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One Hope Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77554

Phone: 409-744-4673

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Family Friendly Attractions & Events

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*Hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.
 

Weekly Attraction Schedule

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Events Calendar

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July 25 - 29, 2022

Pyramid Kids Summer Camps

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Explore our attractions, partake in science experiments and crafts, play games, and have a blast with our camp counselors learning about the oceans and rainforests of the world.   

 

July 30, 2022

Beats on the Beach

Join the fun at Palm Beach from 6 – 9 p.m. as a DJ brings your favorite music to Galveston’s only white sand beach. 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. The Shoreline Grill is open with a great menu and cocktails from the bar. Individual admission tickets are available or it is included with a Season Pass or Annual Pass Plus Membership.

 

July 30, 2022

Free Fireworks Every Saturday Night

Celebrate summertime with free fireworks every Saturday night from June 11 – August 6 at 9:15 p.m. The Moody Gardens pyramids are the perfect backdrop for all ages to enjoy.

 

August 1, 2022

Learn Wild, Home School!

Day of the Dinos: Blast to the Past

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This Home School program features a 3D Theater showing of the film Dinosaurs of Antarctica and a self-guided exploration of the Dinos Alive attraction.

 

August 6, 2022

Boarding at 6 p.m., Cruise at 7 p.m.

Dinner Cruise on the 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 Steakhouse menu with chopped iceberg wedge salad, grilled beef filet medallions with mushrooms and sweet onions, pan roasted chicken with rosemary and garlic au jus, roasted heirloom carrots, fingerling potatoes and mini chocolate Bundt cakes.

 

August 6, 2022

Beats on the Beach

Join the fun at Palm Beach from 6 – 9 p.m. as a DJ brings your favorite music to Galveston’s only white sand beach. 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. The Shoreline Grill is open with a great menu and cocktails from the bar. Individual admission tickets are available or it is included with a Season Pass or Annual Pass Plus Membership.

 

August 6, 2022

Free Fireworks Every Saturday Night

Celebrate summertime with free fireworks every Saturday night from June 11 – August 6 at 9:15 p.m. The Moody Gardens pyramids are the perfect backdrop for all ages to enjoy.

 

August 8 - 12, 2022

Pyramid Kids Summer Camps

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Explore our attractions, partake in science experiments and crafts, play games, and have a blast with our camp counselors learning about the oceans and rainforests of the world.   

 

August 12 - 13, 2022

Moody Gardens Air, Car and Boat Show

A big weekend that will thrill visitors by land, and air. Daytime and evening performances will loop, roll and scream through the air with this unique air show that offers it all ranging from the glory from the P-63 King Cobra and DH-115 Vampire to the Ghostwriter pyrotechnics show planes with daredevil pilots sending off fireworks trails to light up the night sky. 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 Marina. 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.

 

August 14, 2022

Scout Merit Badge Day

Sustainability

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t just earn it, learn it! Scouts 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day.

 

August 19 – 20, 2022

Dive Into The Gulf: An Exploration

Dive into the Gulf: An Exposition provides an opportunity for the SCUBA, science, conservation, art, and education communities to come together for one weekend, in addition to a community dinner. Events range from trying SCUBA, hearing from experts within the various communities, visiting booths of community members, a vendor hall that encircles the speaker stage, and SCUBA diving in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

August 20, 2022

Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Boarding at 6 p.m., Cruise at 7 p.m.

Enjoy beautiful views of Offats Bayou, plus a dinner buffet and cash bar with dinner cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. This cruise features an Asian Sunset menu with fried coconut shrimp with spicy mango drizzle, egg and vegetable fried rice, teriyaki salmon grilled pineapple relish, spicy honey garlic chicken with charred scallions, Mongolian beef with mushrooms and peppers, sautéed seasonal vegetables and mango cheesecake. 

 

August 26 – 28, 2022

Island Rideout and Bike Expo

Moody Gardens transforms into a bicycle enthusiast’s dream. An 18-mile Rideout on beautiful Galveston Island is the main event paired up a Bike Expo and featuring the latest gear and presentations by pros. Choose from several of the Explore On Your Own Island Bike Rides> you can also check out the Bike Pub Crawl, Reserved Back Alley Bicycler Zone and a Saturday Night Palm Beach Party with fireworks for Rideout participants and hotel guests. Hotel guests will also enjoy Breakfast with the Pros on Sunday morning. Discount packages are available through the Moody Gardens Hotel 

 

September 3, 2022

Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Boarding at 6 p.m., Cruise at 7 p.m.

