Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Sep
Tue
16
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.

Sep
Tue
23
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.

Sep
Tue
30
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.

Oct
Tue
07
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.

Oct
Sat
11
Gritty Goddess Obstacle Run
Moody Gardens

Gritty Goddess Obstacle Run

When: 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

The Gritty Goddess takes obstacle runs to a new level. Running, crawling, climbing, swinging and balancing are only a few things women will be doing at this 5K challenge. Benefiting Girls on the Run and The Rainbow Connection, registrants can pick the start times and trek across the terrain.

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Oct
Sat
11
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Moody Gardens

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

When: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

REGISTRATION: September 15, 2014

BADGES: Environmental Science ($25), Soil & Water Conservation ($20), Mammal 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.

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Oct
Tue
14
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.

Oct
Thu
16
Art in the Gardens: Swing into Art
Moody Gardens

Art in the Gardens: Swing into Art

When: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens invites students to Swing into Art at the 3rd annual Art in the Gardens. The event will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a free event for schools and gives students with special needs an opportunity to show off their creative side through interactive art stations. There will also be live performances by local groups. After creating their works of art, participants are welcome to explore the Rainforest Pyramid. Spots are limited to the first 500 students, they must attend with a school/class and must live in Galveston County. Pre-registration is required.

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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.

  • Fall 2014 Dates: September 13

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.

  • Fall 2014 Dates: TBA

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.

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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.

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Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Adaptive Water Sports Festival

September 13, 2014

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

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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.

Ghostly Gardens

Ghostly Gardens

October 26, 2014

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 15 - January 3

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.

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ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

November 15 - January 4

A skilled team of 20 internationally-acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China will dive into 900 tons of ice and transform them into majestic marvels featuring holiday scenes with the beloved Bikini Bottom inhabitants from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. 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.

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Moody Gardens Presents: A Magical Christmas 2014 Dinner & Show starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends

December 18 - 27

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.

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