Ticket Information 

Value Passes

One-day for $60

Available only at Moody Gardens. Save time, buy online!

Ticket offers admission to the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Dinos Alive and ONE show in each theater (MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, 20,000 Leagues Interactive Adventure)

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Memberships 

Enjoy unlimited admission into Moody Gardens attractions year-round plus a variety of member events and discounts.

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Admission for kids ages 3 and under is free.

Animal Experiences

Public Penguin Encounter

MON. - FRI.  $55.00 PER PERSON
SAT. - SUN.  $75.00 PER PERSON 

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Go behind the scenes with our biologist and meet a real penguin! In this 45 minute session, you'll start in the food prep kitchen and the back of the exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. You'll even witness a penguin creating a painting as part of the animal's enrichment activity.
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis to be purchased at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled time. An Aquarium Pyramid ticket purchase is required. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3 and under are free,
Must schedule an appointment in advance at 409-683-4102 or email dolsen@moodgardens.org.  

Private Penguin Encounter

MON. - FRI.  $375 GROUP
SAT. - SUN.  $425 GROUP 

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Schedule your own private penguin encounter. This 45-minute encounter includes a piece of Penguin Art for each participant and Aquarium Pyramid admission. Reservations required one week prior. Contact Diane Olsen between Monday - Friday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 409-683-4102 or  dolsen@moodgardens.org.  

Penguin and Seal Experience

$250.00 PER PERSON
SAT. - SUN.  $75.00 PER PERSON 

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Experience what it’s like to be a keeper at the South Atlantic and North Pacific exhibits for a day caring for the penguins and seals in this 4-hour behind the scenes adventure. You'll assist biologists cleaning the penguin exhibit, preparing their diet, watching training sessions and meeting a seal. You'll feed the penguins and creating a piece of penguin art to take home. Lunch with the biologist is included. Maximum three participants (must be 16 years or older). Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Reservations required two weeks prior at 409-683-4102 or dolsen@moodgardens.org. Participants must be at 16 years or older. 

Public Giant River Otter Encounter

SAT. - SUN.  $75.00 PER PERSON
1:30 p.m.

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Go behind the scenes with our biologist to learn about otter biology, conservation and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior exhibit area in this 45 min. experience.
Limted to maximum of 6 people. Children ages 6 and under are not permitted and those under 12 must be accompanied by and adult. Reservations required at least two days prior through polvig@moodygardens.org .

Private Giant River Otter Encounter

MON. - FRI.  $375 GROUP
SAT. - SUN.  $425 GROUP

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Private otter encounters are available for up to 4 people (additional participants $65 each for a maximum of 6 people). This 45 minute session includes an otter painting for each participant and admission to the Rainforest Pyramid. Reservations required one week in advance at polvig@moodygardens.org .