Moody Gardens Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Nov
Mon
18
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

Nov
Tue
19
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

Nov
Wed
20
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

Nov
Mon
25
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

Nov
Tue
26
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

Nov
Wed
27
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

Dec
Mon
02
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

Dec
Tue
03
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

Dec
Wed
04
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

Dec
Sat
07
Pyramid Kids Preschool Camp
Aquarium Pyramid

Pyramid Kids Preschool Camp

When: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Aquarium Pyramid

Perfect for children 3-5 years of age! 

See the role penguins play in protecting marine communities. 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.

Dec
Mon
09
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

Dec
Tue
10
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

Dec
Wed
11
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

Dec
Sat
14
Merit Badge Workshop Day

Merit Badge Workshop Day

When: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Where:

  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Study

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.

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

November 16, 2019 - January 12, 2020

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! 

Click here to see what is happening at Ice Land right now through our live camera!

Festival of Lights atMoody Gardens

Festival of Lights

November 16, 2019 - January 12, 2020

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.

Click here for more details.

Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show

Dec. 20 – 30 (Excludes Dec. 26) • 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

March 2020

More details to come!

Moody Gardens Macaws

Valentine's Celebration at Moody Gardens

February 2020

More details to come!

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 Garden

2020 Dates TBD

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

October 26th 2019

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.