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 family friendly attractions and events: 

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

Special Notice: Animal encounters are temporarily discontinued at this time as a part of our COVID-19 protocols.

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!

Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

Click here to Buy Tickets

*Last entry one hour before close.


Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience

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.

Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

Click here to Buy Tickets

(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.

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

Click here to Buy Tickets

*Last entry one hour prior to close

  Schedule Beginning May 23

  • Scheduled Time - Title - Duration  
  • 11:50 - Great White Shark 3D - 23 Mins  
  • 12:30 - Dino Alive 3D - 23 Mins  
  • 1:20 - Ancient Caves 2D - 40 Mins  
  • 2:20 - Dino Alive 3D - 23 Mins  
  • 3:00 - Expedition 2D - 45 Mins  
  • 4:05 - Ancient Caves 2D - 40 Mins  
  • 5:00 - Dino Alive 3D - 23 Mins


4D Special FX Theater

Schedule beginning May 23 

  • Scheduled Time - Title - Duration
  • 12, 2, 4pm - Sharks - 12 Mins 
  • 1, 3, 5pm - Aquaman -  12 Mins

20,000 Leagues: An Interactive Adventure

  • Scheduled Time - Title - Duration
  • 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 25 Mins

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).

*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! 

Skeletown is currently closed as part of our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as the entire exhibit is hands-on activities. 

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.


Ropes Course & Zip Line is currently closed.

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.


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

Palm Beach

Opens June 5 (Friday - Sunday only)
Tickets on sale now!

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, capacity will be limited to 400 people. Please arrive early at the Palm Beach ticket window to get a ticket and get in line. We do apologize for the inconvenience, but request your patience as we all get through these inconveniences related to COVID-19 together.
You can also purchase tickets online. 

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens


Adults - $26.00
Children (4-12) - $20.00
Seniors (65+) - $20.00
Children 3 and under - FREE
Members - $15 (Palm Beach is still included in previous memberships that included this attraction, but subject to COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Arrive early to secure your place in line), 

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

Opens June 5 (Friday - Sunday only)

BANDS ON THE SAND (Cancelled for 2020)

Interested in hosting a party at Palm Beach? 

CLICK HERE for more information.

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.


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

Friday - 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 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

Friday - Sunday: $349*

3 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 
  • 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 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.