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 Texas BBQ menu with crisp garden salad, slow smoked brisket with spicy BBQ sauce, smoky rotisserie chicken with pan drippings, cream corn, garlic roasted new potatoes and Texas pecan tarts.

 

September 11, 2022

Scout Merit Badge Day

Emergency Preparedness

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t just earn it, learn it! Scouts 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day.

 

September 14, 2022

Learn Live, Preschool Expeditions!

Water Wonderland: Stingray Shadows  

10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Learn about rays and other cartilaginous fish.

 

September 17, 2022

Boarding at 6 p.m., Cruise at 7 p.m.

Dinner Cruise on the 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 Cajun menu with watermelon salad, shrimp etouffee, creamy Cajun chicken with broccoli and cauliflower, dirty rice and mini hummingbird bundt cakes.

 

October 9, 2022

Scout Merit Badge Day

Environmental Science

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t just earn it, learn it! Scouts 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day.

 

October 12, 2022

Learn Live, Preschool Expeditions!

TreeTop Trek: Batty Pals  

10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Education Department offers kids the opportunity to view the rainforest from upside down and discover why fruit bats live in trees.

 

November 9, 2022

Learn Live, Preschool Expeditions!

Water Wonderland: Playful Polar Friends  

10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Learn about animals that live at the North and South Pole.

 

November 13, 2022

Scout Merit Badge Day

Reptile & Amphibian Study

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t just earn it, learn it! Scouts 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day.

 

November 18, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Holiday in the Gardens

As Moody Gardens transforms into Holiday in the Gardens, it has become a holiday tradition as families throughout the region are offered a very diverse range of attractions to complement ICE LAND. Festival of Lights is a mile-long walking trail decked with two million lights and filled with sound-enhanced lighted and animated displays themed to everyone’s favorite holiday music and spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Guests will also enjoy an outdoor ice rink, Arctic Slide, a holiday buffet, and train rides. Guests can also enjoy holiday 3D films and Rudolph 4D. The Moody Gardens Hotel will feature an exciting new Cirque Joyeux Dinner and Show at the Moody Gardens Hotel and the New Year’s Palooza Family Celebration. Special Hotel Packages are available with the holiday attractions and events.

 

November 25, 2022

Thanksgiving Brunch

Moody Gardens Hotel

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday meal with your family and leave the cooking and tidying up to us. Visit www.moodygardens.org for menus and reservation information. 

 

November 25, 2022

Thanksgiving Buffet

The Garden Restaurant

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday meal with your family and leave the cooking and tidying up to us. Visit www.moodygardens.org for menus and reservation information

 

December 11, 2022

Scout Merit Badge Day

Insect Study

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Don’t just earn it, learn it! Scouts 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day.

 

December 14, 2022

Learn Live, Preschool Expeditions!

TreeTop Trek: Creepy Crawly Confidants

10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Education Department offers kids the opportunity to search for colorful insects hiding deep in the rainforest.

 

December 25, 2022

Christmas Day Brunch

Moody Gardens Hotel

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday meal with your family and leave the cooking and tidying up to us. Visit www.moodygardens.org for menus and reservation information.

 

December 25, 2022

Christmas Day Buffet

The Garden Restaurant

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Enjoy a Holiday meal with your family and leave the cooking and tidying up to us. Visit www.moodygardens.org for menus and reservation information.

 

December 31, 2022 – January 2, 2023

New Year Palooza

Moody Gardens Hotel

Ring in the New Year at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. The evening will begin with light bites followed by dinner with a spectacular Holiday Show, a walk through the Festival of Lights trail and plenty of games and activities. Stay up with us to countdown to the new year and watch our very own take on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

Aquarium Pyramid

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Penguins

Explore The Oceans' Depths In The Gulf Of Mexico, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific And Caribbean

Dive into the oceans of the world to visit to one of the largest aquariums in the Southwest. This 1.5-million-gallon aquarium is teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins, to seals, sharks, an amazing Jellyfish Gallery and thousands of tropical fish and more with new and interactive opportunities all along the way.

A fun and awe-inspiring experience is wonderfully complemented with conservation messages that underscore the vital importance of the oceans. New exhibits not only inspire visitor interest and empathy, but also connect them to specific ocean habitats. Each ocean exhibit highlights different marine sanctuaries and different aspects of our relationship to the seas. 

Animal Encounters

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Penguin Experience

Go behind the scenes with our team, where you can get up close and learn more about these amazing animals:

  • Penguin Encounters
  • River Otter Encounters

Moody Gardens Coral Reef Lab

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Coral Reef Lab

Aquarium Pyramid’s new Coral Reef Lab addresses critical environmental crisis on Florida reef tract

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Even when you buy tickets to Moody Gardens you are helping with ocean conservation and other causes!

