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Celebrate July 4 weekend with us with FREE Fireworks Saturday, July 2!

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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Celebrate Christmas in July and get ready for Holiday in the Gardens 2022!

Ice Land is back with a Caribbean Christmas theme this year, along with all of your festive favorites: Festival of Lights, Ice Skating, The Arctic Slide, Holiday 3D films, Rudolph 4D, Train Rides, Cirque Joyeux Holiday Show, New Years Palooza and More! 


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Rainforest Pyramid: Dynamic Dwellers
Now Open!

Introducing Rainforests of the World: Dynamic Dwellers

This summer exciting changes inside the Rainforest Pyramid will allow guests to experience life in a whole new way as they journey from the treetops to exploring what occurs beneath the surface of the Rainforest Floor. Existing plants, free-roaming birds and animals and enclosed exhibits will be enhanced with the addition of inhabitants that dwell within a new European Bee Colony, Decomposers Gallery, Leafcutter Ant exhibit in the Sunrise Gallery and more. Visitors will be fully immersed as they trek through the Upper Canopy and Conservation Huts on through the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas to the Nightfall Gallery for new perspectives and insight. A tribute to the plants, animals and all life within Rainforests of the World.

Rainforest Family Package

Spend the weekend at Moody Gardens! This package includes four tickets to the Rainforest Pyramid & a 3D movie, a $50.00 breakfast credit, and self-covered parking.

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Palm Beach and Beats on the Beach

Open daily through September 5!

Start your summer with a splash as Palm Beach opens for the season from May 28 - September 5 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.! Sink your feet in our soft white sandy beaches or cool off in our 650-foot lazy river, wave pool and two 18-foot tall tower slides.   

Enjoy Beats on the Beach Saturday nights with a DJ playing your favorite music and family fun that is great for all ages from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.!

Individual Tickets, Season Passes and Annual Pass Plus Membership are available. 

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End your Saturday night with fireworks!

Every Saturday Night Now through August 6

Celebrate summertime with free fireworks every Saturday night from June 11 – August 6 at 9:15 p.m. The Moody Gardens pyramids are the perfect backdrop for all ages to enjoy!


Fireworks for Fourth of July Weekend - Saturday 7/2

Enjoy a fireworks show over Offats Bayou to celebrate Independence Day weekend! The Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm on Saturday, July 2, 2022

Summer Day Camps:
Grades K-7

July 11 – 15,  July 25 – 29,  August 8 - 12

(Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m) Includes up to 3 attraction experiences daily (weather dependent); with different activities, games, crafts and experiments each week!  Register for the grade level your camper will be entering this Fall. 

Members:   $275/week                   Non-Members:  $300/week

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Learn Wild!  Home School 

Home School Programs are geared towards learners of all ages.  Participants check in at 9:30 am at the 3-D theater for a private 10 am movie showing with educator discussions. After the movie, participants go to the corresponding attraction for more educational program activities and self-discovery. These 2 half hour programs start promptly at 10:00am on the dates below:

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4558 or email AttractionSales@moodygardens.org‚Äč for more information.

August 1, 2022: Day of the Dinos: Blast to the Past 

Advanced registration is required for both adult and children participants ages 3-17. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

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Dinner Cruise
Saturday, July 9, 2022

Cajun Menu

Enjoy beautiful views of Offats Bayou, plus a dinner buffet and cash bar with dinner cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. This cruise features a Cajun menu with watermelon salad, shrimp etouffee, creamy Cajun chicken with broccoli and cauliflower, dirty rice, and mini hummingbird bundt cakes.

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Moody Gardens Air Car Boat Show

Moody Gardens Air Car & Boat Show

Hotel Packages Available 

August 12 -14

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Dive into the Gulf Dive Expo

Dive into the Gulf: An Exposition

Dive Expo & Hotel Packages

August 19 - 20

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Bike Show Island Ride Out

Island Rideout & Bike Expo

Hotel Packages

August 26 - 28

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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.

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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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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® 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.

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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