Moody Gardens Attractions

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

LEAVES AUGUST 18TH! Experience it now at the Discovery Pyramid!

Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green with our all-inclusive package! More Info

Aquarium Pyramid

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

At the Discovery Museum

Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at the Discovery Museum in the new exhibit Dora and  Diego—Let’s Explore!

Giant River Otter Encounter

See our Otter friends UP-CLOSE,

More info here!

4D Special FX Theater

¡Vámonos!  ¡Al rescate!  Catch that Robot Butterfly!

Moody Gardens offers the following family friendly attractions and events: 

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

People in Tunnel
Penguins

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!

$32.95 Adult
$26.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$26.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Hours:

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

*Last entry one hour before close.

Please Note Special Hours this Month:

Thursday, August 1st: Aquarium will close at 5P.M

*Last entry 4PM.

Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience

Schedule:

10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Shows every 15 min.) (10 minute interaction)
Admission: $7.00 person

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
Macaw

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 such as the Corpse Flower 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!

$25.95 Adult
$19.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$19.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free.

(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Hours:

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

(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!

$11.95 Adult
$9.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$9.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

(Last entry one hour prior to close)
 

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4D Special FX Theater

Experience LIFE and engage all of your senses!

3D projection, audio and show control systems along with wind, seat sensors, leg ticklers, scent, misters and snow put you in the action.

$11.95 Adult
$9.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$9.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Hours:

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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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).

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

$12.95 Adult
$10.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$10.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

CLICK HERE for Dinner Cruises information

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Cruise Schedule: Daily at 12, 2, 4, and 6 p.m. 
Note: No 6 p.m. cruise on June 1. 
Note: Additional 8 p.m. cruise on June 7

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

SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

Located in the Discovery Pyramid LEAVES AUGUST 18TH!

Dive Into Adventure! On this wild and silly deep-sea submarine voyage, YOU choose the destination and YOU interact with your hapless captain -- Patrick Star! Plunge into a world of immersive 3D media, a torrent of special effects and a nonstop whirlwind of surprises! With an improvised, real time interaction with Patrick Star, and varying destinations, your adventure is never the same twice.

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$14.95 Adult
$12.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$12.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

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Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m
Note:  Special hours on June 4, 1:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Showtimes:  25 min.

DISCOVERY MUSEUM

new exhibit:
DORA & DIEGO - Let's Explore!

Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at the Discovery Museum in the new exhibit Dora and  Diego—Let’s Explore! The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for your preschooler to explore as they learn and play along.

$14.95 Adult
$12.95 Child (ages 4-12)
$12.95 Senior (ages 65+)
Children 3 and under free.
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

HOURS:

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

*Last entry one hour before close.

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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$20.00 Sky Trail® Explorer Ropes Course
$5.00 Sky Tykes™ Ropes Course (for children 48" and under)
(Ropes Course Included with Value Pass and Memberships)

$20.00 Zip Line Round trip
$30.00 Ropes Course & Zip Line Combo

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Current Hours:

Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Note:  Special hours June 3 - 5, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

*Last entry one hour before close

PALM BEACH

PALM BEACH NEW HOURS
OPEN DAILY:  May 31 - August 18
OPEN WEEKENDS:  August 24 - September 2, including Labor Day

HOURS:  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Grab your sunglasses and sink your toes in the white sand. Galveston’s favorite summer hangout, Palm Beach, is now better than ever. You and your family will love relaxing on the lazy river, our 18-foot tower slides and wave pool.

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$24.95 adult, $19.95 senior (65+), $19.95 child (4-12), children 3 and under free
(Included with Value Pass and Memberships) 

BANDS ON THE SAND:
Join us for the fun with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. 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, Courntry 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! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free.

Check Back Next Year for the 2020 Concert Line-Up!

Seasonal Attractions

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

Palm Beach

Open Daily:  May 31 - August 18
Open Weekends:  August 24 - September 2, including Labor Day

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

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

ADMISSION:

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

SEASONAL MEMBERSHIPS: $65 per person

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

Season Schedule

Open Daily:  May 31- August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open Weekends:  August 24 - September 2, including Labor Day

BANDS ON THE SAND:
Join us for the fun with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. 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, Courntry 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!

BANDS ON THE SAND 2019 SCHEDULE: 

June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance)>
June 22: The Max (Variety)
June 28: David Joel Band (Country)
June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock)
July 5: Chinatown (Variety)
July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock)
July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock)
July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock)
July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s)
July 20: The Max (Variety)
July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance)
July 27: Vertigo (80s Variety Rock)
August 2: Hattrick (Variety)
August 3: Chinatown (Variety)
August 9: Diamond Jack (Classic Rock)
August 10: The Line Up (Variety)

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

Interested in hosting a party at Palm Beach? 

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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.

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

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.