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Galveston Island Hotel & Attractions

Open 365 days a year, Moody Gardens invites you to escape into a world of enchantment and exploration. Nestled on the beautiful Galveston Island in Texas, Moody Gardens is not just a premier destination for entertainment, it is a public, non-profit educational destination that aims to utilize nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research. With our lush tropical gardens, captivating wildlife exhibits, and thrilling attractions, we offer an extraordinary experience for visitors of all ages. Discover the immersive iconic pyramids, home to mesmerizing marine life, magnificent rainforests, and even an otherworldly discovery center. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, learn about conservation efforts, and embark on unforgettable adventures. Whether you're seeking family fun, educational experiences, or simply a tranquil retreat, Moody Gardens is your gateway to a world where curiosity knows no bounds. 


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Celebrate Mother's Day at Moody Gardens

Friday, May 10 thru Sunday, May 12

Brunch & Buffet, Palm Beach, Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off, Weekend Hotel & Spa Packages

Pamper Mom with an unforgettable weekend retreat at Moody Gardens! Indulge in our lavish Mother's Day Brunch & Buffet. Extend the celebration with our one- or two-night weekend getaways, complete with upscale accommodations plus elevate the experience with our rejuvenating spa packages. Plus, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Palm Beach and savor the flavors of the legendary Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off, making this Mother's Day truly extraordinary.

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Colonel Paddlewheel Dinner Cruise

Saturday, April 13

Sundown on the Seas aboard a Paddlewheel

Here's your chance to sail aboard an authentic replica of an 1800s Paddlewheeler. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus a dinner buffet and cash bar with dinner cruises. Boarding starts at 6:30pm to 7:00pm. Cruise will start at 7:00pm and return to port at 9:00pm. Reserve your spot today to experience this rare and unique opportunity. 


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Fly Fishing Film Fest

Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27 
The only venue to see these two great film events featured on the largest screen in Texas! 

Don't miss the Moody Gardens Fly Fishing Film Fest on April 26th and 27th at the MG3D Theater, showcasing the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™) and the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T). Join the fly fishing community for screenings, vendor booths, food, raffles, and more while supporting conservation efforts. So get ready to kick back, enjoy the cinematography, and get ready for the season ahead. Hotel packages and tickets are available.


An Evening With The Prisoner Wine Company

May 15
Join Us At Shearns Seafood & Prime Steaks Restaurant

"An Evening with The Prisoner Wine Company" promises an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts. Each course will be expertly paired with a selection from The Prisoner Wine collection, showcasing the versatility and artistry of these exceptional wines. Chef Bobby Ross has meticulously crafted a savory menu for the evenings' engagement. For further details, inquiries can be made by calling 409-683-4404.

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Stay at Moody Gardens Hotel and enjoy nearby attractions like the Moody Gardens Attractions and Moody Gardens Golf Course.

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With its stunning views, green fairways and gulf breeze, the Moody Gardens Golf Course has become one of the most popular golf courses in Texas.

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Experience the Rainforests of the World, Journey to New Depths in the newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, Explore new worlds in the MG 3D and 4D Special Effects Theater, dive deep in 20,000 Leagues:An Interactive Adventure and more.

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Enjoy Moody Gardens all year long with an Individual or Seasonal Membership. Your membership includes unlimited admission to most Moody Gardens attractions and other fantastic benefits.

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Educational efforts at Moody Gardens strive to provide learning experiences through Field Trips, Teacher Workshops, Birthday parties and more for our guests that will instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.

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Enjoy some of the great events happening at Moody Gardens all year long including Beats on the Beach, Holiday in the Gardens, Colonel Paddlewheel Dinner Cruises, Air, Car and Boat Show and more! 

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We Are A Cashless Property

  • Moody Gardens® has implemented a cashless transaction policy property-wide and currently ONLY accepts credit cards.

Important Notices

  • The West Lot will be closed from Sunday, March 31 until Monday, April 8.

The Pyramid Promise



Special Notice: We encourage you to purchase your tickets online.

Cashless Transaction Policy Propertywide: We now have a cashless transaction policy and we accept credit cards only property wide to further reduce physical contact. Cash payment and checks cannot be accepted.


What They're Saying

A Variety of Fun and Educational Things To Do

We enjoyed our visit to Moody Gardens and left feeling like there were still more things to do. The aquarium has some excellent exhibits; we especially enjoyed watching feeding time for the penguins and the seals. The rain forest was amazing, with free-flying birds and free-roaming monkeys, as well as a gorgeous collection of tropical plants. There was a selection of 3D and 4D films; we saw the 3D film about sharks. We also took the paddle boat tour. Being on the boat was enjoyable, although the bayou on which it sails is very developed and not very scenic. I didn't have the chance to visit the "discovery" pyramid, but my daughter did and liked that as well. We ate at the Garden Cafe, with a pleasant view of the water and plentiful good food. We definitely could have spent a lot more time at Moody Gardens if our itinerary had allowed. (Note: the beach and waterpark were closed for the season when we visited, so call ahead for seasonal hours if that's something you'd like to do.)

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Took visiting family to MG and had a blast! It's very big and we got there in the afternoon, so couldn't see all of it. We saw the Aquarium & Rain Forest pyramids, spent some time in the Lazy River and saw a 3D movie about Coral Reefs. Plus - We hit the food court for a yummy lunch. Not sure who had more fun, us or the kid! :-) Will be back soon to see the rest.


I want to compliment you on your excellent customer service. Your responses to all my questions and concerns were very much appreciated. You are an asset to Moody Gardens, they are fortunate to have a representative like you. Also, want to tell you how impressed we were with the Thanksgiving dinner, the attention for safety precautions, the many stations and food selections were incredible.  The beautiful room, decorations & personal table attention were also appreciated. We enjoyed it all and plan to make it our new Thanksgiving tradition. The night was perfect, we also enjoyed the Festival of Lights. 

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It was exceptional! All the staff were professional, polite and attentive. Hand sanitizer is located throughout the property, everyone wears masks and socially distancing is practiced. 



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