Growing Together at Moody Gardens

Growing Together at Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide an educational program offered to individuals with early onset Alzheimer’s and one family member or caretaker. Growing Together at Moody Gardens is a hands on, interactive learning experience using arts and crafts, exotic animal experiences, tours through sections of our exhibits and attractions, Moody Gardens staff presentations and much more!

By participating in Growing Together at Moody Gardens, caretakers and family members can use these monthly programs as a fun and exciting topic to reflect back on and discuss in their spare time.

Event Information

Dates: October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th, January 8th, 2019, February 5th, 2019, March 5th, 2019, April 2nd, 2019, and May 7th, 2019

Admission: Dependent on the program each month. If the program requires us to enter an attraction for a guided tour, admission is $5 per person.

Contact or call 409-683-4108 for more information or to volunteer.

October 2, 2018: Pumpkins for Playtime!

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Moody Gardens Visitor's Center
**Upon your arrival, please meet us inside the entrance of the Visitor's Center - We will have staff members and volunteers present to escort you to Check-In!

Halloween is right around the corner and what’s a better way to start your Halloween festivities than painting pumpkins? Learn about how we provide our animals with fun and exciting objects that stimulate their minds and give them something to explore in order to enhance their everyday lives. 

After finishing your works of pumpkin art, watch as our biologists place your colorful Halloween pumpkins in our animal enclosures to see how they interact with their new edible decorations! (paint used in this activity is non-toxic and safe for our animals)  

Parking: Please park in the Central Parking Lot nearest to the Aquarium and Visitors Center. Transportation will be provided back to the parking lot after the program!


  • 10:00am-10:30am: Check-In/Coffee and Conversation- located in the Macadamia Room at the Moody Gardens Visitor’s Center

  • 10:30am-11:00am: We will board one of our transportation buses to take us to the Learning Place building for the presentation and activity

  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Presentation, finishing pumpkin creations and watching our exotic animals play with them! There will be staff members and volunteers present to answer questions and assist with the craft. Transportation will be provided back to the Central Parking lot.