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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, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience, and the new Dinos Alive exhibit.

The Pyramid Promise


These days social distancing is so important. We are a large property with solutions for smaller and larger groups with all the safety protocols in place. An aquarium, beach, boat, ballroom, convention center ... Moody Gardens offers the unique spaces, amenities and creative staff to take you from classroom to boardroom for a truly special individual or group experience.

Special Notice: We encourage you to purchase your tickets online. Please note, we now have a cashless transaction policy and accept credit cards only propertywide to further reduce physical contact.
Face Coverings Policy: Please be aware that face coverings are required for all staff and guests (10 years and older) for all activities at all of our attractions, hotel and golf course.

Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner!


A SPECTACULAR FEAST AWAITS ... No need to stress in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, gather the family and enjoy your time together in a festive setting with a fantastic menu.  You can even venture over to the attractions to enjoy Festival of Lights or a holiday film or just make it a little getaway with a variety of hotel packages!

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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, Family 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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Beyond the Classroom:NEW - Learn Live! Programs

Make learning fun with our new educational expeditions for children.

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.)

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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.



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