Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

Take a look at some of our upcoming events or browse our Annual Events below.

Jan
Mon
27
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Jan
Tue
28
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Jan
Wed
29
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Sat
01
Pyramid Kids Preschool Camp
Rainforest Pyramid

Pyramid Kids Preschool Camp

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Rainforest Pyramid

Perfect for children 3-5 years of age! 

Take flight and receive messages from our colorful macaws. Take an adventure through the Moody Gardens Pyramids as we learn about the roles that animals serve in nature and how they relate to roles people serve in our own communities.  Join us for games, crafts, experiments, themed snacks and attraction visits.

Cost: $20 ($17 for members)
Cost includes one adult chaperone

For additional information or to register, please call 409-683-4325 or e-mail education@moodygardens.org.

Feb
Mon
03
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Feb
Tue
04
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Wed
05
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Sat
08
Merit Badge Workshop Day

Merit Badge Workshop Day

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

  • Oceanography
  • Fish & Wildlife Management

Scouts ages 11 - 17 are eligible to participate in our merit badge workshops. Scouts can choose one of two workshops offered each month. Download Moody Gardens Scouting Program Information here or call 409-683-4320 for more information and registration.

Feb
Mon
10
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Feb
Tue
11
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Wed
12
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Wed
12
Home School Day - Little Bodies, Big Jobs
Rainforest Pyramid and Offats Bayou

Home School Day - Little Bodies, Big Jobs

When: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Rainforest Pyramid and Offats Bayou

Students will take a moment to be still and observe in the natural world as they become Naturalists for the day! By taking a look at the difference between native and exotic wildlife, participants will form and understanding of the integral role that each organism plays in their unique ecosystems—even the tiny organisms! Through the use of wildlife surveys, behavioral ethograms, introductory wildlife identification, and more, these students will bring exploration to the next level!

Click here to register!

Feb
Mon
17
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Feb
Tue
18
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Wed
19
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Mon
24
Military Mondays

Military Mondays

When: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Where:

Who: Any Active Military Members
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Monday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket window

Feb
Tue
25
Senior Tuesday

Senior Tuesday

When: All Day

Where:

Who: Anyone 65+ years old
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Feb
Wed
26
Mommy Wednesday

Mommy Wednesday

When: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Who: Mothers with Toddlers
(Ages 4 & 5 tickets required; Ages 3 and under free)
What: $30 One-Day Value Pass per person
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Moody Gardens ticket windows

Annual Events

We host a variety of family-friendly events for our guests and community, including many free events, throughout the year. 

Ice land atMoody Gardens

ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey AROUND THE WORLD! Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out by the icy with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice! 

Festival of Lights atMoody Gardens

Festival of Lights

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views  Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show

Moody Gardens Hotel

Enjoy a spectacular, exhilarating and joyous celebration of the holiday season with an enchanting mix of fantastic food, circus and music.

Matinees starts at $29 • Dinner and Show starts at $59
Group pricing available for 20+

For info: Click Here or call 409-683-4186

Moody Gardens Education Open House

Educator Open House

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Spend the day with Moody Gardens. Come checkout our attractions and see what we and other Galveston attractions have to offer. This is a free event for Educators.

MORE INFORMATION

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

What: Mardi Gras Ball for Special People: "Out of this World"

When: February 29th from 12P.M - 4P.M

Where: Moody Gardens Convention Center - Expos A & B

RSVP: Online registration will be available for this event from January 11th - February 15th by visiting moodymardigras2020.eventbrite.com

Volunteers Needed! 

The Mardi Gras Ball for Special People operates almost entirely on Volunteer help with an array of different tasks and fun activiites to choose from. If you, or a friend or family member, are looking for an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to volunteer your time, this is the event for you! Feel free to sign up through eventbrite.com from January 11th - February 15th or email hopetherapy@moodygardens.org

Moody Gardens Macaws

Valentine's Weekend at Moody Gardens

February 14th & 15th!

So much to love at Moody Gardens during Valentine's Weekend! Learn more here!

Easter at Moody Gardens

Easter in the Gardens

April 2020

More details to come!

Mother's Day at Moody Gardens

May 2020

More details to come!

World Oceans Day

June 8, 2020

More details to come!

Bands on the Sand Fireworks

Bands on the Sand

Closed for 2019 Season - 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Enjoy this summer concert on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues. The cost is $15 for admission and each show concludes with a firework display over Offats Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.

Shark at Moody Gardens for Shark U Week

Shark U Week

2020 DATES TBD

Dive into Shark U Week at Moody Gardens! Join us for a plethora of shark themed activities. Guests can witness live feedings, diver presentations at the Caribbean Exhibit, keeper presentations and more in our Aquarium Pyramid.

Art in the Gardens

September 23, 2020 

September 22, 2021

Registration is REQUIRED - this is for Special Education Classrooms and Groups only. 

Galveston Appreciation Day

2020 Date TBD

Galveston residents and workers will be treated to an experience at one of the top tourist destinations on the island when Moody Gardens hosts its annual Galveston Appreciation Day 

Ghostly Gardens

Ghostly Gardens

2020 Dates TBD

It’s a family affair with the annual Ghostly Gardens celebration! Children and their families can participate in free trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, face-painting and other fun activities from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The event will also include a kid’s costume contest for children 12 years old and younger. Prizes will be awarded to the participant with the best costume in each of the different age groups. Families with a member in costume will receive $5 admission to the Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum, MG 3D Theater, 4D Theater and Colonel Paddlewheel per person.

Click here for more info.