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Moody Gardens Attractions

Moody Gardens Galveston

Houston's Number One Attractions Destination, Moody Gardens is home to three spectacular pyramids offering hours of non-stop entertainment. Stroll along the Rainforest Pyramid’s canopy walkway amid free-roaming Saki monkeys, two-toed sloths, cotton-topped tamarins, and a dazzling assortment of birds, lizards and butterflies. The Aquarium Pyramid is home to one of the world’s largest aquariums where you can escape to an underwater world filled with fascinating marine life. The Discovery Pyramid features a host of interactive exhibits and visitors can marvel as imagination comes to life on the giant screen of the 3D Theater, or enjoy a true sensory experience in the 4D and Ridefilm theaters.

Cool off at Palm Beach, with white sand beaches, a 650-foot Lazy River with over 60 interactive points, a wave pool and two enclosed 18-foot tower slides.

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Moody Gardens Golf

Galveston Island recreation

Moody Gardens Golf

Introducing the Moody Gardens® Golf Course, formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, featuring a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Revealed in June 2008, the Moody Gardens® Golf Course still features the best historical aspects of the original layout, while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. The renovation included new turf grass, green complexes, elevations, irrigation, drainage, cart paths, greens and a full clubhouse renovation.

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Galveston water park

Summer Fun Isn’t Just for Summer Anymore!

Right next door to Moody Gardens you can splash, soak and slide year-round at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s Wasserfest – the first indoor year round climate-controlled waterpark in Texas. Enjoy a dozen heated rides and attractions.

Brave the waves of the Torrent tidal wave river, soar through four enclosed tube slides, roar down three speed slides, splash in three different kid’s areas, play in the waves of a man made beach or relax in a hot tub.

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Aquarium Pyramid Renovation Information


As a multi-phased renovation begins at the Aquarium Pyramid, Moody Gardens guests can look forward to a fun and awe-inspiring experience wonderfully complemented with conservation messages that underscore the vital importance of the oceans. New exhibits will not only inspire visitor interest and empathy, but also connect visitors to specific ocean habitats. Visitors will travel from the Gulf of Mexico to the South Atlantic, the South Pacific, the North Pacific, and the Caribbean. Each ocean exhibit highlights different marine sanctuaries and different aspects of our relationship to the seas. Upon completion, there will be a variety of new exhibits and surprises, including the addition of jellyfish and tropical penguins.



WAVE 1: Aug. 17, 2015 – Nov. 13, 2015, Aquarium Closed - COMPLETED

WAVE  2: Nov. 14, 2015 – Jan. 10, 2016, Aquarium Open

WAVE  3: Jan. 11, 2016 – March 10, 2016, Aquarium Open  (Penguin exhibit closed 3 months)

WAVE  4: March 11, 2016 – May 26, 2016, Penguins Return, Aquarium Open

WAVE  5: Summer 2016, Aquarium Open

WAVE  6: Aug. 15, 2016 – Nov. 14, 2016, Aquarium Closed

WAVE  7: Nov. 15, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017, Aquarium Open*

WAVE  8: Jan. 2, 2017 – March 15, 2017, Aquarium Closed

WAVE 9: March 16, 2017 – May 26, 2017, Aquarium Open*


 *Further details to come