Upcoming 2014 Events!
Ropes Course and Zip Line Opens – March 29
Spring Break Family Fun – March 9-22
• 15% off individual Spa services**
• Kids eat free***
• Texas Size Heated Pool with swim-up bar, adult lounge area & cabanas
• Daily character breakfast with our resident King of Cool – Sunny the Penguin
• Kids Crew Club: Bounce house, S’mores, Pool coin dives, arts and crafts, face painters, Dig for buried treasure and more*
• Moody Brews serving Starbucks’ Beverages
• Championship Golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course
• Schlitterbahn Waterpark located adjacent to the Hotel
• Complimentary Shuttle to the Beach & the Strand
• Complimentary Wireless Internet, No Resort Fees
Sun.-Thur. from $229/night+tax*
Fri. & Sat. from $269/night+tax*
*Does not apply to any discounted rates, packages, promotions or group rates.
** Excludes packages & Saturdays ***Some restrictions apply.
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Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah
The touring exhibition, organized by National Geographic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc., brings the classical age of 18th century piracy to life by showcasing over 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Whydah, the world's first authenticated Pirate Ship that was discovered just off the coast of Cape Cod.
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Journey to the South pacific 3D
Narrated by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, this breathtaking IMAX 3D adventure of hope and celebration will take moviegoers to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where you encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea.
Ropes Course and Zip Line – March 29
Challenge your agility, balance and strength as you encounter the four-tier Ropes Course. Toddlers and small children can even take on an adventure of a smaller scale on the Kids’s Ropes Course that is appropriate for those who are 42” and under. Thrill seekers can now take adventure to a whole new level at Moody Gardens Zip Line. Snap into your harness and step to the edge of the zip line platform and glide over Palm Beach and the Lazy River 50 feet in the air for a bird’s eye view of the Moody Gardens pyramids and tropical gardens.
Ropes Course: $18.00
Zip Line and Ropes Course Combo Ticket: $27.00
Zip Line Roundtrip Zip: $18.00
Kid’s Adventure Course: $5.00 (Chaperone Required)
Day Pass: 25% discount
Members: 50% discount
*Event Rental Available
Penguins 3D – Opens March 8
Narrated by David Attenborough, follow a special King Penguin on an epic journey through the most challenging time of his life as he fights to keep his new family alive in the sub-Antartic island of Penguin City.
Rio the 4D Experience – Opens March 8
When the last blue macaws on Earth, Blue and Jewel are captured by a gang of greedy bird smugglers, the unexpected duo must work together to embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling 4D journey through Rio de Janeiro.
Galapagos 3D – Opens Summer 2014
Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the topical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. This is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D.
Palm Beach – Opens May 10
Start your summer with splash as Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach open for weekends starting May 10. Once the summer vacation season starts, Palm Beach will be open daily. Sink your feet into our soft white sandy beaches or cool off in our 650-foot lazy river with over 60 interactive points to spray your friends as they float along.
Ice Sculptures at Festival of Lights – November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
The coolest new experience on the Gulf Coast will feature 20 large ice sculptures. A skilled team of professional ice carvers will take 6,000 300 lbs. ice blocks and transform them into majestic displays ranging from holiday-themed sculptures to undersea characters from SpongeBob SquarePants. Chilled and held at a temperature of 15 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transformation into a Winter Wonder Island.
Festival of Lights – November 22, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Brighten up the wintery season with Moody Gardens at the 13th annual Festival of Lights opening on Nov. 22nd. Guests will be able to enjoy the largest holiday lightening event on the Gulf Coast every night this year through the entirety of the Festival! Kicking off with Santa parachuting in for this free event, the Festival of Lights packs the night with over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays, one million lights, live entertainment, Texas-sized Artic Ice Slide and the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink.
2014 Spring Break Entertainment and Activities
2014 Moody Gardens' Attraction and Exhibition Prices
March 1, 2014 Price Changes & New Exhibit Pricing
Value Passes (Includes admission to Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah)
• One Day - $59.95
• Two Day - $79.95
• Group Day - $46.00
• Group Two Day (Same as all attractions) - $54.00
Memberships (Includes admission to Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah)
• Individual - $99.00
• Family (5 people) - $380.00
• Renewal (Individual) - $85.00
• Renewal (Family of 5) - $320.00
Ropes Course & Zip Line (Opens March 29, 2014)
• Ropes Admission - $18.00
• Zip Line - $18.00
• Combo - $27.00
• Kid’s Adventure Course - $5.00 (Chaperone required)
• Membership Discount - 50%
• Day Pass Discount – 25%
Private Groups (50 people maximum)
• Ropes & Zip Line - $1,500.00 (3 Hour rental)
• Kid’s Adventure - $400.00 (2.5 Hours on course)
• Total Course - $1,900.00 (15 Minute setup)
ICE Exhibit (Opens November 15, 2014)
• Adult - $26.95
• Senior - $21.95
• Child - $15.95
Festival of Lights (Opens November 15, 2014)
• Admission - $8.95
• Skate Rental - $7.00
• Attraction Add-on after 4:30 pm - $7.00
• Single Slide - $7.00
• 10 Slides - $20.00
• One Day Unlimited - $25.00
• Admission (12 pm – 4 pm) - $7.95
• Skate Rental - $7.00
• Single Ride - $4.00
• Three Rides - $10.00
Group Rates (20 people or more)
Festival of Lights
• Non-peak Dates - $4.95
• Peak Dates - $5.95
Festival of Lights with Buffet
• Non-peak Dates - $25.00
• Peak Dates - $27.00
• Non-peak Dates - $15.95
• Peak Dates - $15.95 (Before 4 pm)
ICE Exhibit with Festival of Lights
• Non-peak Dates - $20.95
• Peak Dates - $20.95 (Before 4 pm)
ICE Exhibit, Festival of Lights and Buffet
• Non-peak Dates - $39.00
• Peak Dates - $39.00 (Before 4 pm)
For more information, visit Moodygardens.org.