Moody Gardens Coral Reef Lab

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Be a Reefer

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

Donate now to help save Coral Reefs

Even when you buy tickets to Moody Gardens you are helping with ocean conservation and other causes!

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.

Rainforest Pyramid

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Saki Monkey

Experience a breathtaking tribute to the world’s vanishing rainforests and their inhabitants.

Visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas in a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys, sloths and an array of birds! As you enter through a tree-top canopy entrance, you'll visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas in a rare, up-close and interactive adventure with over 1,700 exotic plants and endangered animals that range from Giant Amazon River Otters to an ocelot, Kmodo dragons and other reptiles. Saki monkeys, Cotton-top tamarins, and sloths roam freely while an array of birds fly between the trees as you walk the trails through the spacious enclosure! 

Discovery Museum

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Skulls

Journey Through Amazing Music at our JAM Exhibit! 

his exhibit is an experience that explores the connection between music, science and mathematics. Visitors will find themselves at the crossroads of technology and romance as they explore what makes music. Communicate through whisper pipes, rock a tune on the Theremin or serenade the crowd on the karaoke stage. 

3D & 4D Theaters

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Family in Theater

Immerse yourself with giant-screens, state-of-the-art surround sound and the largest screens in Texas.

MG 3D Theater

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Great White Shark 3D

Immerse yourself as this amazing giant-screen 4k 6-primary laser projection system, state-of-the-art surround sound and the largest screens in Texas provides one the best 3D viewing experiences in the world.

3D Info & Show Times

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Family in Theater

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world.

 *Films and showtimes subject to change

Show times:

May 28 - August 21, 2022

10:00  |  Wings Over Water 3D  |  43 Mins  

10:50  |  Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D  |  23 Mins

11:20 |  Great White Shark 3D  |  23 Mins 

11:50  |  Secret Ocean  3D  |  40 Mins

12:40  |   Seal Lions 3D  |  43 Mins 

1:30  |  Great White Shark 3D  |  23 Mins 

2:00  |   Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D  |  23 Mins 

2:30  |  Great White Shark 3D  |  23 Mins 

3:00  |  Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D  |  23 Mins 

3:30  |  Wings Over Water 3D  |  43 Mins 

4:20  |  Great White Shark 3D  |  23 Mins 

4:50 |  Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D  |  23 Mins 

5:20  |  Secret Ocean 3D  |  40 Mins 

6:10  |  Great White Shark 3D  |  23 Mins 

6:40  |  Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D  |  23 Mins 

7:10 |  Secret Ocean 3D  |  40 Mins 

7:55  |  Sea Lions 3D  |  43 Mins

August 22 - November 18, 2022

10:00  |  Secret World of Fungi 2D  |  40 Mins  

10:55  |  Secrets of the Sea 3D  |  40 Mins

11:50  |  Great White Sharks 3D  |  23 Mins 

12:25  |  Secrets of the Sea 3D  |  40 Mins

1:15  |   Secret World of Fungi 2D  |  40 Mins 

2:05  | Secrets of the Sea 3D  |  40 Mins 

2:55  |   Secret World of Fungi 2D  |  23 Mins 

3:25  |  Secret World of Fungi 2D  |  40 Mins 

4:20  |  Great White Sharks 3D  |  23 Mins 

4:50  |  Secrets of the Sea 3D * Sat only  |  40 Mins 

4D Info & Show Times

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4D Theater

Shark: A 4D Experience

Come face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species. These extraordinarily intelligent underwater giants each exhibit unique behaviors to navigate their ever-changing environment. Explore the complex nature of these magnificent creatures’ survival instincts. 

Schedule:

May 28 - August 21, 2022:

3pm - 8pm |  14-minute show (runs continuously)

August 22 - November 18, 2022:

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm |  14-minute show 

 

Mowgli's 4D Jungle Adventure

Mowgli, a fearless boy raised by wolves, unites a pack of unlikely allies – including a formidable black panther, a goofy sloth bear, a caring elephant and a ruthless tiger – to protect one of the jungle’s own from being captured by evil poachers.

Schedule:

May 28 - August 21, 2022:

10am - 2:45pm |  10 minute show (runs continuously)

August 22 - November 18, 2022:

11am, 1pm, 3pm |  10 minute show 

Audience Recognition Theater

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Audience Recognition Theater

20,000 Leagues: An Interactive Adventure

Captain Nemo and his famous Nautilus submarine are embarking on their next voyage and YOU will be a part of the crew! You'll help operate the ship, and choose which direction it travels as “Deep,” a robotically enhanced pufferfish leads the dive. He can — and will — have conversations with you to escort The Nautilus to a spectacular coral reef, ice caves in the Antarctic, an ancient lost city, undersea volcanos, and more!

