enjoy the beauties and the animals of the world’s rainforests and oceans, receive a unique 3D and 4D viewing experience, catch a ride on the 1800s-style Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and stay a night in a luxurious hotel room, all on the Texas Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE to plan your Spring Break

Mar
Sat
21
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Sat
21
Public Penguin Encounter
Aquarium Pyramid

Public Penguin Encounter

When: 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit.Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

  • $50 PER PERSON, 3 YEAR OLD AND UNDER FREE

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased at least 20 minutes before encounter. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Late entry is not allowed once the encounter begins

Mar
Sat
21
Disney's Big Hero 6
MG 3D Theater

Disney's Big Hero 6

When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” It is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Mar
Tue
24
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Mar
Sat
28
Teacher Workshop: Marine Debris
Moody Gardens

Teacher Workshop: Marine Debris

When: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Participate in an exploratory workshop that demonstrates fun ways to bring rainforests, oceans, or nature into your classroom. Take home curriculum complete with TEKS correlations in math, science, and social studies. Earn credit toward Continuing Professional Education as established by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). Workshops include hands-on activities, educational materials, and a guided visit through one of the attractions at Moody Gardens. Pre-registration is required.

FULL DAY WORKSHOP: $55 PER PERSON

Participants will earn six (6) SBEC credit hours, enjoy the lunch buffet in the Garden Restaurant, receive a guided tour of one of the Pyramids at Moody Gardens, and take home a copy of the applicable curriculum and all the related activities

CLICK HERE for information 

Mar
Tue
31
Senior Tuesday
Moody Gardens

Senior Tuesday

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Anyone 65+ years old can visit Moody Gardens for just $5 per attraction, per senior citizen

*Restrictions may apply. Call 800-582-4673 for more information.

SENIOR RISE & SHINE SPECIAL AT MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE: Seniors 65+ can play before 10am Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, including cart. Call 409-683-4653 for tee time.

Annual Events

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

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.

  • Spring 2015 Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9

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.

  • Spring 2015 Dates: February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16

Educator Open House

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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

Aquarium Valentine's Dinner

February 13 & 14, 2015

Dive into a romantic underwater dining experience this Valentine's Day Weekend with the Sea of Love Valentine's Dinner on Feb. 13 and 14.

CLICK HERE for more information 

Easter in the Gardens

April 5, 2015

Come join us for the annual Easter in the Gardens celebration at Moody Gardens on Easter Sunday. Kids ages 12 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.

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

2016

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

Mother's Day Buffet

Mother's Day Buffet

May 10, 2015

Join us for a scrumptious Mother's Day Buffet at the Garden Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a wide array of fruits, fresh salads and delicious entrées like prime rib with rosemary jus and horseradish.

Bands on the Sand Fireworks

Bands on the Sand

Summer 2015

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 $12 for admission and each show concludes with a firework display over Offats Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.

CLICK HERE for more information

The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show

The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show

Summer 2015

Magician & Illusionist Curt Miller blends dazzling magic, music, and great CLEAN comedy in a theatrical show that will leave your whole family amazed, amused, and most of all, Entertained.

The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show has dazzled over 50,000 people at Moody Gardens, changing the show each year with new illusions. You'll see people sawed in half and vanished right before your eyes. You might even get chosen to be part of the show! Don't miss your chance to see a Vegas-style magic show right here in Galveston!

CLICK HERE for more information and tickets

Shark U Week

August 2015

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.

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

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

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.

CLICK HERE for more information 

Beach, Brews and Bands

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Palm Beach is the place to be for your live entertainment during the annual BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival. Get ready to have some fun in the sun as Moody Gardens rolls out a beach blast with live music in the sand followed by a special fireworks show.

Galveston Appreciation Day

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 2015

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.

Festival of Lights

November 14, 2015 - January 2, 2016

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 with SpongeBob SquarePants

November 2015 - January 2016

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

Moody Gardens Presents: A Magical Christmas Dinner & Show starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends

December 2015

Join us for Curt Miller’s new holiday production featuring magic, music and fun! Witness people appearing and disappearing right before your eyes!Enjoy many of your favorite Christmas songs wonderfully performed by spectacular singers and dancers.

CLICK HERE for more information