Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, is an intriguing attraction. Part theme park, part ecological education center, it will appeal to visitors of all ages. Stay in a vacation rental near Moody Gardens and get ready to explore its animal habitats and other attractions.
What to See and Do
Head to the Aquarium Pyramid to come face-to-face with marine life from around the world, including the residents of the ever-popular penguin habitat.
Imagine yourself in the heart of the jungle in the Rainforest Pyramid, surrounded by exotic plants, animals, and birds.
Home to the world's first 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System, the MG 3D Theater is a truly immersive experience. Featured films include nature documentaries and regular movie releases.
Whereas Moody Gardens is open 365 days a year, opening hours vary on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Individual attractions have different opening hours as well. The Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramid close at 8pm throughout the year, to ensure that the animal residents at Moody Gardens get some rest.
No Pets Allowed
Only service dogs are allowed in Moody Gardens. The park is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchairs available to rent. There are 70 disabled parking spaces in the car park, which is free to everyone and has a shuttle bus service to take you to the park. You are not allowed to take any of your own food and drink into the attraction.
Entry Fee Reductions
Moody Gardens has a wide range of discounted entry schemes, so look out for bargains. Students up to the 12th grade with an A/B average can get free entry if they bring a recent report card, while serving military personnel pay a reduced entry fee on Mondays. On Senior Tuesdays, visitors over 65 get a bargain, while moms with toddlers can take advantage of the special deal on Mommy Wednesdays.