Moody Gardens Attractions

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green - book your tee-time here!

Aquarium Pyramid

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid

Now Playing!

Join Aquaman™ on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land! 

Giant River Otter Encounter!

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

Moody Gardens offers the following family friendly attractions and events: 


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

People in Tunnel

Aquarium Pyramid

Experience LIFE as you explore the oceans' depths in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and Caribbean.

Dive into the oceans of the world in a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins to seals, stingrays, sharks and more!

New Exhibits and Improvements!

Open 365 Days a Year!

Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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*Last entry one hour before close.


Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience

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Shows every 10 min. (10 minute interaction)

Reef Rescue is an interactive high-capacity virtual reality (HCVR) experience. Up to 16 guests at a time can take a virtual dive into a beautiful 360° coral reef environment. Remotely piloting their own R.O.V.E.R. (Remotely Operated Vehicles for Exploring Reefs), their mission is to help restore the undersea home of the fish that live at The Great Barrier Reef.

Fun for the entire family, Reef Rescue is the world’s first high capacity, interactive virtual reality experience. The immersive attraction communicates an important message of conservation by allowing each guest to help clean up the waters, plant new coral branches and feed the fish, returning the reef to complete health in the process.

Cotton Top

Rainforest Pyramid

Experience LIFE as you visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Enjoy a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and an array of birds! See it all in one of the truest replicas of a real rainforest.

Open 365 Days a Year!

Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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(Last entry one hour prior to close)

MG 3D Theater

Experience LIFE and be a part of the action!

Immerse yourself in the MG 3D Theater featuring the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System. Already with 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.

Open 365 Days a Year!

Children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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*Last entry one hour prior to close

4D Special FX Theater

Now Open from Newest renovations!

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20,000 Leagues: An Interactive Adventure

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Captain Nemo and his famous Nautilus submarine are embarking on their next voyage and for this dive, YOU will be a part of the crew! You will help operate the ship, choose which direction it travels, activate the on-board camera, and interact with the fascinating sea creatures you’ll encounter: a sting ray, an anglerfish, a leatherback sea turtle, a killer whale, even a colossal squid!

Leading the dive is “Deep,” a robotically enhanced pufferfish that can — and will — have one-on-one conversations with you! Along with his helper robots, Echo and Torque, Deep will escort The Nautilus to a spectacular coral reef, ice caves in the Antarctic, an ancient lost city, undersea volcanos, and more! Anchors aweigh and full steam ahead!

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Experience LIFE with a little day cruise!   

Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more (Weather permitting).

Now cruising! Click here to see hours

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

Children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

CLICK HERE to learn more and to see Dinner Cruises information

*Please note: Cruise times subject to change due to weather conditions. Please call 409-683-4200 to check schedule status.


Learn All About Bones with a Visit to Skeletown – in the Discovery Museum!

Did you know the human skeletal system consists of 206 bones? How do your joints work? What is Osteoporosis? Learn more about the bones that keep us and animals moving in this exciting exhibit with interactive activities. It examines bone biology, human and animals bone specimen and how bones are part of cultures all around the world.

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Ropes Course & Zip Line

Experience Life in this unique seaside challenge

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.

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*Last entry one hour before close


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

Palm Beach

Reopening Dates:

Weekends Only - May 16th, Saturday & Sunday

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend- May 23rd - 25th, Saturday through Monday

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Open Daily -Starting May 30th

9 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Starting June 5th & 6th, Fridays and Saturday Hours:

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

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens


Adults - $24.95
Children (4-12) - $19.95
Seniors (65+) - $19.95
Children 3 and under - FREE
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)


Enjoy unlimited admission to Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand.

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

Reopening Dates:

June 5th & 6th Until the End of Summer

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks! Every Friday & Saturday

Join us for the fun with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Country and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style!

(Tickets currently not available. Please check back later this season)

Interested in hosting a party at Palm Beach? 

CLICK HERE for more information.

FREE AMENITIES - First Come, First Serve

  • Comfy beach chairs
  • Sunbathing lounge 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.


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

Beach Cabana Rentals

Monday - Thursday: $125*
Friday - Sunday: $150*

Beach Cabanas Include:

» 6 beach chairs with leg rests
» Cocktail table
» 6 bottles of water & ice bucket

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

CLICK HERE for more information

Bamboo Lounge Rental

Monday - Thursday: $200*
Friday - Sunday: $250*

Bamboo Lounge includes:

» Plush patio furniture
» Ceiling Fan
» Electrical Outlets with USB Plugs
» Chair Safe for Valuables
» 6 – bottles of water & ice bucket

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

CLICK HERE for more information

The following items are NOT PERMITTED:

  • NO Weapons or Alcohol
  • 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)
  • NO Coolers larger than 12"L x 12"W x 12"H

All bags entering the property are subject to search.