Aquarium Pyramid NOW OPEN

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid


Shark U Week explores the world of Sharks with special activities at Moody Gardens.​

Bands on the Sand - Fri & Sat Nights

Experience Live Music on Palm Beach with fireworks after the show! Fri & Sat 6-10pm


Explore science and creativity in the Discovery Museum with Da Vinci: The Exhibition.

BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

Enjoy sun, fun and samplings Sept. 1 - 3 at one of the top 3 Beer Fests in the US!

ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday

Explore the Rainforest of the World on a whole new level of cool!

Dinos Alive Now Open

Embark on a Jurassic adventure this summer with Dinos Alive!


A mile-long trail with over a million lights and lighted scenes will brighten up your holidays!

Palm Beach Open Daily

Bask in the sun on Galveston's only white sand beach! Open Daily through Aug. 20.

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

 Holidays at Moody Gardens!

Holiday Events & Activities:

» Festival of Lights
» Ice Skating
» Arctic Slide
» Train Ride
» Holiday Films
» Pictures with Santa
» Holiday Buffet


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!

Imagine, a towering oil rig ice slide takes you to the breathtaking Flower Garden Banks and the Gulf of Mexico as you encounter spectacular schools of beautiful tropical fish, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and more on your way to your island destination! More information.

Shivers Ice Bar: featuring ultra-cool holiday spirits!
Open Sunday- Friday: 3 - 9 p.m.
Saturday- 12 - 10 p.m.


Adult: $26.95

Senior (65+): $21.95

Child (4-12): $15.95

Children 3 and under do not require a ticket.

Value Days:

Sunday - Thursday: Nov 13 - Dec 15, Jan 1 - 5 
(Excludes Thanksgiving)

Adult: $21.95

Senior: $16.95

Child: $10.95

Group Rates & Hotel Packages Available

4, 6, and 8 p.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy ICE LAND with the VIP treatment! This guided experience includes:

  • Front of the line entrance
  • Q&A regarding the construction of ICE LAND and our carvers
  • Hot Cocoa to warm up afterwards
  • A photo for your memories
  • Admission to Festival of Lights


» Adult: $89.00
» Senior (65+)/Child: $79.00

Groups are limited to 10 people per experience

Purchase tickets here


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. You can also skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink (bring your own skates or rentals available for $7), try out our Arctic  Slide or take pictures with Santa. More Information. 


Festival: $10.95 (includes ice skate admission)

Children 3 and under do not require a ticket.

Arctic Slide: $7 for one slide, $20 for 10 slides and $25 for all day

Find our Arctic Slide, Ice Rink and Train Ride Hours Here

Save Big!

Enjoy these attractions for just $7 per attraction from 6 - 10 p.m with Festival of Lights ticket after 4:30 p.m.:

» Arctic Slide 
» Ice Skate Rental 
» MG 3D Theater 
» 4D Special FX Theater 
» Rainforest Pyramid® 
» Aquarium Pyramid® 
» Discovery Museum 
» Colonel Paddlewheel Boat


Children 3 and under do not require a ticket.

Food Drive Thursday:

Food Drive Thursdays offer the opportunity to enjoy the Festival and get a special discount to help those in need this holiday season. Bring a non-perishable food item every Thursday throughout the Festival and receive a two-for-one Festival admission. The food will be donated to the Galveston County and Houston Food Bank.

Group Packages:

Available for groups of 20 or more. Contact Jennifer Kinard at 1-800-582-4673 ext 4362 or Bob Haggard at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4203 for more information. For corporate groups, please contact Quinnten Cleveland at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4338.

Thanks to our incredible Festival of Lights 2016 Sponsors!

Holiday Dining Options

»Festival of Lights Buffet Menu
Served Only on the Nights Festival of Lights Is Open
(Excluding Christmas Day Due to Special Holiday Menu)

» Moody Gardens Hotel Holiday Menu

Holiday Films

4D Special FX Theater

Now Showing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 4D. This traditional, hollywood classic, has been revisited... This time in 4D!
November 12 - January 8

More info

MG 3D Theater

The MG 3D Theater will be featuring several new movies this holiday season. This year's hollywood feature films include Finding Dory 3D and the traditional, fan- favorite, Polar Express 2D. More info


» Finding Dory: November 12 - December 9

» Polar Express 2D: December 10 - January 8