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Kids Programs 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. Scavenger Hunts
  2. Camps
  3. Field Trips

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! 

*Your preschooler may bring their own craft supply kit or use the community craft supplies provided. These supplies will be cleaned before and after each program session. 

Non-Members: $15/participant
Members: $10/participant
*Mommy Wednesday Value Passes are also available for non-members for $30 for each parent and their preschooler.

All youth must be accompanied by a chaperone who must purchase a ticket for the program. Tickets must be pre-purchased. There is very limited capacity for each session due to COVID-19 Health & Safety Regulations.   

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Schedule & Topics

For additional information, please email us directly.

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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. 

Available to book for schools, clubs or private families. Call 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for more information.

NEW! Learn Live! - 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 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org 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 education@moodygardens.org 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.

June 23, 2021 - Weather

July 21, 2021 - Reptile & Amphibian Study

August 15, 2021 - Insect Study

September 12, 2021 - Emergency Preparedness

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 409-683-4203 or email gwisko@moodygardens.org for 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, 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.

Scavenger Hunts

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