Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Feb
Sun
01
Mardi Gras Ball for Special People
Moody Gardens

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

When: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

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. If you are interested in volunteering or attending, please contact volunteers@moodygardens.com or call 1-800-582-4673.

Feb
Sun
01
MEMBER EVENT: Big Game on Big Sceen
MG 3D Theater

MEMBER EVENT: Big Game on Big Sceen

When: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: MG 3D Theater

MEMBERS TAILGATE PARTY: Big Game on Big Screen!

Experience the BIG GAME on the best screen in Texas at the MG 3D Theater!

We will have concessions available for food to purchase. Join us for games and prizes in the Visitors Center Lobby. The game will also be shown in Visitor Center Lobby so you won't miss a minute of the action.

The MG 3D Theater now features the world's first 4K 3D giant 6-Primary laser projection system. You'll be able to watch the big game on the new 60 by 80 foot white screen which projects an image nearly three and a half times brighter than normal theaters. It's the highest definition of high definition.

Limited space available so make sure to RSVP today!

*Members must bring their active membership ID cards to the event. Members are allowed to bring one guest and must RSVP by Jan. 30.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

Feb
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.

Feb
Sat
07
Educator Open House
Moody Gardens

Educator Open House

When: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

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

Feb
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.

Feb
Wed
11
Home School Programs
Moody Gardens

Home School Programs

When: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens

Join us for Moody Gardens Home School Days. Discover the amazing world of rainforests and oceans as you participate in programs and exciting, hands-on activities. Discover the Ice Age! Learn about giant animals that once roamed the earth during this frosty era of time.

*Preregistration deadline is Sunday, February 8 by midnight.

CLICK HERE for more information

Feb
Fri
13
Aquarium Valentine's Dinner
Aquarium Pyramid

Aquarium Valentine's Dinner

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

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.

You can reserve a table at one of our ocean exhibits, including the South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and Caribbean on one of these nights:

Friday, February 13:

  • $140 for 2 or $270 for 4
  • Includes: Three course meal (includes non-alcoholic drink and tax & gratuity), rose for her, souvenir photo and Aquarium Pyramid admission
  • CLICK HERE to view Friday menu

Saturday, February 14:

  • $180 for 2 or $340 for 4
  • Includes: Three course meal (includes non-alcoholic drink and tax & gratuity), bottle of wine or champagne, rose for her, souvenir photo, Aquarium Pyramid admission and interaction with marine biologist
  • CLICK HERE to view Saturday menu

To reserve your spot, please call 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4368. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Calls will be answered and returned daily between 3-4 p.m. RSVP by February 11, 2015.

CLICK HERE to view seating chart

Feb
Sat
14
Pyramid Camp: Ages 3-4
Moody Gardens

Pyramid Camp: Ages 3-4

When: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens

Join us as we learn through story time, make a craft, have a themed snack, and visit one of the Pyramids at Moody Gardens. Preschool camps are designed for campers 3-4 years of age, accompanied by one adult.

CLICK HERE for information

Feb
Sat
14
Aquarium Valentine's Dinner
Aquarium Pyramid

Aquarium Valentine's Dinner

When: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

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.

You can reserve a table at one of our ocean exhibits, including the South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and Caribbean on one of these nights:

Friday, February 13:

  • $140 for 2 or $270 for 4
  • Includes: Three course meal (includes non-alcoholic drink and tax & gratuity), rose for her, souvenir photo and Aquarium Pyramid admission
  • CLICK HERE to view Friday menu

Saturday, February 14:

  • $180 for 2 or $340 for 4
  • Includes: Three course meal (includes non-alcoholic drink and tax & gratuity), bottle of wine or champagne, rose for her, souvenir photo, Aquarium Pyramid admission and interaction with marine biologist
  • CLICK HERE to view Saturday menu

To reserve your spot, please call 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4368. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Calls will be answered and returned daily between 3-4 p.m. RSVP by February 11, 2015.

CLICK HERE to view seating chart

Feb
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.

Feb
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.

Feb
Fri
27
From the Heart Golf Tournament
Moody Gardens Golf Course

From the Heart Golf Tournament

When: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Moody Gardens Golf Course

PLAY with us and make a difference in the lives of very deserving children!

The 3rd Annual From the Heart Golf Tournament has a unique goal: Raise enough funds in one day to purchase a Concerto Shower Trolley for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston.

Last year, an outpouring of support for the second From the Heart Golf Tournament allowed us to raise money to put towards the purchase of a PneuWalker Mobility Trainer, to help advance the children’s healing!

This year, our goal is to raise enough money to purchase a Concerto Shower Trolley, this shower trolley is specifically designed as a safe platform to provide extra care for frail or disabled dependent patients or residents with no ability to support themselves.

There are several ways to get involved and make a difference - we have very affordable sponsorship opportunities, and are looking for participants, raffle items, and in-kind donations too!

12 p.m. Shotgun Start • 4 Person Scramble

Registration and range open at 11 a.m.

Registration and payment deadline is February 20, 2015

REGISTRATION FORM: http://bit.ly/1CZVuDf

RAFFLE DONATIONS: http://bit.ly/1z3iUY1

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: 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.

  • Spring 2015 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.

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

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.

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

Winter 2015

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