NEW! Learn Live! - Beyond Biofacts Programs
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 14, 2021 - Nature Study
March 14, 2021 - Bird Study
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.