4D Special FX Theater

Golf Island Style!

Houston Area's Top 3!

Cruise Aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

YOUR CHOICE OF INDIVIDUAL ATTRACTION TICKETS, VALUE PASSES OR YOU CAN "TRY IT AND BUY IT" AND APPLY TODAY'S TICKET PURCHASE TOWARD AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP!

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

From the secrets of the rainforest to the ocean’s depths, a world of wonder awaits.

Explore it, your way today at Moody Gardens.

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, take a deep-sea submarine voyage in the SpongeBob SubPants 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

CLICK HERE for a Complete Schedule and Attraction Details.

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

Aug
Mon
26
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Aug
Tue
27
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Aug
Wed
28
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Aug
Fri
30
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

When: All Day

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Ranked among the top 3 beer festivals in the country by USA Today, the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival returns to Moody Gardens for its tenth year and brings more than 400 specialty beers to the Moody Gardens Convention Center. As the largest craft beer festival in Texas, events include the Nach-yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, Taste It First opportunities, the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour and so much more. Moody Gardens’ members can tap into Labor Day fun and enjoy exclusive savings for the 10th annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival hosted at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center!

Aug
Sat
31
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

When: All Day

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Ranked among the top 3 beer festivals in the country by USA Today, the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival returns to Moody Gardens for its tenth year and brings more than 400 specialty beers to the Moody Gardens Convention Center. As the largest craft beer festival in Texas, events include the Nach-yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, Taste It First opportunities, the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour and so much more. Moody Gardens’ members can tap into Labor Day fun and enjoy exclusive savings for the 10th annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival hosted at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center!

Aug
Sat
31
Great Bear Rainforest Launch

Great Bear Rainforest Launch

When: All Day

Where:

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest.Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and giant screen theatres, and discover the land of the spirit bear!

Sep
Sun
01
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

When: All Day

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Ranked among the top 3 beer festivals in the country by USA Today, the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival returns to Moody Gardens for its tenth year and brings more than 400 specialty beers to the Moody Gardens Convention Center. As the largest craft beer festival in Texas, events include the Nach-yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, Taste It First opportunities, the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour and so much more. Moody Gardens’ members can tap into Labor Day fun and enjoy exclusive savings for the 10th annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival hosted at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center!

Sep
Mon
02
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Sep
Tue
03
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Sep
Wed
04
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Sep
Mon
09
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Sep
Tue
10
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Sep
Wed
11
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Sep
Mon
16
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Sep
Tue
17
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Sep
Wed
18
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Sep
Mon
23
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Sep
Tue
24
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

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

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 at 409-683-4362
Caitlin Sampson at 409-683-4203

Corporate Groups:

Quinnten Cleveland at 409-683-4338

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

SAVY volunteers at Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info

Aquarium Pyramid

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid

At the Discovery Museum

Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at the Discovery Museum in the new exhibit Dora and  Diego—Let’s Explore!

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

4D Special FX Theater

¡Vámonos!  ¡Al rescate!  Catch that Robot Butterfly!

Volunteers in Moody Gardens
Dive Volunteer at Moody Gardens

Volunteering

Moody Gardens relies on volunteers to support our staff and mission of providing an educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. Moody Gardens’ volunteers assist us in achieving our mission through active service in several departments throughout property. Whether in education, horticulture, or assisting keepers and aquarists, volunteers make an impact every day. They are essential in providing a rich and enjoyable experience for all our visitors. If you are looking for an extremely rewarding long-term service opportunity, we hope you will join our team!

CLICK HERE for Adult Volunteering Information

CLICK HERE for Teen Volunteering (SAVY)

CLICK HERE for Special Event Volunteering

CLICK HERE for Corporate & Group Volunteering 

Hope Therapy

Hope Therapy at Moody Gardens was inspired by the son of Foundation Trustee Robert L. Moody, who sustained a head injury in an automobile accident and who subsequently discovered the healing benefits of therapy utilizing animals and nature. Opening in January 1986, Hope Therapy became the cornerstone of Moody Gardens, an internationally recognized program that offered rehabilitative horseback-riding (Hippotherapy) to mentally and to physically disabled individuals.

Today's Hope Therapy offers Horticultural Therapy, through which individuals with disabilities can improve sensory awareness and motor abilities, regain confidence, and learn new skills to prepare for employment opportunities. The massive greenhouse and Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens are tended in part by these special clients.

Vocational Training, or Supported Employment also is an important part of the program. This provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to develop the necessary skills to gain and maintain a job. Moody Gardens employs many of these individuals on a full and part-time basis. We will work with job coaches, as needed.

For individuals with special needs looking for employment, please contact our Human Resources Department at (409)683-4275 or (409)683-4271

Hope Therapy Events
 

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

Art in the Gardens

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Growing Together at Moody Gardens

Volunteers Needed:

Please, click here to email our Volunteer Coordinator or
call 409-683-4108 to find out about volunteer opportunities.

