Education Group

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Education at Moody Gardens

We provide learning experiences for our guests that instill enthusiasm, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world and its inhabitants.

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  2. Scout Programs
  3. Overnight Adventures


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  2. Scavenger Hunts
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Spring Adventures Education Program

These programs are geared towards learners of all ages and will include an educational program activity, topic focused guided tour and re-entry into the corresponding attraction for more self-discovery. These programs take place from 9:00am--4:00pm on the dates below:

March 14, 2022 - Whimsical World of Water
March 15, 2022 - Investigating Insects
March 16, 2022 - The Nitty-Gritty of Animal Niches
March 17, 2022 - Treetops in the Tropics
March 18, 2022 - Wilderness Explorers
March 19, 2022  - Sensical Survival

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Guests under 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or older. Registration closes at 5pm the day before for morning program and at 9am day of for afternoon program.

Little Boy and Microscope

Learn Wild!  Home School 

Home School Programs are geared towards learners of all ages.  Participants check in at 9:30 am at the 3-D theater for a private 10 am movie showing with educator discussions. After the movie, participants go to the corresponding attraction for more educational program activities and self-discovery. Specific grade level educational materials are available for download during the “Learn Wild” program that correlates to the movie for continued home based learning. These 2 half hour programs start promptly at 10:00am on the dates below:

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4558 or email​ for more information.

February 7, 2022 - The Little Things: Taking a Lens to Our Ocean
March 7, 2022 - Hunters in Action: Incredible Predators
April 4, 2022 - Cool Down: Chill with Cold Ocean Animals  
May 2, 2022 - Time to Take Flight: From Land to Sky
August 1, 2022: Day of the Dinos: Blast to the Past 

Advanced registration is required for both adult and children participants ages 3-17. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

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Learn Wild! Tours and Programs 

Topic focused guided tours & educational programs available to book for schools, home school groups, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4558 or email​ for more information.

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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!    

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4558 or email​ for more information.

February 9, 2022 - Fish Are Friends….Not Anemones
March 9, 2022 - Butterfly Buddies
April 13, 2022 - Slimy Sidekicks
May 11, 2022 - Monkey Mates
September 14, 2022 - Stingray Shadows
October 12, 2022 - Batty Pals
November 9, 2022 - Playful Polar Friends
December 14, 2022 - Creepy Crawly Confidants


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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.

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4558 or email​ for more information.


Scout Programs

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 education at 409-683-4211.

Call 409-683-4211 or email us at for more information and reservations.

Ask us about combining a private workshop with a sleepover to create a SCOUTING OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE!

Cub Scouts

Programs available for a private day workshop or add on to an Overnight Adventure! 

World Conservation Award
Nova: Wild Award

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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.

February 13, 2022 - Reptile & Amphibian Study
March 12, 2022 - Bird Study
April 10, 2022 - Insect Study
May 15, 2022 - Oceanography
June 15, 2022 - Weather
July 20, 2022 - Landscape Architecture
August 14, 2022 - Sustainability
September 11, 2022 - Emergency Preparedness
October 9, 2022 - Environmental Science
November 13, 2022 - Reptile & Amphibian Study
December 11, 2022 - Insect Study

Pricing: $30/Scout
Limited capacities with a maximum of 24 particpants for each workshop due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Email us or call 409-683-4211 for more information or to register your scout.

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Girl Scouts

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.

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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. 

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Overnight Adventures


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.

Call 409-683-4558 or email​ for more information and reservations.

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.

Educator Programs

Educator Open House

Saturday April 2, 2022

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.

Educator Workshops

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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Curriculum Guides

Help make the most of your visit by downloading a copy of the curriculum:

Tropical Rainforest Curriculum

Ocean Scientists & Ocean Champions Curriculum

Great Bear Rainforest Educator Guide

Scavenger Hunts

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