Moody Gardens

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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.


Ropes Course, Zip Line: Closed

Discovery Museum (Skeletown Exhibit): Closed 

City of Galveston’s Order Guidelines.

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.

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

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

Upcoming Events


Beyond Biofacts - Rainforests: It's the Connection to You

Beyond Biofacts - Rainforests: It's the Connection to You

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM


While the rainforest is yet another ecosystem that people commonly chat about in their science classes, the resources that people gain from these wild and exotic habitats lend themselves to much more that a "typical" ecosystem. Enjoy this overview of tropical rainforests and the treasures that reside within these biomes. 

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Community Blood Drive
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Community Blood Drive

When: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Where: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and the Moody Gardens are working together during this pandemic to save lives.
Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future. Patients in your community will be forever grateful for your ongoing contributions during this time.
The Blood Center is encouraging social distancing and asking donors to make an appointment to prevent overcrowding.
To schedule your appointment: 

Learn Live Pre-K Expedition - Water Wonderland: Coral Construction Workers

Learn Live Pre-K Expedition - Water Wonderland: Coral Construction Workers

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Marvel at the building skills of the corals that created the Great Barrier Reef. Venture through the Aquarium Pyramid on a guided tour, participate in socially distant games and activities and enjoy an experiement demonstration you can try at home! 

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Dinner Cruise
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Dinner Cruise

When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Where: Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Enjoy beautiful views of Offats Bayou, plus a dinner buffet and cash bar with dinner cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. This cruise features a Tex-Mex menu including Mexican Chopped Salad, skirt steak and marinated chicken fajitas with sweet onions and peppers, Spanish rice, charro beans and petite churro cheesecakes. 

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Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshop - Environmental Science

Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshop - Environmental Science

When: 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM


Don't just earn it, learn it! Complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day while social distancing. 

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Just Coast: Explore Moody Gardens Podcast


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.

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

7.27.20 - Louie, The Country's Oldest Jumping Rat Passes Away Age 12

6.9.20 -  Palm Beach Opens With a Splash!

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

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.

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Group Sales


Our Pyramid Promise:  Your Experience with be Clean, Safe and Fun. 

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, a beach, a boat, a ballroom, a convention center ... Moody Gardens offers the unique spaces, amenities and creative staff to take you from classroom to boardroom for a truly special event:

  • Birthday Parties (for kids and adults)
  • Weddings
  • Camps
  • Field Trips
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Teambuilding
  • Family Reunions
  • Receptions (Social & Business)
  • Conventions &Trade Shows
  • Girlfriends Getaway
  • Guys Getaway
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Sports Events

For groups of 20 or more or modifications for a smaller customized experience, please call Group Sales at (409) 683-4203



Hope Therapy

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

Here's How to Get Involved:

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



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. 

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.

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. The coral entrusted to us and we've acclimated it to its temporary home here.

“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.