Moody Gardens

Now Open!

Moody Gardens Now Open!
SPECIAL NOTICE: We encourage you to purchase tickets online to further efforts with social distancing. You can also purchase tickets at the ticket windows on property.
Also note, Moody Gardens now has a cashless transaction policy and accept credit cards only property wide to futher reduce physical contact.

Palm Beach:  Open Fri. - Sun. 

Ropes Course, Zip Line, Discovery Museum: Closed

Moody Gardens Now Open!
Palm Beach Opens June 5 (Friday - Sunday only). Tickets on sale now!

 PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and reducing the spread of the virus, Moody Gardens has moved to cashless digital payments property-wide to reduce contact transactions.

Rest assured that Moody Gardens has comprehensive health and safety protocols in place.

Capacity restrictions and other guidelines will be closely monitored. We recommend you buy your tickets online.

This approach minimizes personal contact through ticket disbursement at cashier windows.

•  Attractions now open! Get your tickets 

•  Moody Gardens Hotel now open! Make your reservation 

•  Moody Gardens Golf Course now open. Book your tee time here 

Enjoy the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids, MG3D Theater and 4D Theaters, 20,000 Leagues Interactive Adventure, Colonel Paddlewheeler, and the new Dinos Alive exhibit

(Discovery Museum, Ropes Course and Zip Line will remain closed until further notice)

Our Pyramid Promise: Your experience will be Clean, Safe, and Fun, following all the CDC guidelines. Click here to find out more about what we’re doing to keep you safe.

Make plans for your journey at Moody Gardens that include Ticket Prices, Animal Experiences, Discounts, Directions and more.

  1. Plan Your Visit

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

  1. Buy Tickets

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

  1. Book Your Stay

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.

  1. Book a Tee Time

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.

  1. Attractions

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.

  1. Memberships

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.

  1. Education

Get Involved at Moody Gardens through Volunteering, Conservation and Employment

  1. Get Involved

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.

Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ANNUAL EVENTS AT MOODY GARDENS

Moody Gardens Blog

Visit our blog for behind-the-scenes updates, contests, games and the latest from Moody Gardens. 

CLICK HERE to visit our BLOG for Archived Entries

Latest Posts
 

4.30.20 -  M​oody Gardens Golf Course to Reopen May 4

4.18.20 -  Spring Bird Migration – Halfway Report 

4.1.20 -  Eskimo Curlew sighted at Galveston Island State Park!

3.17.20 - Moody Gardens Attractions Close Temporarily in Compliance with City of Galveston Order for Entertainment Venues in Response to COVID-19

3.11.20 - Moody Gardens CEO Public Health Update 

2.19.20 - Unlock the Secrets of the Earth's Climate with "Ancient Caves" in the MG 3D Theater

2.17.20 - Moody Gardens Offers Wildlife Engineer Camps Where Campers Explore Zoological Fields and More!

1.30.20 - Moody Gardens Splashes into Spring Break with Exciting New Attractions

1.29.20 - Spring Breakers Can Meet Jeff Corwin and Cruise on the Bay March 7

1.25.20 - Moody Gardens predicts winner of Super Bowl LIV with help of harbor seal

1.22.20 - Venture from New York to Virginia and Explore the Country's Largest Estuary with "Expedition Chesapeake: A Journey of Discovery" in the MG3D Theater

12.22.19 - BLOG: Save MORE and Give Back This Holiday Season at Moody Gardens!

11.27.19 - Adopted and Baby Penguins Hatch at Moody Gardens

11.21.19 - Moody Gardens Newest Interactive Adventure Goes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

11.21.19 - Macaroni Penguins Get Chance at Forever Home at Moody Gardens

11.20.19 - Parachuting Santa, Choirs and a Tribute to the Victorian Age Kicked Off Moody Gardens' Holiday in the Gardens

10.09.19 - Moody Gardens Says Thank You to Galveston Island on Oct. 20th

10.5.19 - Skeletown!

09.30.19 - Ice Carvers Have Arrived

09.27.19 - Ice Land: Christmas Around the World 2019

08.29.19 - Great Bear Rainforest 3D Comes to Moody Gardens

08.14.19 - Rhapsody on the Reef

07.30.19 - Shark U Week Returns to Moody Gardens

04.19.19 - Moody Gardens Opens Reefer Lab on 4/20

01.01.19 - The Birds of Moody Gardens - Reflections

Web Cams

ICE LAND Webcam Coming Winter 2020!

Photo Kiosk

Online Photo Kiosk

Get your photo taken at Moody Gardens and you'll be handed a card with a code. With this code you can retrieve your photos onsite at any of our photo kiosks. Photos will be posted once a day online.