Schedule:

May 28 - August 21

11am - 6pm   |  Duration: 25 Mins 

August 22 - November 18

11:30am - 3:30pm   |  Duration: 25 Mins 

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

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Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus a dinner buffet and cash bar with dinner cruises aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat.

Weekend Cruises

Call 409-683-4200 for sail times 

Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. (Weather and wind permitting. Please call 409-683-4200 to check schedule status.)

Please note: boarding begins 30 mins prior to sail, gates closing 10 mins prior to sail.

Dinner Cruises

Pricing:

$90/adult
$75/child ages 4-12, senior 65 and older, and annual member 

Time: Boarding begins at 6 p.m., cruise from 7-9 p.m. 

Dates:

Aug. 6, 2022 - Steakhouse

Aug. 20, 2022 - Asian Sunset

Sept. 3, 2022 - Texas BBQ

Sept. 17, 2022 - Cajun

Call 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for more information.

Groups & Events

Interested in hosting a group or event? The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat is the perfect setting with a wide array of menus for cocktail parties or full dinners. 

The Texas Room and The Galveston Room are available for private parties during our regularly scheduled cruises. Each climate-controlled room has a 144 sq. foot dance floor and bar facilities in addition to the bar on the Promenade Deck. Dining capacity for The Texas Room is 240 people and 200 people for The Galveston Room. A stereo music and sound system is installed throughout with microphones located in both rooms.

*Reservations are required in advance. Call 409-683-4558 to make reservations 

Please note: Moody Gardens reserves the right to cancel any program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Ropes Course & Zip Line

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Ropes Course

Open daily

Challenge your agility, balance and strength as you encounter the five-tier Sky Trail® Ropes Course, the tallest steel ropes course on the Gulf Coast or take it to a whole new level with a round trip on the zip line.

*Passes may not be purchased in advance for this weather permitting attraction.

*Event Rental Available

Seasonal Attractions

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Palm Beach

Moody Gardens offers seasonal attractions in addition to the year-round attractions

Palm Beach

Now Open! 

Bask in the sun, poolside, on Galveston's only white sand beach, relax in a Texas-sized spa or float on the Interactive River. Either way, you're in for an unforgettable day at the beach! 

  • Lazy River
  • Wave Pool
  • Tower Slides
  • Splashpad
  • Aquarium Adventure

Free Amenities - First Come, First Serve

  • Comfy beach chairs
  • Shady umbrellas
  • Restrooms and showers

Please note that coolers and outside food and drinks (except plastic bottled water not in a cooler) are not allowed inside Palm Beach. Palm Beach is a non-smoking venue. Proper swim attire is required. Limited supply of USCG approved life jackets are available for children. If you bring your own floatation device, it must be USCG approved.

Lockers

Stainless steel ambassador lockers are available in three sizes at the Palm Beach Gift Shop.

» Chair Lockers: $10 rental + $10 deposit
» Individual Lockers: $10 rental + $10 deposit
» Family Lockers: $20 rental + $10 deposit

Canopy Lounger Rentals

Saturday - Sunday: $199*

3 1/2 hour rental time (Morning/Afternoon) 

Canopy Lounger Includes:

» Admission for up to 4 people 
» 1 Canopy Lounger, seats 4
» Cocktail table
» 4 bottles of water & ice bucket 

*Please note: Cancellation or changes within 48 hours of chosen rental date are subject to fees.

Palm Beach Canopy Loungers, Beach Cabanas & Bamboo Lounge

Take your Palm Beach expererience to another level by relaxing in one of our Beach Cabanas or upgrade to a Bamboo Lounge!

Availabile:
Morning: 10:00AM - 1:45PM
Evening: 2:15PM - Close

Canopy Loungers

We have 3 canopy Loungers for you to choose from right in front of the Wave Pool.

Saturday - Sunday: $199 for morning or evening*

Amenities Include:

  • 3 1/2 hours rental time (Morning/Afternoon)
  • Admission for up to 4 people
  • 1 Canopy lounger, seats 4
  • Cocktail table
  • 4 bottles of water and ice bucket

*Please note: Cancellation or changes within 48 hours of chosen rental date are subject to fees.

Beach Cabanas

We have 12 beach cabanas for you to choose from along the lazy river:

Saturday - Sunday: $299 for morning or evening*

Amenities Include:

  • 3 1/2 hours rental time (Morning/Afternoon)
  • Admission for up to 6 people
  • 6 beach chairs with leg rests
  • Cocktail table
  • 6 bottles of water and ice bucket

*Please note: Cancellation or changes within 48 hours of chosen rental date are subject to fees.