Internships

Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program at Moody Gardens. We are proud to offer college students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of their choice. As part of the Moody Gardens mission, education is an important part of the experience. Internships provide an outstanding opportunity for students to learn and grow.

CLICK HERE for information on How To Apply and Deadlines 

intern at Moody Gardens

Conservation

Turtle at Moody Gardens Aquarium

Animal Rehabilitation

Working with different organizations, Moody Gardens® has provided assistance whenever possible aiding in the recovery and release of sea turtles, fish and other marine animals as they return to the wild. In the Aquarium Pyramid®, guests will find rescued Kemp’s Ridley turtles, loggerhead turtles, seals and more.

Species Survival Plans

As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Moody Gardens® wants to help ensure the continued survival of selected wildlife species. One of the ways Moody Gardens® and other institutions help is by participating in Species Survival Plans or SSPs. This is a cooperative effort made by zoos and aquariums around the country to help maintain healthy captive populations of endangered species. Currently, Moody Gardens® is involved in a variety of SSP programs, including the Pink Pigeon, Ocelot, Scarlet Ibis, Fairy Bluebird, and Two-Toed Sloth.

Sustainable Seafood

Moody Gardens is an active partner of Seafood Watch, lending conservation efforts by engaging in and promoting the Seafood Watch program through recommendations of sustainable seafood and healthy ocean choices in the local community. Learn more about Seafood Watch at seafoodwatch.org

Conservation at Moody Gardens

Green Initiatives

Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, Moody Gardens® was able to launch the new recycling program with solar powered recycling units. By 2016, Moody Gardens® aims to reduce landfill-bound waste by 75% with the new Sustainability and Conservation Action Team Program.

greenmountainenergysunclub.com

Conservation at Moody Gardens

One World One Ocean Foundation

Moody Gardens® created an elaborate exhibit at the MG 3D Theater exit and donated more than $3,000 to the One World One Ocean Foundation. The exhibit highlights the importance of ocean conservation with staggering statistics and beautiful imagery.

oneworldoneoceanfoundation.org

Conservation at Moody Gardens

Saving the Rainforest: Belize Botanic Gardens

Moody Gardens® donated more than $7,500 to the Belize Botanic Gardens to launch two rainforest conservation projects. The organization’s mission of conservation and education aims to serve the Belizean community and provide a scientific resource for botanical and horticultural institutions worldwide.

belizebotanic.org

SAVY volunteers at Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info

Aquarium Pyramid

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid

At the Discovery Museum

Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at the Discovery Museum in the new exhibit Dora and  Diego—Let’s Explore!

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

4D Special FX Theater

¡Vámonos!  ¡Al rescate!  Catch that Robot Butterfly!

Education at Moody Gardens

The Moody Gardens Education Department strives to provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants. From teacher workshops and field trips to sleepovers and birthday parties, kids of all ages will have an experience like no other!

Pyramid Kids Camp

Boys in Moody Gardens day camp

Kids ages 2 to 13 are invited to participate in a unique variety of camps that are fun and educational. Sign-up for our Pyramid Kids Camp mailing list and receive free information about our upcoming camps as they are announced.

Camp Dates & Descriptions

Registration: For additional information or to register for a camp, please call 409-683-4325 or email us at education@moodygardens.org. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Reservations and pre-payment are required for all programs. Moody Gardens members and UTMB Employees receive a 15% discount on all camp programs.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming camps.

Educator Programs

Educator Open House

Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spend the day with Moody Gardens. Come checkout our attractions and see what we and other Galveston attractions have to offer. This is a free event for Educators.

More Information

Educator Workshops

$55 per person, includes lunch

Moody Gardens Educator Workshops provide the opportunity to enhance your curriculum. All workshops are TEKS aligned and offer a multitude of hands on activities and educational materials to inspire your students.

Upcoming workshops

Curriculum Guides

Help make the most of your visit by downloading a copy of the curriculum:

» Tropical Rainforest Curriculum

» Ocean Scientists & Ocean Champions Curriculum

» SpongeBob SubPants (K-3) Learning Guide

» SpongeBob SubPants (4-6) Learning Guide

If you would like to receive e-mails about our Education Programs, Click Below!

Overnight Adventures

Moody Gardens offers two adventurous sleepovers which allow guests to spend the night exploring one of our exciting attractions. Each program includes a late-night pizza snack and a light breakfast. Chaperones required.

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 a.m.

Cost: $1,000 for up to 20 people, $50 for each additional guest

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance.

A deposit is required to reserve your overnight adventure, with the balance payable prior to your event.

Extend your adventure to the next day. Add-on attractions are available at group rates.

