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Upcoming 2015 Events!

Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring Break at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center!

Let the fun begin during your Spring Break adventure. Stay at Moody Gardens on March 8 & 9 and enjoy rates from $189 plus tax if you book by calling 1-888-388-8484.

During your Spring Break, stay in our new rooms, enjoy Kids Crew Club featuring a bounce house, s'mores, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, face painting, movie nights and much more, plus a free kids pack at check-in.

  • Splash in our Texas size heated outdoor tropical pool with swim-up bar, adult lounge area and cabanas.
  • Play championship golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course
  • Visit the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids
  • Test your stamina on our Ropes Course and Zip Line
  • Tour "Discover the Ice Age" and travel back in time
  • Ride the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat along Offats Bayou
  • Visit Moody Brews and enjoy Starbucks beverages
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark located adjacent to the hotel

Easter at Moody Gardens Hotel

Easter Bunny

Celebrate Easter April 3-5 at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.

Starting April 3-5 enjoy rates from $159 per night plus tax. Guests will also receive a $50 resort credit on a two night stay when you book by calling 1-888-388-8484. All guests are encouraged to partake in the family friendly events such as a petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt and more! Children will receive a free Easter Basket at check-in.

On April 5, welcome Easter Sunday with a wonderful Easter Buffet in the Moody Ballroom. From 11am-3pm, guests can enjoy various selections of expertly prepared roast prime rib, oven roasted chicken, sea bass, garden spring vegetables, desserts and much more. The price is adults: $48.95, seniors: $38.95, children: $24.95 and children three and under are free. To schedule your reservation, call 409-683-4466.

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Kids Crew Activities for Spring Break

Kids Crew

Spring Break Kid’s Crew Activities from March 6-22 at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Covnention Center.

An awesome adventure awaits you and your child when participating in Kids Crew. Kids Crew provides all Moody Gardens Hotel guests complimentary access to various activities. Kids Crew is designed to excite children with multiple supervised activities such as face painting, video games, arts and crafts, s’mores and much more. It is a wonderful to spend quality time with your children while making memories and having fun. Pick the time that works best for you and join us!

Children with special needs are welcome to participate in the Kids Crew program. Please let our counselors know in advance (if possible) and we will do our best to accommodate their needs.

Kids Crew activities are weather permitting and subject to change.

Special Spring Break schedule below.

Friday (3/6/15)
4:30pm-5:30pm - Scavenger hunt
6:00pm-7:30pm - S'mores Poolside at the Kids Crew pad
8:00pm-10:00pm - Movie night

Saturday (3/7/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
7:00pm-10:00pm - Live music! Listen to the Bill Parish Duo

Sunday (3/8/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Karaoke, hoola-hoop and limbo contest

Monday (3/9/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Movie night

Tuesday (3/10/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad

Wednesday (3/11/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Karaoke, hoola-hoop and limbo contest

Thursday (3/12/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
7:00pm-10:00pm - Live music! Listen to The Coconuts

Friday (3/13/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Movie nights

Saturday (3/14/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
7:00pm-10:00pm - Live music! Listen to the The Lords of Kool

Sunday (3/15/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Karaoke, hoola-hoop and limbo contest

Monday (3/16/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Movie night

Tuesday (3/17/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
7:00PM-10:00pm - Live music! Listen to The Coconuts

Wednesday (3/18/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Karaoke, hoola-hoop and limbo contest

Thursday (3/19/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
7:00pm-10:00pm - Live music! Listen to The Coconuts

Friday (3/20/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad
8:30pm-10:30pm - Movie nights

Saturday (3/21/15)
8:30am-10:00am - Meet Sunny the King of Cool:  Sunny the Penguin in the Hotel Lobby
11:00am-12:30pm - Come join us for Wii games: Just Dance & Mario Cart in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm-2:30pm - Competitions: tug of war, sack races, parachute at the Oleander Bowl
3:30pm-4:30pm - Face painting and balloon animals in the Kids Crew Room
5:00pm-6:00pm - Scavenger hunt begins in the Hotel Lobby
6:30pm-7:30pm - S’mores Poolside at the Kids Crew Pad

Discover the Ice Age

Ice Age

Discover the Ice Age

Real fossils and life-sized animatronics invite guests to experience realistic mega-mammals of the chilly past and the present age!

Moody Gardens presents Discover the Ice Age from November 15, 2014 to May 10, 2015. Discover the Ice Age is an exciting and educational exhibition that invites you to travel back in time to discover a frigid world, covered in ice and occupied by mammoths, saber-toothed cats, bears, gigantic birds, cave people and more.

Discover the Ice Age features life-sized animatronic animals, real fossils, some of which can be touched by our guests, and cast skeletons set within elaborate Ice Age scenery.

The exhibition begins 2.5 million years ago when the Earth witnessed a major environmental disruption, one that lead to dramatic evolutionary changes to Earth’s life forms and forever shaped human history. Guests then travel through galleries exploring the Megafauna, or giant Ice Age animals; the Ice People, including Neanderthals and Cro Magnons; the Tar Pits, the death traps of the Ice Age creatures; and the Megafaunal Extinction, exploring the theories for why many animals of the Ice Age became extinct.

This exhibition provides a unique and exciting walk through the Ice Age epoch for families and visitors of all ages, closing with poignant discussion topics about Earth’s fragile climates and possible return of the Ice. The Ice Return Gallery explores the prediction for another glacial period in the current Ice Age, how global warming might tip the balance of nature in a swifter, more dangerous direction, and what people can do to help the planet.

“This new exhibit will take guests on an exciting journey through prehistoric times to encounter lifelike mammoths, saber-toothed cats, bears and other creatures,” said John Zendt, president and CEO of Moody Gardens. “The animatronics and information engage us and allow us to have fun as we learn more about the latest scientific discoveries from the Ice Age.”

Discover the Ice Age was created by Imagine Exhibitions and Aurea Productions and is curated and advised by world-renowned vertebrate paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson. Professor Erickson is a leading expert on the biology of extinct organisms, mammals and dinosaurs in particular. He has published nearly 100 professional papers, and participated in over 25 paleontological expeditions around the world.

Come experience firsthand the Ice Age animals of past and present, meet the early humans that lived among them, and learn about the scientific theories regarding the future of our planet. Discover the Ice Age is open daily to the public. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors and $8.95 for children. For more information and to buy tickets online, please click here.

Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.

About Imagine Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. is the global resource for all aspects of exhibitions and attractions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible experience to any venue. Imagine is currently producing and touring 25 exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resort properties and non-traditional venues throughout the world. For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit the Facebook page.

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Delight in the major enhancements that have been made to Galveston's only white sand beach! Bask in the sun on soft beaches beside and surround yourself with lush, exotic landscaping. Relax in a Texas-sized spa or enjoy a game of beach volleyball on our regulation courts. Either way, you're in for an unforgettable day at the beach.

Wine Parings at Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks

Wine glass

Enjoy wine parings at Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks

On March 4 at 6:30 pm, come to Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine pairings. The cost is $40/person plus tax and service charge. To schedule your reservation, call 409-683-4554.

Wild About Wine

Wine

May 2, 2015 7pm-10pm at the Aquarium Pyramid.

$279.00 plus tax Includes a luxurious room for one night, entrance for two into the Wild about Wine event. Valet parking is also included.

This is a silent auction, live music, animal demonstrations, and wine.

Click here to book the Wild About Wine package or you can book by calling 1-888-388-8484.

*Valet Parking with in-and-out privileges. Good for one night only per package. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Package inclusions are stated above. No refunds for any unused portion of the package. Promotional blackout periods may apply. Packages cannot be booked via mobile apps.