Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Apr
Sat
29
Members: Home Depot Workshop - Sailboat Craft Theme
Visitor Center Lobby

Members: Home Depot Workshop - Sailboat Craft Theme

When: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: Visitor Center Lobby

Prepare to sail the seas at Moody Gardens with this arts and crafts member event. Members will create their own sailboat craft. We provide all the tools you need, you provide the creativity and fun! The $3 of every ticket sale will be donated to SaveNature.org.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-depot-workshop-sailboat-craft-theme-tickets-33292309193

May
Sun
14
Mother's Day Buffet
The Garden Restaurant

Mother's Day Buffet

When: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: The Garden Restaurant

Suprise Mom this year with a visit to Moody Gardens! The Garden Restaurant is hosting a Mother's Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feast on May 14th. Enjoy delicious entrees, pastas, soups and salads. Pricing starts at $35.95 for Adults, $23.95 for Seniors, and $15.95 for Children 5-12. Children 4 & under are complimentary with an Adult purchase. Reservations are recommended, but not required. For more information or reservations, call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4238. View the menu here.

May
Sun
14
Members: Palm Beach / Ropes Course
Member Check In at Palm Beach Circle

Members: Palm Beach / Ropes Course

When: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: Member Check In at Palm Beach Circle

Come enjoy all that Palm Beach and the Ropes Course has to offer while also supporting one of Galveston’ great charities. These two attractions will be open to members with a $3 required reservation fee with proceeds going to the East End Lagoon Preservation. Members’ guests must purchase a ticket. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Jaime and raffle prizes will be given away every half hour from 1-5 p.m. Purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/member-event-may-14-palm-beachropes-course-tickets-33905049917

May
Sat
20
Members: NTBG Chipper Wichman
MG 3D Theater

Members: NTBG Chipper Wichman

When: 8:15 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

“Chipper,” president and executive director of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, will lecture on the importance of tropical plant species and how protecting the biodiversity of Hawai’I and tropical regions around the world makes a global impact. A $3 reservation fee is required benefiting The Breadfruit Institute, an organization dedicated to promoting the conservation and use of breadfruit for food and reforestation. The first 20 members to sign up will also receive a special tour of the Rainforest Pyramid with Donita Brannon, our horticultural exhibit manager. RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/member-event-may-20-ntbg-chipper-wichman-tickets-33905959638

May
Fri
26
Members: Preview of Da Vinci: The Exhibition and Amazon Adventure 3D
Moody Gardens

Members: Preview of Da Vinci: The Exhibition and Amazon Adventure 3D

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Two exhibits will be premiering May 27, and we are giving you the opportunity to check them out one day early, on May 26. Da Vinci: The Exhibition in the Discovery Pyramid is a hands-on examination of da Vinci’s life, research and art featuring more than 60 fully-built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays. Also, Amazon Adventure 3D will be playing in the MG 3D Theater this summer. This film tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.

May
Fri
26
Members: Aquarium Pyramid Reveal
Aquarium Pyramid

Members: Aquarium Pyramid Reveal

When: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

We are nearing the end of our $37 million renovation project at the Aquarium Pyramid and will open with a Grand Reveal on May 27, but we’re giving you a sneak peek first! Join us to see all of our new exhibits and animals as well as your old friends from the different regions of the earth’s oceans! Reservation details coming soon.

Annual Events

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

Easter at Moody Gardens

Easter in the Gardens

April 16, 2017

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free to the public, the Annual Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled, for children 9 years old and younger are invited to explore the Oleander Bowl in pursuit of eggs and treats. The Easter Bunny stops by for the fun as kids also play a variety of games for prizes and a petting zoo. In addition to all of the fun and excitement outdoors, Easter Buffet feasts will be available at both the Garden Restaurant and the Moody Gardens Hotel on Easter Sunday. Please visit www.moodygardens.org for menus, prices and reservation information.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ghostly Gardens

Ghostly Gardens

2017 Date TBA!

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.

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.

Ice land atMoody Gardens

ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures

2017 Dates Coming Soon!

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! 

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Festival of Lights atMoody Gardens

Festival of Lights

2017 Dates Coming Soon!

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. 

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Moody Gardens Macaws

Valentine's Dinner

2018 Date TBA!

Hearts will flutter, much like our birds, this year as Moody Gardens opens up its Rainforest Pyramid for a wild Valentine’s Dinner celebration.

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Moody Gardens Education Open House

Educator Open House

2018 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.

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Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People: Under the Sea!

2018 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 during Mardi Gras weekend. The event is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or attending, please contact volunteers@moodygardens.com or call 1-800-582-4673.

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