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Kids Crew Activities

Kids Crew

Kid’s Crew Activities at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Covnention Center.

An awesome adventure awaits you and your child when participating in Kids Crew. Moody Gardens Hotel offers all guests complimentary access to Kids Crew Activities, allowing children and parents to engage in exciting activities. Kids Crew is a seasonal program designed to excite children with multiple supervised activities such as arts and crafts, scavenger hunts around the park, pool coin dives, bounce houses, kite flying, face painting, karaoke, video games, movie nights, s’mores and much more.

Pick the time that works best for you and join the fun!

Kids Crew is complimentary to all hotel guests. Parents must be present throughout the duration of their child’s involvement of the program. Children with special needs are welcome to participate in the Kids Crew program. Let our counselors know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate their needs.

10:00am - 11:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin Hotel Lobby (photo opportunity)
11:30am – 12:30pm - Wii Games- Kids Crew Room
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Face Painting and Balloon Animals- Kids Crew Room
3:00pm – 5:00pm - Movie in the Kids Crew Room
5:30pm – 6:30pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad by the Pool

8:30am - 10:30am - Meet Sunny the Penguin Hotel Lobby (photo opportunity)
11:00am – 12:30pm - Wii Games- Kids Crew Room

Mother's Day at Moody Gardens Hotel

Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother's Day at Moody Gardens Hotel

On Sunday, May 10 treat Mom to a hassle-free Mother’s Day Buffet filled with a delightful selection of breads, soups, salads, entrees, desserts and more. Enjoy complimentary Bloody Marys, Mimosas as well as smoked prime rib, carved yucatan grouper, herb roasted chicken and more! Prices for the Mother’s Day Buffet are $52.95 for Adults, $42.95 for Seniors, $24.95 for Children 4-12, and Children three and under are free. Seatings for the Mother’s Day Buffet are available every half hour from 11:00am to 3:00pm. For Buffet reservations call 409-683-4466.

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 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

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


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.

2015 Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens kicks off Mother’s Day Weekend on Galveston Island

Red Cat Jazz

2015 Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens kicks off Mother’s Day Weekend on Galveston Island

For the second consecutive year, Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, Inc., presents the Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel & Spa Resort, on May 7-10, 2015- just in time for the Mother’s Day weekend. Sunday Mother’s Day events include performances by headliner Mindi Abair, Grammy nominated as well as featured saxophonist on American Idol and Jazz in Pink, an all-star ensemble of women in jazz.

Click here to get your tickets. Please email Red Cat Jazz at if you have questions.

Some of the biggest names in jazz will take the stage, including nationally renowned jazz saxophonists Ronnie Laws, who is celebrating over 50 years in music, BWB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum & Rick Braun), Peter White,  Mike Phillips, TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci & Karen Briggs, Dean James,  trumpeters Tex Allen, Tom Browne, with more to be announced soon.

Red Cat Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 7, 2015, the festival will hold a White Tie gala, sponsored by the Galveston County Daily News. The guest list will include partners, sponsors, VIP guest, performing musicians, members of the Galveston City Park Board, representatives of, members of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and city officials.

Click here to get your tickets. Please email Red Cat Jazz at if you have questions.

On Friday morning, May 8, at 9 a.m. a celebrity golf tournament at Moody Gardens Golf Course will commence. Later that evening, a VIP all-white poolside party will take place under the stars. The music will be in full force by The CITY featuring Tom Browne, including an appearance by Houston native, Ronnie Laws who is celebrating over 50 years of music with his multi-talented family that includes sistersDebra and Eloise Laws.

Saturday morning with women’s empowerment in mind, Red Cat For Pink will hold a seminar on Women's Empowerment hosted by Jan Pink, President of Wealthy Omnipotent Women “W.O.W”.  Victoria Lowe, author of 10 Spiritual Principles of Successful Women, will take part in the Women’s Empowerment event, along with Dr. Jennie Bennet, founder of Reconstruction of a Survior and host of others. The event will start with a morning workout 4ever fit with Yolanda.

For sponsorship and vendor information, musical lineup or to purchase festival tickets, email Red Cat Jazz at or visit

*Artist subject to change