Education at Moody Gardens
We provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.
Learn Wild! Home School Program
Join us for our all-new Learn Wild Home School, taking place each month here at Moody Gardens! These 3-hour-long programs have been created for home school families/groups of all grade levels. Enjoy a focused educational experience each month with different combinations of elements to explore a featured attraction, ambassador animal presentations, and documentary movies and engage with our Educators in walk-up hands-on activities.
Check-in will be 9:30 am in the Visitor Center. Programs start promptly at 10 am. Each family will receive a digital education guide for all grade levels to download at check-in that corresponds to the monthly focus topic to use as part of your home classroom curriculum.
Come to Moody Gardens for exciting mornings of various theme-related educational activities with a corresponding attraction!
March 5, 2024: Rainforest Rivers: Amazing Amazon
April 2, 2024: Graceful Gliders: Soaring Stingrays
May 7, 2024: Hanging On: Slow Sloths
NON-Member: $18 (per person adult & youth 3-17; accompanying siblings 2 and under are free but must be registered.)
Member: $10 (per person adult & youth 3-17; accompanying siblings 2 and under are free but must be registered.)
Advanced registration is required for all attendees to the program regardless of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Children not in K-12 may attend ONLY with older school age sibling(s) in the program. A portion of the fee from Learn Wild Home School goes to Moody Gardens’ Conservation Fund.
Learn Wild! Tours and Programs
NEW! Learn Live! Pre-K Expeditions - For Learners Ages 3-5
NEW! Learn Live! - On or Off Property Beyond Biofacts Programs
These multi-sensory and interdisciplinary lessons include elements of history, geography, culture and conservation. The lessons are geared toward learners of all ages and not only provide an engaging discussion about the topics at hand, but also a presentation of real biofacts.
Moody Gardens offers two adventurous sleepovers which allow guests to spend the night exploring one of our exciting attractions. Each program includes a late-night pizza snack and a light breakfast. Chaperones required.
Time: 6:30PM - 8AM
Cost: $1,100 for up to 20 people, $60 for each additional guest
Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. A deposit is required to reserve your overnight adventure, with the balance payable prior to your event.
Extend your adventure to the next day. Add-on attractions are available at group rates.
Creatures of the Night
Explore the rainforest after dark to discover how nocturnal creatures live! The evening includes a variety of activities and a tour of the Rainforest Pyramid. Participants spend the night in the Rainforest Entrance.
Night Under the Sea
Spend the night in the Aquarium and discover a world much different from your own! Make discoveries of ocean habitats, creatures that live within them and relationships they share during your night expedition. The evening includes a variety of activities and a tour of the Aquarium Pyramid.
Already participated in a sleepover? Fill out a sleepover evaluation.
3D Movie Curriculum Guides
Moody Gardens does not provide printed materials
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