Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Annual Events

We host a variety of family-friendly events for our guests and community, including many free events, throughout the year. Check the Upcoming Events Calendar below for specific dates and event information.

Educator Open House

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

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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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.

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.

Seaside Saturdays

Celebrate the ocean at Moody Gardens with Seaside Saturdays every third Saturday of the month through September 27, 2014. Guests will have the chance to participate in themed days, which range from special pirate events, aquarium diver presentations, penguin activities, seaside ropes course challenges to arts and crafts based on your favorite characters from the new Rio 4D film. 

April 19: All About Penguins!

Spend the day learning about some of our most popular Aquarium Pyramid residents, the penguins! Free activities include:

  • Special Q&A presentations from our biologists at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on penguin care and conservation efforts
  • Penguin arts and crafts

Guests can then enjoy our new Penguins 3D film throughout the day to finish off their penguin-filled visit! Seaside Saturday activities will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Garden Lobby at the Moody Gardens Visitor's Center.

Easter in the Gardens

Come join us for the annual Easter in the Gardens celebration at Moody Gardens on April 20. 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.

Easter egg hunts are scheduled throughout the day at these times:

Egg Hunt #1:

  • 11:30 a.m. - ages 0-3
  • 12:00 p.m. - ages 4-7
  • 12:30 p.m. - ages 8-12

Egg Hunt #2:

  • 2:00 p.m. - ages 0-3
  • 2:30 p.m. - ages 4-7
  • 3:00 p.m. - ages 8-12

Bands on the Sand

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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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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Upcoming Events Calendar

Apr
Sun
20
Easter Day Buffet
Garden Restaurant

Easter Day Buffet

When: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Garden Restaurant

You won’t be disappointed with all the delicious options at this Easter Day Buffet! You’ll have a variety of soups, salads and entrees to choose from, including Pasta del Mar, Chicken Cordon Le Bleu or a Carved Roast Sirloin. Kids can also enjoy some of their favorites including macaroni and cheese or chicken tenders with french fries. A variety of desserts, assorted rolls and fresh baked breads will also be offered.

Adults: $26.95
Seniors: $19.95
Children (5-12): $12.95 (Children 4 and under are complimentary with adult purchase)

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To RSVP, please call 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4200

Apr
Sun
20
Easter in the Gardens

Easter in the Gardens

When: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where:

The annual Easter in the Gardens makes its way back to Moody Gardens on April 20. Kids ages 12 and under are invited to this free event to search for the golden eggs in our famous 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.

Easter egg hunts are scheduled throughout the day at these times:

Egg Hunt #1:

  • 11:30 a.m. – ages 0-3
  • Noon – ages 4-7
  • 12:30 p.m. – ages 8-12

Egg Hunt #2:

  • 2 p.m. – ages 0-3
  • 2:30 p.m. – ages 4-7
  • 3 p.m. – ages 8-12

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. Call 1-800-582-4673 for reservations or more information.

Apr
Tue
22
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.

Apr
Tue
29
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.

May
Sat
03
Demo Day
Moody Gardens Golf Course

Demo Day

When: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Moody Gardens Golf Course

Representatives from Titleist, Callaway and Ping will be at the Driving Range with all the latest technologies for you to try out! If you have been thinking about getting new clubs, or just curious about the new products available, this day is for you! For more information, contact PGA Professional, Rick Christ, at 409.683.1201 or rchrist@moodygardens.org.

May
Tue
06
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.

May
Tue
13
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.

May
Tue
20
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.