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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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Super Sized Spring Break at Moody Gardens

New Films | Hotel Packages | Special Menus | Camps | Golf

This March Unlimited Admission to Attractions on the One Day Value Pass!

Four New Films in the MG3D and 4D Theaters

Junior Golf Camps

Spring Break Adventures

Special Menus

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Fish Fry Fridays
Moody Gardens Golf Course - Pelican Grille

February 9 - March 29 | Friday's 5pm - 7pm

Enjoy a beautiful view and Fish Fry Buffet dinner at the Moody Gardens golf course restaurant. The buffet features fried fish, mac and cheese supreme, hush puppies, dessert, beverages, and more.

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Dive Into The Gulf: An Exposition

February 23 - 25

This is a captivating event that unites scuba diving enthusiasts, science aficionados, conservationists, artists, and educators for an exhilarating weekend of exploration, education, and fun. Scheduled for February 23-25, Dive into the Gulf promises an unforgettable experience for divers, ocean lovers, and conservation advocates alike.

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Bandini Wine Dinner

February 28th | 6:30 pm | 9th Floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel

We invite you to join us for Moody Gardens’ inaugural wine dinner featuring an intimate, five-course Argentina wine pairing dinner with Finca Bandini owners and Galveston locals, Fred and Susan Bandini.

Indulge in Chef Bobby Ross’ intricate bites, sip Houston Rodeo Uncorked! 2024 Class Champion and Double-Gold award-winning wines, and be one of the first to share in a family story that is the Texas American Dream.

$125 per person + tax and service fee for more information call 409-683-4404.

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Moody Gardens Hotel Becomes Dog Friendly

March 1

Man’s best friend can now enjoy the suite life at Moody Gardens Hotel! Include your dog on your next island getaway with long walks through the acres of beautiful Moody Gardens, spectacular room accommodations, and other hotel amenities that will make you and your furry friend feel like a VIP.

Please note: for exhibit animal safety, dogs are not allowed in the attractions. Refer to the Moody Gardens Dog Policy for pet fee, weight and other guidelines.

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Spring Adventures

March 10 - 15 | 9:30 - 11:30am

Spring Adventures are an exciting way to start your day at Moody Gardens! Participants will have an early entrance in the corresponding attraction prior to other guests with a private tour. The adventure continues with a focused educational program and Ambassador Animal presentation. Limited participant spots each day, register early!

    $35 per person adult & youth (2 and under free). Check-in is at 9:15am.
    Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.

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    Spring Pyramid Kids Camp

    March 11 - 15

    Explore Moody Gardens in a captivating experience this Spring Break. Each camp day offers a different combination of various attractions, games, crafts, experiments and ambassador animal presentations. Join us for a single or multiple days of fun filled activities, March 11 to 15!

    Limited participant spots, register early. Before & After Care services available.

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    Fly Fishing Film Fest

    April 26 - 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.

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

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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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    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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    Macaws

    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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    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.

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    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.

       

    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.

    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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