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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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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. Cruise includes Buffet, Tea, Coffee and Water. Alcohol, Sodas and Bottled Water are available for purchase at the Bar. There must be a total of 25 people for the boat to sail. If the minimum is not met, you will receive a call for cancellation.

To receive the member discount price, please call 409-683-4326 or 409-683-4287
To make a reservation for a group, please call 409-683-4558. Gratuity is already added to the price of the ticket.


Yoga Retreat Weekend
with Doug Keller

October 14 - 16, 2022

Yoga is a fun and challenging practice that you can take on any level, and it’s more than just an accessible form of fitness training: it helps you reduce the aches and pains of life by releasing the tensions that cause them, and also helps you to be more self-aware in how you use your body. The practice is a tool for rewriting patterns of movement that otherwise wear you down. Each session throughout the weekend gives you insights into your own body, and simple tools and practices for enhancing wellness and overcoming your aches and pains, all with an enjoyable and engaging practice. 


Join us for this year's Boos on the Bayou Halloween Cruise!

October 29, 2022

 Come dressed to impress for this haunting two-hour evening cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The evening is sure to be filled with frights, fun, spooky treats and an enchanted view. Prizes will be awarded to selected costume contest winners!


ICE LAND is back! Get ready for Holiday in the Gardens!

November 18, 2022 - January 7, 2023

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! 


Blood Drives at Moody Gardens

Save lives on the go! Join us at Moody Gardens for our Blood Drives this fall from 12:00pm - 4:30pm. Successful donors will receive a t-shirt. The donor coach will be parked in front of the Aquarium Pyramid. Donors must sign up for an appointment prior to the day of the drive, you can register for different dates below.

  1. October 6
  2. October 19
  3. November 3
  4. November 15

 Explore Moody Gardens     

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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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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 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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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.

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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