Visiting Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas

Containing a world-class aquarium, a living rainforest, a Discovery Museum, and more, there is plenty to do and see at Moody Gardens.

Moody Gardens is a unique and immersive attraction that offers visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of fascinating exhibits, activities, and events. Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a fun day out with your family, Moody Gardens has something to offer for everyone.

Aerial view of the 3 pyramids at Moody Gardens, one is bright blue, one is pink and one is clear

Moody Gardens Pyramids

As you cross over the Galveston Causeway and make your way onto the island, you'll be greeted with the infamous Moody Gardens pyramids to your right. Continue reading to learn about each pyramid's unique offerings!

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Dive into the oceans of the world to visit one of the largest aquariums in the Southwest. This 1.5-million-gallon aquarium is teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins to seals and sharks, an amazing Jellyfish Gallery and thousands of tropical fish and more, with new and interactive opportunities all along the way.

A fun and awe-inspiring experience is wonderfully complemented with conservation messages that underscore the vital importance of the oceans. New exhibits inspire visitor interest and empathy and connect them to specific ocean habitats. Each ocean exhibit highlights different marine sanctuaries and different aspects of our relationship to the seas.

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Rainforest Pyramid

As you enter through a tree-top canopy entrance, you'll visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas in a rare, up-close and interactive adventure with over 1,700 exotic plants and endangered animals that range from Giant Amazon River Otters to an ocelot, Komodo dragons and other reptiles. Saki monkeys, Cotton-top tamarins, and sloths roam freely while an array of birds fly between the trees as you walk the trails through the spacious enclosure!

Exterior of the pink Moody Gardens Discovery Pyramid
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Discovery Pyramid

The third pyramid at Moody Gardens is a hands-on museum-like environment perfect for inquisitive minds. Teens can learn about the science of waves, make their own music, and even experiment with robotics. Exhibits rotate seasonally; learn more on the Moody Gardens website.

Moody Gardens 3D & 4D Theaters

Moody Gardens features two state-of-the-art theaters, the 3D and 4D theaters, that offer visitors an immersive movie-watching experience.

The 3D theater utilizes cutting-edge technology to bring movies to life with stunning visual effects that make viewers feel like they're a part of the action. Meanwhile, the 4D theater takes things a step further by adding sensory elements such as wind, water, and scents to create a truly immersive experience.

People wearing 3D glasses smile while watching a movie at Moody Gardens

Both theaters offer a variety of films, including educational documentaries and other seasonal screenings, making it a great destination for families, movie lovers, and anyone seeking a unique entertainment experience.

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Climb aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat at Moody Gardens! They offer weekend cruises and dinner cruises for folks looking to live the high-life on a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Cruises are weather and wind permitting!

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Book your next tee time on Galveston's renowned Moody Gardens Golf Course. Ranked one of the greatest public golf courses in Texas, these 18 holes of challenging golf located by Galveston's Sydnor Bayou will have you playing your best and enjoying the sport more than ever. Moody Gardens also offers a Pro Shop where you can purchase golf apparel, balls, clubs, and more.

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Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Business or pleasure, there's no better way to spend your time in Galveston than at Moody Gardens Hotel, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, world-class attractions and plenty of meeting space. The whole family will have a blast exploring the majestic pyramids that include an aquarium and rainforest filled with wildlife, 3D and 4D Theaters, beach and lazy river, huge pool, premier golf course, rejuvenating spa, plenty of dining options and more.

Moody Gardens Hotel

Nestled amongst the lush palm trees and tropical gardens, this unique island resort hotel offers the iconic Moody Gardens pyramids with a variety of world-class attractions and the Moody Gardens Golf Course to make your island getaway one to be remembered. Our Galveston accommodations provide ample comfort and professional service to ensure your stay is relaxing and refreshing. Learn more about our guest room services and amenities.

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The amenities at the Moody Gardens Hotel ensure that every stay is relaxing and refreshing. Complimentary Wi-Fi and Showtime provide exceptional entertainment, while deluxe bathrobes and twice-daily maid service provide comfort and luxury. Visit the Moody Gardens website to explore more amenities.

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Moody Gardens Hotel offers a variety of specials and packages to enhance the guest experience. These packages can include discounted room rates, dining credits, spa treatments, and access to the various attractions at Moody Gardens.

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The Spa at Moody Gardens

Be sure to enjoy a visit to our spa and fitness center. Refresh, rejuvenate and relax with a wide selection of treatments. Our Galveston spa resort also caters to groups and couples, as well as local patrons.

A woman in a white robe lounges on a chaise while holding a beverage in the Moody Gardens Spa

Reserve a treatment at the Moody Gardens spa by clicking the reservation button below or call 409-683-4440 to schedule your appointment. Please provide any special requests in advance. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability.

For parties of five or more and special events, we recommend at least 72-hour advance notice in order to plan the event. A credit card number will hold the reservation time. Please provide 24-hour notice for cancellations to avoid charges.

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