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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!

**Palm Beach will close at 4pm on Monday, June 12**

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Palm Beach

Summer is here and Palm Beach is BACK! Open 7 days a week from 9am-7pm! Grab your swimsuits and come bask in the sun at Galveston's only white sand beach!


Beats on the Beach

Saturdays from June 17 - August 5

Join the fun at Palm Beach from 5 – 9 p.m. as Moody Gardens brings your favorite music to Galveston’s only white sand beach. Beats on the Beach will feature a variety of fun DJs and Live Bands!  The family-friendly event is great for all ages giving guests the opportunity to get up and dance or relax along the Lazy River with a wonderful gulf breeze and beautiful water view. Saturday Palm Beach admission tickets include access to Beats on the Beach. Individual tickets to Beats on the Beach are also available for purchase - admission starting at 5pm. 

Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

June 10

Enjoy scenic views and an amazing dinner while cruising down the bayou on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat!

Boarding begins at 6pm with the cruise being 7-9pm.


Summer 2023 Pyramid Kids Camps

Sessions available May 29 - August 11

Looking for something fun and educational for the kids? Summer Pyramid Kids Camps are great for all kids entering K-7. The camp includes up to 3 attraction experiences per day (weather dependent); with different program activities, games, crafts, and experiments making every camp week unique!


Dinosaur Day

June 1

Join us to celebrate Dinosaur Day! Come watch an extended showing of “Dino’s of Antarctica” in 3D with special guest and paleobotanist, Patty Ryberg. Prepare to ask questions, as this screening will have a Q/A and a presentation. There will also be a raffle with prizes you won't want to miss!

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Air, Car, and Boat Show 

August 11- 13

Daytime and evening performances will loop, roll and scream through the air with this unique air show that offers it all! A splashy and spectacular Boat Show will showcase a sensational array of yachts for boat aficionados to appreciate and perhaps find their dream boat at the Moody Gardens. And, it’s a car lover’s dream at the Moody Gardens Convention Center as the hall is filled with rows of classic vehicles and the stories that accompany them. 

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Galveston Island Wine Festival

September 1 - 3

Cheers to a wonderful weekend of wine, food, live music, fireworks and fun on Galveston Island. Special activities are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday; so wine lovers plan your itinerary, book your hotel and make it a weekend to remember!  

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Join the Moody Gardens Team!

Looking for a fun place to work this Summer? Moody Gardens is hiring full-time and part-time positions! 


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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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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.

Trip Advisor

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.)

Trip Advisor

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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