Call 409-683-4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.org for information and reservations.

Boy at Moody Gardens

Creatures of the Night

Explore the rainforest after dark to discover how nocturnal creatures live! The evening includes a variety of activities, with an animal encounter and a tour of the Rainforest Pyramid. Participants spend the night in the Rainforest Entrance.

Girls in Moody Gardens Aquarium

Night Under the Sea

Spend the night in the Aquarium and discover a world much different from your own! Make discoveries of ocean habitats, creatures that live within them and relationships they share during your night expedition. The evening includes a variety of activities with an animal encounter and a tour of the Aquarium Pyramid.

Already participated in a sleepover? CLICK HERE to fill out a sleepover evaluation.

Scout Programs

Visit Moody Gardens and work towards earning a badge at the same time! Ask us about combining a private workshop with a sleepover to create a rewarding overnight adventure.

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 409-683-4325 or e-mail us at scouts@moodygardens.org for information and reservations.

Cub Scouts

All NEW Cub Scout Workshops coming soon!

Price: $100.00 for up to 10 participants (scouts and chaperones) and $10.00 each additional participants (scouts and chaperones)

Scout Merit Badge Workshop

Merit Badge Workshops offer scouts the opportunity to complete most of all of the requirements for a single badge in just one day! 

CLICK HERE for upcoming Merit Badge Workshops

Girl Scouts

At Moody Gardens you can work on your Naturalist and Journey badges, see environments from around the world, try your skills on our ropes course and zip-line and so much more.

Download free activity packets from the links below to help complete badges during your visit!

Discounted tickets are available through group sales at 409-683-4558

» Juniors: Flowers Badge - Click Here

» Brownie: Bug Badge - Click Here

» Daisies: Daisies at Moody Gardens - Click Here

» Cadette: Tree Badge - Click Here

Home School Programs

Join us for Moody Gardens Home School Days. Discover the amazing world of rainforests, oceans and more as you participate in programs and exciting, hands-on activities. Home School Days are hosted the second Wednesday, October through September.

2019 - 20 Homeschool Days Schedule
Coming Soon!

REGISTRATION

Click here to register for members and non-members

For additional information, please call 409-683-4290 or click here to email us directly!

Outreach Programs

Education Workshop at Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens Outreach Programs

All Outreach Programs are multi-sensory, lecture, discussion, and interactive based. Although, program topics are science based, each topic also has interdisciplinary elements including: history, geography, culture, and conservation. The outrach program topic can be tailored to the grade level with the appropriate corresponding TEKS. To "illustrate" the program topics, Bio-facts and artifacts are introduced offering the student additional insight into their program. At the conclusion of this 45-55 minute program, your student will have the opportunity of engagement with both bio-fact and artifact, creating their own "AH-HA" moment!

Outreach Topics:

*INSECTS: The Unsung Hero

If you love chocolate Thank an insect! Explore the diverse super powers of our most often overlooked hero!

*AMAZING AMAZON ANIMALS

It's not just aquatic animals that depend on the Amazon River! Learn of the unique terrestrial, arboreal, and aquatic's relationship each animal has with the Amazon River.

*PENGUIN PALACES

Offers insight into the relationship the King, Rock Hoper, Yellow-Eyed, and Humboldt Penguin have with the natural resources of their environment for their "palace" construction.

*CORALS: COMMUNITIES of the Sea

Coral, is it a plant, an animal, or a mineral? How these elements work together forming a habitat for aquatic life and more!

*RAINFOREST: It's Connection to You!

The conversation begins with an overview of a tropical rainforest, the treasures within the biomes and their relevancy to us.

*Chocolate, Coconuts, and the Cuna

Imagine your students experiencing a cultural voyage through the eyes of the Cuna! The Cuna, a vibrant extant culture, live in and rely on their "Tropical American Mall."

Price: $100.00/ Presentation (maximum of five presentations per day) Reservations more than sixty miles from Galveston will include a mileage fee. 

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 409-683-4331 or e-mail us at outreach@moodygardens.com for information and reservations.

Birthday Parties

Looking to Plan a Birthday Party?!

Birthday Party at Moody Gardens Aquarium

Leave the planning to us! Celebrate your child’s birthday at Moody Gardens with one of our exciting birthday party packages. Packages include cake, paper goods, invitations, a private party room for two hours, entry to a corresponding exhibit and more!

Advance reservations are required. For additional information or to make reservations, call 409-683-4325 or e-mail us at education@moodygardens.org

CLICK HERE for party themes and pricing

Field Trips

Let the pyramids become your classroom and experience the natural world firsthand. Supplement your TEKS requirements with a field trip to Moody Gardens. Guided and unguided programs available. 

Reservations for Exploration and Funday Programs are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

Exploration Program

Join us for a guided rainforest or ocean-themed presentation and tour. Prices start at $7.95 per person.

