Education at Moody Gardens
We provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.
NEW! Learn Live! Program Series
Enjoy socially distant games, crafts, activities and an experiment demonstration you can try at home!
NEW! Learn Live! Pre-K Expeditions - For Learners Ages 3-5
Enjoy socially distant games, crafts, activities and an experiement demonstration you can try at home!
Learn Wild! For Learners of All Ages
These programs are geared towards all learners and will include a guided tour lesson focused on the topic and corresponding attraction.
NEW! Learn Live! - 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.
Booking for Private Workshops for all Ages and Ranks in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts.
Visit Moody Gardens and work towards earning a badge at the same time! At Moody Gardens you can see environments from around the world, try your skills on our ropes course and zip-line and so much more. Discounted tickets and tours for scouting units are available through group sales at 409-683-4558.
Ask us about combining a private workshop with a sleepover to create a SCOUTING OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE!
Programs available for a private day workshop or add on to an Overnight Adventure!
World Conservation Award
Nova: Wild Award
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshops
Don't just earn it, learn it! Scouts ages 11-17 can complete most or all requirements of a badge in a single day while social distancing. Additional experiences may include exhibit and property tours and guest speakers from various departments.
April 11, 2021 - Oceanography
May 9, 2021 - Environmental Science
June 23, 2021 - Weather
July 21, 2021 - Reptile & Amphibian Study
August 15, 2021 - Insect Study
September 12, 2021 - Emergency Preparedness
Limited capacities with a maximum of 24 particpants for each workshop due to COVID-19 restrictions.
At Moody Gardens you can work on your Naturalist badges, with free activity packets from the links below to help complete badges during your visit! Combine your outing with a tour, private day workshop or overnight adventure for more advancement opportunities.
Private Scout Workshops
Don’t just earn it, Learn it!
We offer private workshops and Sleepover Adventure add-ons for youth particpants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts. Each program is formatted to help scouts complete requirements for an Adventure, Badge or Conservation Award.
Limited group capacities apply for COVID-19 Health & Safety Regulations.
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: $1,000 for up to 20 people, $50 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, with an animal encounter 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 with an animal encounter and a tour of the Aquarium Pyramid.
Already participated in a sleepover? Fill out a sleepover evaluation.
Educator Open House
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10AM - 4PM
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.
• You must register and bring your printed tickets for admission. No tickets will be sold at the door.
• Moody Gardens hours of operations 10AM- 4PM
• Pre-purchased Meal Deals will be available from 12 - 2PM
• Activity & exhibitor stations active from 10:30AM - 3:30PM
• Registration ends April 22 at 5PM
Moody Gardens Educator Workshops provide the opportunity to enhance your curriculum. All workshops are TEKS aligned and offer a multitude of hands on activities and educational materials to inspire your students.
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