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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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The Aquarium Pyramid will close early at 3pm, Friday December 2, 2022

Holiday in the Gardens

Now through January 7

Create special memories as you explore the Festival of Lights mile-long trail with stops to enjoy hot chocolate, fireside s'mores and other festive treats. Also check out Ice Land, the holiday 3D and 4D films, pictures with Santa, the Arctic Slide, train rides, and holiday dining options!

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Dog Night on the Festival of Lights Trail

Wednesday, December 7

Bring your furry friends out to enjoy our mile-long light trail! Guests will receive a buy 1 get 1 free Festival of Lights ticket when they bring a donation for the Galveston Island Humane Society. Dogs must remain on their leads/leashes at all time (No retractable leashes please). Owners must pickup after their dogs and provide their own bags. Dogs are only allowed on the Festival of Lights trail and will not be permitted inside indoor areas. Purchase tickets in person at our outdoor ticketing hut, located in front of the Visitor Center to receive donation discount!

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Holiday Dining

 Christmas Day Buffets, Breakfast with Sanata and more, spend quality time with your out-of-town guests and leave the prep and cleaning to us! 

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Dinner Cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Enjoy beautiful views of Offats Bayou, plus a dinner buffet and cashless bar with dinner cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The cruise is 2 hours long (7pm to 9pm), each with a specific theme. 

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Child and Diver

Purchase single day or value passes for our attractions and learn more about gift cards and membership passes.

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View of Pyramids

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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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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Penguin

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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The Pyramid Promise

YOUR VISIT WILL BE 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.

   

Cashless Transaction Policy

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
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What They're Saying

Great COVID EXPERIENCE

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.

Trip Advisor

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.)

Trip Advisor

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.

Yelp

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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