Funday Programs

Custom-design your learning experience with this unguided option. Prices range from $5.95 for one attraction to $36 for all attractions. (Palm Beach and special exhibits not included.)

Title 1 discounts are available for visits between August and February. 

CLICK HERE for more information

CLICK HERE for Meal Deals

Please call 409-683-4203 or 409-683-4362 for more information and reservations.

Giant River Otter at Moody Gardens
Penguin at Moody Gardens
Orchid at Moody Gardens

Animal Information 

Moody Gardens is one of the premier educational and recreational facilities in the Southwest and offers visitors the opportunity to view and visit with a very diverse collection of animals. In fact, over 5,500 animals representing 650 different species currently reside at Moody Gardens.

Scavenger Hunts

General

CLICK HERE to download

 

 Aquarium

CLICK HERE to download

 

Rainforest

CLICK HERE to download

Join us for one of nature's most spectacular events that occurs every year in the Gulf of Mexico. The annual coral spawning in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is one of the most bizarre and beautiful phenomena you may ever see.

Good news - you don't have to be a diver to see it!

Join us at the Aquarium Pyramid for the Rhapsody on the Reef event. Experience this rare occurence as we live-stream the coral spawning with special presentations from NOAA, the Correa Lab at Rice University, the Galveston Bay Foundation and more! Bask in music, a delightful menu of light hors d'oeuvres and desserts, a cash bar and partake in a silent auction.

Early Bird Special! Tickets are $85 per person with proceeds benefiting Coral Conservation

Purchase Tickets Here!

Attire: Cocktail with a Splash of Coral

What is Coral Spawning?

Using a definiton from the National Oceanic and Atmoshpheric Administation, coral spawning is when hard (or stony) corals reproduce by releasig their eggs and sperm all at the same tiime. This spawning cycle is one of nature's most spectacular events & you and your date have the chance to watch LIVE as it happens!

Bask in Live Music

Enjoy LIVE music featuring a fun selection of contemporary music by the River Oaks String Quartet!

Hear From Some of the most distinguished Individuals in Galveston

Dr. Adrienne Correa of Rice University

Adrienne Correa is an ecologist in the BioSciences faculty at Rice University. Dr. Correa will be discussing the Correa Lab and Moody Gardens partnership for the last two years to train Rice U. scientific divers, expose Moody Gardens team members to field-based research, and to conduct ocean science education and outreach programs for diverse audiences.

Kelly Drinnen of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Kelly Drinnen is an Education and Outreach Specialist with NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and has been teaching marine science as an informal educator for almost 30 years

T’Noya Thompson of the Galveston Bay Foundation

T’Noya Thompson worked at Moody Gardens in the Animal Care Departmentt for over 12 years before joining the Galveston Bay Foundation as Advocacy Programs Manager. A Texas A&M University at Galveston Alumni, Thompson also received a Global Field Project Master’s Degree in Biology at Miami University through Project Dragonfly and currently serves Community Learning Leader for the program. T’Noya is passionate about collaborating and connection with the Galveston community to preserve Galveston Bay for future generations.

Partake in A Silent Auction

Proceeds from the benefit will go towards Coral Conservation

A list of some of the awesome items YOU can Bid and Win:

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet a Penguin up-close?! Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit!

Otter Encounter!

Our keepers will take you behind-the-scenes of the Rainforest Pyramid for the rare opportunity to meet our Giant Amazon River Otters. Learn about otter biology, conservation, and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior Otter Exhibit area. You can then join us for a public Keeper Chat about otters!

Penguin & Seal Experience!

Experience what it’s like to be a keeper at the South Atlantic and North Pacific exhibits for a day. Participants will experience what it is like to take care of the penguins and seals that call Moody Gardens their home in this 4-hour behind the scenes adventure. The morning will be spent assisting the biologists cleaning the penguin exhibit, preparing their diet, watching training sessions, meeting a seal and feeding the penguins!

Art pieces, including 2 LIVE paintings and Penguin Art signed by The Property Brothers!

- 2 LIVE - action Paintings

- Signed SpongeBob Art

- (2) SIgned "My Father, the Captain- My Life with Jacques Cousteau" Books by Jean Michel Cousteau

- Signed Former Houston Rocket, Patrick Beverly, Basketbal and/or Jersey

- Jameson Whiskey Neon Sign

- LandShark Lager Neon Sign

- Deep Eddy Vodka Neon Sign

- Penguin & Seal Experience

- Signed Penguin Art by the Property Brothers

- The Artist Boat Kayak Adventure

- Brew-ding Event! Enjoy Birding at Moody Gardens! Includes the Rainforest and Penguin Exhibits followed by a tour at Galveston Island Brewing!

and More!

Purchase Tickets Here!

Attire: Cocktail with a Splash of Coral