Moody Gardens Golf Course: Play Now!

Spend the day on the green - book your tee-time here!

Aquarium Pyramid

Journey to New Depths in the
$37 Million transformed Aquarium Pyramid

Now Playing!

Join Aquaman™ on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land! 

WEEKDAY DEALS AT MOODY GARDENS HOTEL

Moody Gardens is Open 365 Days a Year! Plan Your Visit Here: 

PROPERTY HOURS & MAP

10am - 5pm

HOURS OF OPERATION VARY SEASONALLY & PER INDIVIDUAL ATTRACTION.

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Ticket Information 

Value Passes

One-day for $60

Available only at Moody Gardens. Save time, buy online!

Ticket offers admission to the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Dinos Alive and ONE show in each theater (MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, 20,000 Leagues Interactive Adventure)

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Memberships 

Enjoy unlimited admission into Moody Gardens attractions year-round plus a variety of member events and discounts.

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Children 3 and under are free to Moody Gardens.

Animal Experiences

Public Penguin Encounter

MON. - FRI.  $55.00 PER PERSON
SAT. - SUN.  $75.00 PER PERSON 

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Go behind the scenes with our biologist and meet a real penguin! In this 45 minute session, you'll start in the food prep kitchen and the back of the exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. You'll even witness a penguin creating a painting as part of the animal's enrichment activity.
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis to be purchased at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled time. An Aquarium Pyramid ticket purchase is required. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3 and under are free,
Must schedule an appointment in advance at 409-683-4102 or email dolsen@moodgardens.org.  

Private Penguin Encounter

MON. - FRI.  $375 GROUP
SAT. - SUN.  $425 GROUP 

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Schedule your own private penguin encounter. This 45-minute encounter includes a piece of Penguin Art for each participant and Aquarium Pyramid admission. Reservations required one week prior. Contact Diane Olsen between Monday - Friday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 409-683-4102 or  dolsen@moodgardens.org.  

Penguin and Seal Experience

$250.00 PER PERSON
SAT. - SUN.  $75.00 PER PERSON 

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Experience what it’s like to be a keeper at the South Atlantic and North Pacific exhibits for a day caring for the penguins and seals in this 4-hour behind the scenes adventure. You'll assist biologists cleaning the penguin exhibit, preparing their diet, watching training sessions and meeting a seal. You'll feed the penguins and creating a piece of penguin art to take home. Lunch with the biologist is included. Maximum three participants (must be 16 years or older). Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Reservations required two weeks prior at 409-683-4102 or dolsen@moodgardens.org. Participants must be at 16 years or older. 

Public Giant River Otter Encounter

SAT. - SUN.  $75.00 PER PERSON
1:30 p.m.

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Go behind the scenes with our biologist to learn about otter biology, conservation and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior exhibit area in this 45 min. experience.
Limted to maximum of 6 people. Children ages 6 and under are not permitted and those under 12 must be accompanied by and adult. Reservations required at least two days prior through polvig@moodygardens.org .

Private Giant River Otter Encounter

MON. - FRI.  $375 GROUP
SAT. - SUN.  $425 GROUP

(Currently not available due to COVID-19 precautions) 

Private otter encounters are available for up to 4 people (additional participants $65 each for a maximum of 6 people). This 45 minute session includes an otter painting for each participant and admission to the Rainforest Pyramid. Reservations required one week in advance at polvig@moodygardens.org .

Dining Options

For the Visitor Center: (409) 683-4238

For the Hotel: (409) 683-4466

AT THE ATTRACTIONS 

RAINFOREST CONCESSIONS 

Located in the Visitor Center across from the MG3D Theater. CLICK HERE to view menu.

AQUARIUM PYRAMID FOOD COURT

Optional Weekend Schedule

Located in the lower level of the Aquarium Pyramid, you'll find a variety of great lunch lunch options that range from burgers and chicken strips to tasty tacos the whole family can enjoy. 

PALM BEACH SHORELINE GRILL

Currently open Friday - Sunday.

Enjoy a variety of food items and beverages. CLICK HERE to view menu

GARDEN RESTAURANT

Temporarily Closed

Located in the Visitor Center, this restaurant provides casual dining with a spectacular view of Offats Bayou.

CLICK HERE to view our new FALL menu.

AT THE HOTEL

CAFE IN THE PARK

Located on the first floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel. It offers guests a casual dining experience and a fantastic menu. CLICK HERE to view menu

MOODY BREWS

Located in the main lobby of the Moody Gardens Hotel. It offers a full line of Starbucks beverages, grab-and-go menu items and free Wi-Fi. CLICK HERE for more information.

SHEARN’S SEAFOOD & PRIME STEAKS

(Modified Schedule) Fine dining located on the 9th Floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel, Shearn's is one of only 11 Houston/Galveston area restaurants to receive AAA’s Four Diamond Award of Excellence and has done so each year since 2004. CLICK HERE for more information.

Handicap Accessibility

When you visit Moody Gardens, you will find the entire property is designed to accommodate people with disabilities. There are more than 70 accessible parking spaces and curb ramps. All buildings have ramps that lead to entrances, and all of the restroom facilities are handicap accessible. Moody Gardens has several vans with wheelchair lifts for on-property transportation.

WHEELCHAIRS

There is no charge to use Moody Gardens wheelchairs during your visit. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Visitor Center and Aquarium. Guest Services staff will ask that you leave your driver's license as a form of deposit. Your license will be returned to you when you return the wheelchair.

ATTRACTIONS

The fun and educational attractions at Moody Gardens are wheelchair accessible and welcome service animals. The Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids offer unique visual and tactile experiences. The theaters feature accessible seats with removable arms and areas for personal wheelchairs.

During the summer months, guests can enjoy the interactive splashpad, river, and wave pool at Palm Beach with ramps leading into the water. For guests wishing to stay overnight, the four-diamond Moody Gardens Hotel is the place to be beautiful handicap accessible rooms.