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! 


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.

Please Note: Face coverings are required for all guests 10 years and older for all indoor activities at the Moody Gardens Attractions, Hotel and Golf Course. 

People in Tunnel

Aquarium Pyramid

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!

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Cotton Top

Rainforest Pyramid

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! 

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MG 3D Theater

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.

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Schedule Beginning May 23

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


4D Special FX Theater

Schedule beginning May 23 

  • Scheduled Time - Title - Duration 
  • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm - Shark: A 4-D Experience - 12 Mins 
  • 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Aquaman: The 4D Experience -  12 Mins

20,000 Leagues: An Interactive Adventure

  • Scheduled Time - Title - Duration
  • 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 25 Mins

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, 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!

Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience

Reef Rescue is an interactive high-capacity virtual reality (HCVR) experience. Take a virtual dive as you remotely pilot your R.O.V.E.R. (Remotely Operated Vehicles for Exploring Reefs) to learn about conservation and help restore the undersea home of the fish that live at The Great Barrier Reef.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

Weekend Cruises

Saturday and Sunday - 2 p.m & 4 p.m.

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.


Click here for Dinner Cruise information


Currently: Closed 

Learn All About Bones with a Visit to Skeletown!

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. 


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

Palm Beach - CLOSED FOR 2020!


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

Now Open (Saturday - 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

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

Bamboo Lounge Rental

Saturday - 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  
  • 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.

Ropes Course & Zip Line is currently closed.

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.

  • Ropes Course: $20.00
  • Kid’s Adventure Course: $5.00 (Chaperone Required)
  • Zip Line Roundtrip: $20.00
  • Zip Line and Ropes Course Combo Ticket: $30.00
  • Day Pass: 25% Discount off of regular price
  • Members: 50% Discount off of regular price
    *Event Rental Available