Field Trip Information

Supplement your TEKS requirements with a field trip to Moody Gardens. Guided and unguided programs available.

Please call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4203 or ext. 4362, for more information and reservations. In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

Pyramid Field Trip Grant for Title 1 Schools

The Pyramid Field Trip Grant for Title 1 Schools provides discounted rates on field trips to Moody Gardens for schools whose financial situation would otherwise prevent them from visiting. The grant is only available for visits to Moody Gardens facilities between August 28, 2013 and February 28, 2014.

Rainforest Exploration 

Experience hands-on fun with exotic animals at The Learning Place followed by a guided tour of the Rainforest at Moody Gardens. Visit our tropical "classroom" filled with interesting plants, exotic fish and colorful birds from the rainforests of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Include a visit to the MG 3D Theater for a truly multi-sensory experience.

Grades K-5:

What's My Design?
Learn how plants and animals adapt to their multi-layered environment.

The Bare Necessities
Design rainforest habitats and discover the basic needs living things must have to survive.

Grades 6-8:

Neighborhood Watch
Investigate how plants and animals interact and influence one another in the rainforest environment.

Tropical Tracks
Follow our rainforest expert as they explore rainforest ecosystems around the world.

Grades 9-12: 

Rainforest Rescue
Discover how rainforest plants and animals have become an integral part of our daily lives and what we can do to preserve them.

Take a journey to the rainforests of South America and hope your tribe has bought everything they need to survive!


» $10.95 per person with MG 3D Theater ticket (please allow 3 hours)
» $7.95 per person without MG 3D Theater ticket (please allow 2 hours)

Ocean Exploration 

Dive into the depths of ocean life with an instructional presentation followed by a guided tour of the Aquarium at Moody Gardens®. Visit our underwater "classroom" full of exotic fish, unusual invertebrates, frolicking seals, and playful penguins on a journey through the oceans of the world. Include a visit to the MG 3D Theater for a truly in-depth experience.

Grades K-5:

Let's Make a Seal
Discover how seals and other marine animals are adapted for survival in the ocean environment.

Grades 6-8:

Rendezvous at the Reef
Explore the intricacies of coral reefs and their importance to the marine ecosystem.

Ocean’s Journey
Join Ocean, a leatherback sea turtle, and journey through the oceans of the world.

Grades 9-12: 

Save Our Seas (S.O.S.)
Delve into the depths of pollution prevention, as well as other ocean conservation issues.

Environmental Science Investigators (ESI)
Investigate the incidents on Lavender Island and see if your team has what it takes to be ESI’s. This presentation is limited to 50 students and is two hours long.


» $10.95 per person with MG 3D Theater ticket (please allow 3 hours)
» $7.95 per person without MG 3D Theater ticket (please allow 2 hours)


Custom-design your visit by choosing your favorite attractions! Select a self-guided tour of the Aquarium Pyramid, or Discovery Pyramid, a film at the MG 3D Theater, a simulated moving adventure at the Ridefilm Theaters, a ride on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat or an experience in the 4D Special FX Theater. The Colonel Paddlewheel are available weather permitting.


  • 1 attraction $5.95
  • 2 attractions $9.95
  • 3 attractions $13.95
  • 4 attractions $17.95
  • All Attractions - Day Pass $35.00

Members: Free

Group Meal Deals

We offer a variety of discounted meal options for your next group visit to Moody Gardens®. Meal Deal options are only available for pre-registered groups. Reservations must be made through the group sales department. 

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Field Trip Program FAQs:

How far in advance do reservations have to be made?

Moody Gardens requires reservations for all Education programs at least two weeks in advance. All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Many programs and times fill quickly, so make reservations as soon as possible by calling 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4203 or 4362, for more information and reservations.

How many people need to be in a group to qualify for group rates?

In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

How do I reserve my field trip program?

After making a reservation, you will be mailed a program contract that verifies your reservation date, program, time and the deposit/payment due date. Upon receipt of your signed program contract and deposit/payment, Moody Gardens® will mail your confirmation materials. All programs require a deposit or full payment by the due date noted on your contract. Any remaining balance is due upon arrival. Moody Gardens® accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diner's Club, and Discover. Please have one person make a single payment for the entire group. All program prices reflect a per person rate. This rate applies to chaperones as well.

Do I need adult chaperones with my group?

Yes, adult chaperones are required to accompany your group at all times. Chaperones are required to pay for admission; however, one teacher or chaperone is permitted free for every 25 students.

What happens if our group is running late?

If your group is running late, please make every effort to contact your sales representative. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but we reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length accordingly. Remember, late admission is not permitted in the 3D Theater.

Can my group bring their lunch and eat there?

Groups are welcome to bring their lunches or make reservations for the lunch packages available at Moody Gardens®. If you choose to bring your lunches, please make arrangements to keep them in your vehicles until lunchtime. Moody Gardens® cannot provide storage space for lunches. Please note that uncovered picnic areas are available throughout the property. Food and beverages are not permitted inside exhibit areas.

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