BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

 Over 400 craft brews, live music & fireworks CLICK HERE

ICE LAND Ice Sculptures

The holidays just got a whole lot cooler CLICK HERE

Ropes Course & Zip Line

Challenge yourself at Galveston's newest attractions! CLICK HERE

Real Pirates Exhibition

Over 150 Artifacts from the pirate ship Whydah! CLICK HERE for info

Become a Member!

Enjoy Moody Gardens All Year Long! CLICK HERE 

Education Department

The Moody Gardens Education Department strives to provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants. From teacher workshops and field trips to sleepovers and birthday parties, kids of all ages will have an experience like no other!

Pyramid Kids Camp

Kids from 3 to 14 are invited to participate in a unique variety of camps that are fun and educational. Sign-up for our Pyramid Kids Camp mailing list and receive free information about our upcoming camps as they are announced.

CLICK FOR CAMP DATES & DESCRIPTIONS

Registration: for additional information or to register for a camp, please 409-683-4325 or email us at education@moodygardens.com. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Reservations and prepayment are required for all programs. Moody Gardens members and UTMB Employees receive a 15% discount on all camp programs.

Please note: Moody Gardens reserves the right to cancel any program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Educator Programs

Annual Educator Open House

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 or to register

Educator Workshops

$55 per person, includes lunch

From oceans to rainforests and sharks to frogs, join us throghout the year for our educator workshops! All workshops include hands-on-activities, educational materials, a guided visit to the corresponding exhibit and SBEC credit hours.

CLICK HERE for more information or to register

Overnight Adventures

Moody Gardens offers two adventurous sleepovers, which allow students to spend the night exploring one of our exciting attractions. Each program includes a late-night pizza snack and a light breakfast. Chaperones required.

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 a.m.

Cost: $1,000 for up to 20 people, $50 for each additional guest

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 1-800-582-4673, ext 4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.com for information and reservations.

Creatures of the Night

Explore the rainforest after dark. Hear, touch, taste, and smell your way through the night to discover how nocturnal creatures live. The evening includes a variety of activities, including a tour of the Rainforest Pyramid. Participants spend the night in the Rainforest Entrance.

Night Under the Sea

Discover what's found above and below the tropical oceans of the world. Meet reef inhabitants and observe how they are adapted to their particular environment. Spend the night in the aquarium.

Already participated in a sleepover? CLICK HERE to fill out a sleepover evaluation.

Scout Programs

Visit Moody Gardens and work towards earning a badge at the same time! Each workshop includes an attraction visit and fun, hands-on activities. Most or all of the badge requirements are completed during the workshop. Ask us about combining your workshop with a sleepover to create a rewarding overnight adventure.

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 1-800-582-4673, ext 4325 or e-mail us at scouts@moodygardens.com for information and reservations.

Cub Scouts

Wolves: Elective 13, Birds
Bears: Achievement 5, Sharing Your World
Webelos: Naturalist Activity Badge

Price: $100.00 for up to 10 participants (scouts and chaperones) and $10.00 each additional participants (scouts and chaperones)

We require 1 chaperone to every 5 scouts in the badge workshop. Non-scout children are not permitted to attend the workshop.

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Day offers boy scouts the opportunity to complete most of all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! 

CLICK HERE to view upcoming Merit Badge Days and prices

Home School Programs 

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.

Cost:

  • $10 per day (per person)
  • $40 for all 5 days (per person)
  • Moody Gardens members are free (registration required below)

Regular Registration: CLICK HERE

Member Only Registration: CLICK HERE

Guidelines: Must pre-pay for days. We will not issue refunds for the $40 package deal. Members and nonmembers must preregister by deadline date.

For additional information, please call 1-800-582-4673, ext.4281 or e-mail us at specialist@moodygardens.com.

  • Wednesday, October 8 2014 10am-2pm- The Colonel Paddlewheel – Come aboard and learn about Famous Galvestonians of the past and how they shaped our city into what it is today. (*Preregistration deadline is Sunday, October 5 by midnight)
  • Wednesday, November 12 2014 10am-2pm- Aquarium Pyramid – Sharks, whales, and squid, oh my! Learn about the mysterious animals that live in the deep oceans! (*Preregistration deadline is Sunday, February 8 by midnight)
  • Wednesday, December 10 2014 10am-2pm- 3D Theater – Learn about the amazing diversity of the Galapagos Islands and watch Galapagos 3D on the largest screen in Texas! (*Preregistration deadline is Sunday, November 9 by midnight)
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10am-2pm- Rainforest Pyramid – Try to find all the different types of birds in the rainforest as you learn more about the adaptations they needto survive. (*Preregistration deadline is Sunday, January 11 by midnight)
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10am-2pm- Discovery Museum – Discover the Ice Age! Learn about giant animals that once roamed the earth during this frosty era of time.(*Preregistration deadline is Sunday, December 7 by midnight)


Outreach Programs

Rainforest Roadshow

CLICK HERE to view the Rainforest Roadshow PDF

Can’t visit us? Let us bring the Rainforest Roadshow to you! Our rainforest expert will bring the wonder and awe of the tropical rainforests to life for your group. Each multidisciplinary presentation incorporates rainforest artifacts and plants to help teach participants about Central and South American rainforests and their importance. Presentations are 45 minutes long with a maximum of 80 participants per presentation.

Price: Galveston, Harris, Chambers, Liberty, Waller, Fort Bend, Brazoria Counties
First Presentation $100.00 (up to 80 participants). Additional Presentations $75.00 per presentation (up to 80 participants each, maximum of four per day). Reservations outside of these counties will include a mileage fee. 

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 1-800-582-4673, ext 4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.com for information and reservations.

Birthday Parties

Leave the planning to us! Celebrate your child’s birthday at Moody Gardens with one of our exciting birthday party packages. Packages include cake, paper goods, invitations, a private party room for two hours, entry to the corresponding exhibit for 24 guests and more!

Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. For additional information or to make reservations, call 1-800-582-4673, ext 4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.com

CLICK HERE for party themes and pricing

Field Trips

Let the pyramids become your classroom and experience the natural world firsthand. Supplement your TEKS requirements with a field trip to Moody Gardens. Guided and unguided programs available. 

Reservations for Exploration and Funday Programs are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

Exploration Program

Join us for a guided rainforest or ocean-themed presentation and tour. Prices start at $7.95 per person.

Funday Programs

Custom-design your learning experience with this unguided option. Prices range from $5.95 for one attraction to $32.95 for all attractions. (Palm Beach and special exhibits not included.)

Title 1 discounts are available for visits between August and February. 

CLICK HERE for detailed Field Trips information 

CLICK HERE for Meal Deals

Please call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4203 or ext. 4362 for more information and reservations.

Animal Information 

Moody Gardens is one of the premier educational and recreational facilities in the Southwest and offers visitors the opportunity to view and visit with a very diverse collection of animals. In fact, over 5,500 animals representing 650 different species currently reside at Moody Gardens.

Animal and Plant Guides

CLICK HERE to learn more about the animals and plants housed at Moody Gardens.

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunt - General

CLICK HERE to download

Scavenger Hunt - Aquarium

CLICK HERE to download

Scavenger Hunt - Rainforest

CLICK HERE to download

Moody Gardens Treasure Hunt

Spring Break 2014

CLICK HERE to download