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.

  1. Learn Live!
  2. Scout Programs
  3. Overnight Adventures


  1. Educator Programs
  2. Scavenger Hunts
  3. Educator Email Signup


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Little Boy and Microscope

Learn Wild!  Home School 

Home School Programs are geared toward 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 10:00 am. 

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

Schedule coming soon for the 2022 - 2023 school year!

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.

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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Educational Info

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 Attraction Sales at 409-683-4558

Call 409-683-4558 or email​ 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


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.

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
Maximum of 36 participants for each workshop.

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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 participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA,   Venturing, Girl Scouts and American Heritage. Each program is formatted to help scouts complete requirements for an Adventure, Badge or Conservation Award. 

Call 409-683-4558 or email​ for more information on your personal development of a private Workshop.

Private workshops start at $250 for up to 11 participants; Additional participants are $20 per person.

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

Stay Tuned for 2023 Date

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.

Pre-Registration Required - No Walk-in Availability 

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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