Bamboo Lounge

The Bamboo Lounge is available:

Saturday - Sunday: $349 for morning or evening*

Amenities Include:

  • 3 1/2 hours rental time (Morning/Afternoon)
  • Admission for up to 6 people
  • Plush patio furniture
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Electrical Outlet with USB Plugs
  • 6 bottles of water & ice bucket

*Please note: Cancellation or changes within 48 hours of chosen rental date are subject to fees.

Beach Cabana Rentals

Saturday - Sunday: $299*

3 1/2 hour rental time (Morning/Afternoon) 

Beach Cabanas Include:

» Admission for up to 6 people 
» 6 beach chairs with leg rests 
» Cocktail cooler table, with ice
» 6 bottles of water

*Please note: Cancellation or changes within 48 hours of chosen rental date are subject to fees.

Bamboo Lounge Rentals

Saturday - Sunday: $349*

‚Äč3 1/2 hour rental time (Morning/Afternoon)

Bamboo Lounge Includes:

» Admission for up to 6 people 
» Plush patio furniture 
» Ceiling fan
» Electrical outlets with USB plugs  
» 6 bottles of water & ice bucket 

*Please note: Cancellation or changes within 48 hours of chosen rental date are subject to fees.

The following Items are not permitted:

NO Weapons or Alcohol
NO Coolers larger than 12"L x 12"W x 12"H
NO Outside Food or Drinks (with the exception of bottled water, Baby Food/Formula)
NO Inflatable Devices (with the exception of USCG approved Personal Flotation Device)

All bags entering the property are subject to search.

*Hours, prices, show times and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.

Become a Member

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Macaws

Enjoy Moody Gardens all year long! Your membership includes unlimited admission to most Moody Gardens attractions and other fantastic benefits.
It pays for itself in just two visits!

  • MG 3D Theater*
  • 4D Special FX Theater
  • Rainforest Pyramid
  • Aquarium Pyramid
  • Discovery Museum*
  • 20,000 Leagues:An Interactive Adventure
  • Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

*Special Attractions, Events or Featured Films may not be included in the membership

TRY IT AND BUY IT: Visited us recently? You have 30 days to apply your admission ticket purchase toward a membership in person or by phone at 409-683-4200. Please note this offer applies to tickets purchased for admission to attractions included in a membership and is limited to one ticket being put towards a membership per person. 

You're Also Helping to Support Conservation: Of course you'll enjoy the experiences and benefits, but you're also making a difference. As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Moody Gardens works with other AZA partners to ensure the long-term survival of captive wildlife.
 

Member Discount Benefits:

  • Guests of Members receive $2.00 off on single attraction tickets & Day Passes (Not valid with other coupons, discounts or special attractions or events)
  • 20% off in all Moody Gardens Gift Shops including Hotel
  • Discounts at the Moody Gardens Hotel Spa
  • Discounts at Concessions, restaurants & Moody Brews (excludes alcohol and Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks)
  • Moody Gardens Hotel best available rate (excludes 3rd party booking, subject to availability & must show Active Member Card Upon Arrival)
  • Special pre-viewing of new films and exhibits (Member Events will require a conservation fee)
  • Member-only monthly events

Annual Membership:

Memberships offer a full year of unlimited admission to most Moody Gardens attractions, special member events, discounts and much more. They can be purchased upon your arrival.

$120/person

Season Pass:

The Season Pass includes Palm Beach, Ropes Course and the Zip Line.
Valid only for the current season of purchase.
$75/person

Annual Pass Plus:

Annual Pass Plus holders may enjoy all of the Moody Gardens attractions. This is a combination of the Annual Membership and the Season Pass. 
Seasonal attractions valid only for the current season of purchase.
$165/person

Please note: Restrictions may apply for special events, exhibits, attractions or films. If purchased online, please allow up to 24 hours for membership to go into effect.

Questions or Assistance: please contact memberships@moodygardens.org

Already a Moody Gardens Member?
Upcoming Member Events

Please note, all events are postponed.
 

Membership Renewal

Is your annual membership coming up for renewal? To renew your membership, please call the Membership Desk at 409-683-4326
 

Contact Information

Membership Services 
409-683-4287
memberships@moodygardens.org


On property? Stop by the Tiki Hut in front of the Visitors Center or the Member Cart in the Aquarium Lobby for any membership questions.
 

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Contact memberships@moodygardens.com to be added to list.