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Events at Moody Gardens


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Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

September 30

Enjoy scenic views and an amazing dinner while cruising down the bayou on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat!

Boarding begins at 6:30 pm with the cruise being 7-9 pm.


Yoga Retreat Weekend with Doug Keller

October 13 - 15

Experience a transformative and rejuvenating journey of self-discovery and wellness at the Moody Gardens Yoga Retreat, featuring the esteemed instructor Doug Keller. Held from October 13 to 15, 2023, in the serene coastal setting of Galveston, Texas, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and find inner harmony. Hotel Packages and individual tickets are available!


Boos on the Bayou

October 28 | 9 - 11 p.m. 

Come out dressed to impressed for this haunting two-hour evening cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The evening is sure to be filled with frights, light hors d'oeuvresspooky treats, music, dancing, and an enchanted view. Prizes will be awarded to selected costume contest winners! Reservations required, adults 21 and up.

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Holiday Dining

Thanksgiving · Christmas Eve and Christmas Day · Breakfast with Santa  · Nightly Holiday Buffets and more!

Leave the cooking and cleaning to Moody Gardens this holiday season and enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones. 


Holiday in the Gardens

November 18 - January 6

Moody Gardens is delighted to announce the return of ICE LAND and the Ice Slide for the 2023 holiday season. Imagine the North Pole within the lush environment of the rainforest as Moody Gardens presents ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday.

Ice Land · Festival of Lights · Ice Skating Rink · Hotel Packages · Holiday 3D Films · Rudolph 4D ·  Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Pictures with Santa · Nightly Fireside S'Mores  · A Christmas Wish Holiday Show · Breakfast with Santa · Nightly Holiday Buffets · New Year's Palooza · NYE Silver Celebration at Moody 


A Christmas Wish: Holiday Spectacular

December 22 - 30 | Moody Gardens Hotel 

Embark on a journey like no other at Moody Gardens' “A Christmas Wish: Holiday Spectacular." This spellbinding dinner show combines the artistry of Broadway-style song and dance with mesmerizing acrobatics and more. With spirited characters, stunning visuals, and electrifying performances, this show is a heartwarming spectacle that will reignite your holiday joy! 



New Year's Eve Celebrations

December 31

Ring in the New Year in style at Moody Gardens! Join us for an unforgettable New Year's celebration with a range of exciting events and packages to choose from including New Year's Palooza, NYE Silver Celebration at the Moody Gardens Hotel, and New Year’s Eve Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise! Hotel packages and tickets are available!

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Dive Into the Gulf: An Exposition

February 23 - 24

Dive into the Gulf: An Exposition provides an opportunity for the SCUBA, science, conservation, art, and education communities to come together for one weekend, in addition to a community dinner. Events range from trying SCUBA, to speaker presentations from community experts ranging from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to Texas A&M Galveston and more. 

More information coming soon!

Blood Drives at Moody Gardens

Save lives on the go! Join us at Moody Gardens for our Blood Drives this holiday season from 12:00pm - 4:30pm. Successful donors will receive a t-shirt. The donor coach will be parked in front of the Aquarium Pyramid. Donors must sign up for an appointment prior to the day of the drive, you can register for different dates below.

  1. Wed. Oct. 4
  2. Thurs. Oct 19
  3. Tues. Oct 31


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