Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Oct
Sat
01
We Were Prepared Book Signing
MG3D Theater

We Were Prepared Book Signing

When: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: MG3D Theater

Join us for a very special presentation in the MG3D Theater by Frank Urbanic about the important role that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts played during the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This event is scheduled for 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Please register in advance by September 28 by clicking HERE.

Oct
Sat
01
Frank Billingsley Presentation
4D Special FX Theater

Frank Billingsley Presentation

When: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Where: 4D Special FX Theater

Chief Meteorologist is no stranger to Galveston Island and our weather. The Friends of Moody Gardens invites you to a special event Saturday October 1st 2016 where he will make a presentation about “Island Weather – We Get It All”. The cost is $16/pp for FOMG members and $25/pp for non-members. Make checks payable to Friends of Moody Gardens and mail to Ellen Perry, 2903 Dominique Drive, Galveston, Texas 77551. For details and if you wish to join the FOMG, call Ellen (409) 740-6842. Reservation deadline is September 24. Space is limited so reserve early! The presentation will be held in the 4-D Theater at 10:00 a.m.  A buffet Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. in The Garden Restaurant following.

Oct
Wed
05
Consciousness and The Birth, Life and Death of the Brain
MG3D Theater

Consciousness and The Birth, Life and Death of the Brain

When: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: MG3D Theater

Join us for a special presentation delivered by Dr Christof Koch representing the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. This lecture, "Consciousness and The Birth, Life and Death of the Brain", is the inaugural presentation of a multi-part lecture series. It is a free event and requires no registration. For more information, contact William Winslade; wwinslad@utmb.edu.

Oct
Sat
08
Gritty Goddess
Moody Gardens

Gritty Goddess

When: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

It’s a 5K obstacle course built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability. It’s a way to get back to nature, and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies! For details visit their website.

 

Oct
Sun
30
Ghostly Gardens
Moody Gardens

Ghostly Gardens

When: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

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.

 

Annual Events

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

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. More info here.

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

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show, Moody Gardens Hotel

December 16-25, 2016

Entitled “Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show,” this original one-hour Christmas spectacular for the entire family features a stellar cast of international circus and variety performers from all corners of the world. Presented in a “cirque” style, the show includes soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, amazing aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more. All of this coupled with a sumptuous Holiday Buffet Dinner prepared by renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez. Hotel packages are available here.

Tickets will be available by calling 409-683-4186 or visiting online at MoodyChristmasShow.com.

A Cirque Joyeux Noel is made possible through the support of local hotel and motel tax dollars from the city of Galveston generated to encourage tourism and to further promote arts and entertainment on the island.

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

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.

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

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

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.

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.