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Galveston Island Hotel & Attractions


Enjoy the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids, MG3D Theater and 4D Theaters, Discovery Museum, 20,000 Leagues Interactive Adventure and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat.

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Galveston Restaurant Week:
Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks

Now - February 13, 2022

Dine at Shearn's Seafood & Prime Steaks inside the Moody Gardens Hotel for a special three course menu featuring, spicy shrimp bisque with tarragon chantilly, braised short rib, a special dessert trio and more.

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Valentine's Weekend: So Much to Love
February 12 - 14, 2022

Enjoy a romantic island escape with your sweetheart where you can choose between a spectacular three-course dinner under the sea inside of the Aquarium Pyramid, or a unique fine dining experience in Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks with floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf at sunset. You can even make a day of it by visiting the attractions before settling in for a nice dinner with your partner.

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Galveston Bridal Group presents,
An Island Wedding Show at Moody Gardens

Sunday, Feb. 13 | 12pm - 4pm

You want your big day to be as unique as your love story. Galveston Island has the setting, flexibility and expertise to make your Big Day everything you have dreamed of. Take care of all of the details: The dress, the flowers, invitations, the music, cake and the menu, the linens - there is so much to consider. 

Proceeds benefit Moody Gardens Conservation Fund

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Winter Getaway Package

Now - February 28, 2022

Book your Getaway Package now through February 28 to experience a winter island escape where you can choose from an adventure through the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas inside the Rainforest Pyramid or a deep sea exploration to see the oceans of the world inside the Aquarium Pyramid. Then, check out one of our new films playing in the MG 3D Theater.

This package includes,
-A spectacular room for one night
-Your choice of tickets for two to either the Aquarium or Rainforest
-Tickets for two to one MG 3D Theater film

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Spring Adventures Education Program

These programs are geared towards learners of all ages and will include an educational program activity, topic focused guided tour and re-entry into the corresponding attraction for more self-discovery. These programs take place from 9:00am--4:00pm on the dates below:

March 14, 2022 - Whimsical World of Water
March 15, 2022 - Investigating Insects
March 16, 2022 - The Nitty-Gritty of Animal Niches
March 17, 2022 - Treetops in the Tropics
March 18, 2022 - Wilderness Explorers
March 19, 2022  - Sensical Survival

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Guests under 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or older. Registration closes at 5pm the day before for morning program and at 9am day of for afternoon program.

The Pyramid Promise


Effective March 10, 2021:

Moody Gardens strongly encourages guests to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to continue social distancing when possible. All employees will continue to wear face masks for the protection of our staff and guests. Additionally, rigid sanitization protocols and social distancing practices will remain in place throughout our property to provide an experience that is clean, safe and fun.

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.

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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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Guest Room

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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Golf Course

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, Family 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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Get Involved at Moody Gardens through Volunteering, Internships, Conservation and Employment.

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Cashless Transaction Policy

  • Moody Gardens strongly encourages guests to wear face masks and to continue social distancing when possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • All Moody Gardens employees will continue to wear face masks for the protection of both our guests and our staff.
  • Rigid sanitization protocols and social distancing practices will remain in place through Moody Gardens property to provide an experience that is clean, safe and fun.
  • Moody Gardens® has implemented a cashless transaction policy property-wide and currently ONLY accepts credit cards to reduce physical contact as a part of our COVID-19 protocols.

What They're Saying


I checked into the Moody Gardens due to my apt complex shut down my pool. Well moody gave me the resort experience without leaving the state. Everything was COVID friendly..clean..sanitized..and organized. Anything i needed my front desk agent Kamaria Watson was there to make me feel comfortable and safe.

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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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