CLICK HERE to look up your photos*

For questions, email photosmgr@moodygardens.org

Group Sales

Groups

Whether it is a corporate event with a catered dinner, a group outing to visit the Moody Gardens attractions, or your child’s sixth birthday party with a surprise visit from a real penguin, the staff at Moody Gardens knows how to make your group event special and memorable. Special packages are available for groups of 20 or more.

Group Sales:

Jennifer Kinard

(409) 683-4362

jkinard@moodygardens.org

Christi Hopkins:

(409) 683-4203

chopkins@moodygardens.org

Corporate Groups:

Quinnten Cleveland

(409) 683-4338

qcleveland@moodygardens.org

CLICK HERE for more information

Hope Therapy

Get Involved

Get involved at Moody Gardens through Volunteering, Conservation and Employment!

Here's How to Get Involved:

CLICK HERE for more information

MOODY GARDENS OPENS CORAL REEF LAB

Aquarium Pyramid’s New Coral Reef Lab Addresses Critical Environmental Crisis On Florida Reef Tract

DONATE NOW:  CLICK HERE TO HELP SAVE CORAL REEFS

BUY TICKETS:  YOUR MOODY GARDENS TICKET PURCHASE HELPS WITH OCEAN CONSERVATION AND OTHER CAUSES. 

Moody Gardens invites you to Be A Reefer to help save coral reefs. An international effort is underway to increase awareness and combat a disease that is rapidly killing the Florida Reef Tract, the third largest coral reef system in the world. Moody Gardens’ new Coral Rescue Lab will be used to propagate coral as it focuses on species being impacted by this disease.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), selected Moody Gardens to participate in this vital project to help save corals native to the Florida Reef Tract as one of 60 institutions from 21 states and Canada.

“We are excited and honored to be selected as one of the institutions that are being entrusted with the care of these corals,” said Greg Whittaker, Moody Gardens Animal Husbandry Manager.

In 2014, an unidentified coral tissue loss disease was first observed in Miami-Dad County and quickly spread throughout the north areas of the Florida Reef Tract. The disease outbreak continued to persistently spread south of Miami through the Upper and Middle Keys, reaching the Lower Keys by April 2018.

In response to the disease the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have formed the Florida Coral Rescue Team to execute the Florida Coral Rescue Plan to save what is left of Florida’s healthy coral stocks. Part of that plan includes the Rescue Team reaching out to institutions to house and maintain corals for gene banking and propagation for potential future restoration activities.

The Rescue Plans has two primary goals: prevent ecological extinction of the most susceptible species along the Florida Reef Tract, and maintain as much genetic diversity as possible among approximately 25 species of coral.

“Corals are animals and are highly impacted by their environment. Through this effort we are helping nature respond to a crisis and recover to once again become a healthy ecosystem,” Whittaker said.

In March the Aquarium Pyramid received 250 pieces of live aquacultured rock in preparation for the live corals for the exhibit. Aquacultured rock is rock used to season coral aquariums and prepare them for holding local corals. On April 17, Moody Gardens received the coral entrusted to us and acclimated it to its temporary home inside an exhibit inside the Aquarium Pyramid.

“We are looking forward to being able to educate our guests about the diversity of Florida’s coral reefs and the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem for them to thrive,” Whittaker said, adding that this project fits in perfectly with the cornerstones of Moody Gardens’ mission of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research.
The arrival of the live coral into the Aquarium Pyramid appropriately coincides with Earth Day, being celebrated property-wide at Moody Gardens with presentations and crafts on April 20. As part of the Earth Day festivities, the first 100 people starting at 10 a.m. to visit a new Reef Rescue VR Experience will receive two-for-one admission to the attraction. Reef Rescue VR is an interactive high-capacity virtual reality experience where up to 16 people can pilot their own R.O.V.E.R. to help clean up waters, plant new coral branches and feed the fish, returning the reef to complete health in the process.

Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.

Just Coast: Explore Moody Gardens Podcast

Episodes

Jeff Corwin Part 1

Jeff talks about his experiences with wildlife growing up in New England, what inspired him to become involved in conservations, and changes we can all make to protect wildlife and our precious natural resources.

 (Episode 1) 

Jeff Corwin Part 2

Hear Jeff share how his work with conservation led to a career in television and what advice he has for students who are interested in working with nature and the environments around them. 

 (Episode 2) 

Jeff Corwin Part 3

In this episode, Jeff shares about his new film “Expedition Chesapeake,” and what he wants audiences to learn about the country’s largest estuary. 

(Episode 3)

Home Gardening: Episode 4

Horticulturist, Donita Brannon, shows how you can start an easy backyard garden with your kids.

Get Outside: Episode 5

Moody Gardens' Animal Husbandry Manager, Greg Whittaker, talks about how you can get outside and watch Spring begin to happen as birds start their northern migration.