Supplement your TEKS requirements with a field trip to Moody Gardens. Guided and unguided programs available.
Pyramid Field Trip Grant for Title 1 Schools
The Pyramid Field Trip Grant for Title 1 Schools provides discounted rates on field trips to Moody Gardens for schools whose financial situation would otherwise prevent them from visiting. *Only available between August - February*
Custom Educational Programs & Workshops
Don’t just see it, Learn it!
We offer custom programing & workshops that are designed to correlate to your current lesson plans happening within your classroom. Do you have specific TEAKS that you want taught? Contact us to develop a custom program that aligns directly for a double impact in the classroom and at Moody Gardens!
Experience hands-on fun with exotic animals at The Learning Place followed by a guided tour of the Rainforest at Moody Gardens. Visit our tropical "classroom" filled with interesting plants, exotic fish and colorful birds from the rainforests of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Include a visit to the MG 3D Theater for a truly multi-sensory experience.
What's My Design?
Learn how plants and animals adapt to their multi-layered environment.
The Bare Necessities
Design rainforest habitats and discover the basic needs living things must have to survive.
Investigate how plants and animals interact and influence one another in the rainforest environment.
Follow our rainforest expert as they explore rainforest ecosystems around the world.
Discover how rainforest plants and animals have become an integral part of our daily lives and what we can do to preserve them.
Take a journey to the rainforests of South America and hope your tribe has bought everything they need to survive!
Dive into the depths of ocean life with an instructional presentation followed by a guided tour of the Aquarium at Moody Gardens®. Visit our underwater "classroom" full of exotic fish, unusual invertebrates, frolicking seals, and playful penguins on a journey through the oceans of the world. Include a visit to the MG 3D Theater for a truly in-depth experience.
Let's Make a Seal
Discover how seals and other marine animals are adapted for survival in the ocean environment.
Frances & Friends
Students will accompany a sea turtle on a story book adventure learning about adaptions that animals have for living in a coral reef habitat.
Rendezvous at the Reef
Explore the intricacies of coral reefs and their importance to the marine ecosystem.
Students will follow a tagged shark on migration to learn about Gulf ecosystems, food webs, and scientific data collection.
Save Our Seas (S.O.S.)
Delve into the depths of pollution prevention, as well as other ocean conservation issues.
Students will learn about the research methods and conservation efforts of scientific divers on coral reefs located off the Texas coast.
Custom-design your visit by choosing your favorite attractions! Select a self-guided tour of the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid or Discovery Museum, a film at the MG 3D Theater, a ride on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat or an experience in the 4D Special FX Theater. The Colonel Paddlewheel is available weather permitting.
Non-Members: Call Group Sales 409-683-4558
Group Meal Deals
We offer a variety of discounted meal options for your next group visit to Moody Gardens®. Meal Deal options are only available for pre-registered groups. Reservations must be made through the group sales department.
Field Trip Program FAQs:
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO RESERVATIONS HAVE TO BE MADE?
Moody Gardens requires reservations for all Education programs at least two weeks in advance. All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Many programs and times fill quickly, so make reservations as soon as possible by calling 409-683-4558
HOW MANY PEOPLE NEED TO BE IN A GROUP TO QUALIFY FOR GROUP RATES?
In order to qualify for group rates, a minimum of 20 participants is required.
HOW DO I RESERVE MY FIELD TRIP PROGRAM?
After making a reservation, you will be mailed a program contract that verifies your reservation date, program, time and the deposit/payment due date. Upon receipt of your signed program contract and deposit/payment, Moody Gardens® will mail your confirmation materials. All programs require a deposit or full payment by the due date noted on your contract. Any remaining balance is due 7 days prior to arrival date. Moody Gardens® has implemented a cashless transaction policy propertywide and accept credit cards only to reduce physical contact as a part of our COVID-19 protocols. Please have one person make a single payment for the entire group. All program prices reflect a per person rate. This rate applies to chaperones as well.
DO I NEED ADULT CHAPERONES WITH MY GROUP?
Yes, adult chaperones are required to accompany your group at all times. Please note that chaperones are required to pay for admission.
WHAT HAPPENS IF OUR GROUP IS RUNNING LATE?
If your group is running late, please make every effort to contact your sales representative. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but we reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length accordingly. Remember, late admission is not permitted in the 3D Theater.
CAN MY GROUP BRING THEIR LUNCH AND EAT THERE?
Groups are welcome to bring their lunches or make reservations for the lunch packages available at Moody Gardens®. If you choose to bring your lunches, please make arrangements to keep them in your vehicles until lunchtime. Moody Gardens® cannot provide storage space for lunches. Please note that uncovered picnic areas are available throughout the property. Food and beverages are not permitted inside exhibit areas.
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