2013 HOLIDAY EVENTS
Magical Christmas 2 – Home for the Holidays Dinner and Show
Is there no better joy than remembering the wonder and magic of the Christmases of your childhood? Come revive your child's spirit by spending an evening at Moody Gardens as Master Illusionist Curt Miller and his friends return this December in a new production:
"A Magical Christmas 2 – Home for the Holidays Dinner and Show."
Witness people appearing and disappearing right before your eyes. Enjoy many of your favorite Christmas songs performed by amazing singers and musicians. Experience Christmas narratives enhanced with the uniquely spectacular illusions of renowned magician and illusionist, Curt Miller. If you enjoyed the show last year, you will love what Curt has added to this year's production!
Moody Garden's Executive Chef Urs Schmid has created a delectable holiday buffet dinner to enhance the one hour show spectacular. Your ticket to the dinner and show also includes admission to the incredible Moody Gardens Festival of Lights.
There is simply no better way to experience the joy of Christmas this year. Bring the whole family, friends and co-workers and prepare for a terrific evening of holiday song, dance and…Magic. Your inner-child will thank you.
Each ticket includes
- A Magical Christmas starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller and Friends
- Chef Urs's Holiday Buffet Dinner Click here to view menu
- Admission to The Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
- All Taxes and Gratuities
- Complementary and Convenient Self Parking
For more information please visit http://moodychristmasshow.com/
Santa's Workshop - Kid's Crew Activities
An awesome holiday adventure awaits you and your child when participating in Santa’s Workshop. This holiday season, Kids Crew transforms into Santa’s Workshop and provides all Moody Gardens Hotel guests complimentary access to various activities. Santa’s Workshop is a seasonal program (Nov. 16-Jan. 4) designed to excite children with multiple supervised activities such as writing letters to Santa, video games, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, smore’s and much more. Santa’s Workshop is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your children while making memories and having fun. Pick the time that works best for you and join us!
Kid’s Crew Activities start back up with our Festival of Lights season beginning Saturday, November 16 through December 30.
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.
Activities are weather permitting and subject to change.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. You can also skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink (bring your own skates or rentals available for $6), try out our new Arctic Ice Slide or take pictures with Santa in the Visitor Center.
Group packages available for groups of 20 or more. Contact Erika Edwards at 1-800-582-4673 ext 4362 or Bob Haggard at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4203 for more information. For corporate groups of 150 or more, please contact Kristy Watt at 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4338.
More information on the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
PASSPORT TO HOLIDAY MAGIC
Galveston is the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas and this season the island will offer visitors a new experience with its Passport to Holiday Magic – a two-month celebration of more than 1,000 magical holiday events! Galveston's Passport to Holiday Magic program takes place November 16, 2013 through January 4, 2014. This fun passport is a way to track your memorable experiences and have the chance to receive more gifts this holiday season! Remember to complete and submit your passport by January 10, 2014 to be entered in multiple drawings for overnight hotel stays, attraction passes and the grand prize of a Carnival Magic Cruise for 4!
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH BUFET
Sit down with family and friends to a wonderful Christmas Day lunch buffet at The Terrace Restaurant. Dine on fresh fruit with seasonal berries, mixed greens with radicchio, dried cranberries and pecans, carrot salad with pineapple and raisins, red and yellow tomatoes with mozzarella, cold boiled jumbo gulf shrimp, smoked Norwegian salmon, cream of tomato soup, roasted Tom Turkey with giblet gravy, glazed ham, candied sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing and cranberry relish, baked salmon fillet topped with seasoned panko crumbs, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts and an assortment of homemade desserts, pies and pastries and much more.
Reservations for the buffet are required. Moody Gardens Hotel is offer seating times between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The buffet is priced at $42.95 for adults, $32.95 for seniors and $19.95 for children 12 and under. Children under the age of three eat free. Reservations can be made by calling (409) 683-4466.
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT SHEARN'S SEAFOOD AND PRIME STEAKS
Bring in the New Year in style at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks December 31 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Feast on high-quality foods such as pan seared almond crusted diver scallops with roasted bell pepper pesto, crepe with chicken and mushroom “a la reine” au gratin, sorbet, golden Dover sole with Spanish sofrito, herb crusted jumbo grilled shrimp, creamy polenta, Wagyu Kobe strip steak with morel demi glaze, mashed potatoes with shiitake mushrooms, Colorado double rib lamb chop stuffed with goat cheese and olive butter, fresh vegetables, chocolate flourless cake with pomegranate mousse raspberry-blueberry sauce and fresh berries in a glass.
The price is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To schedule your reservation, please call (409) 683-4554.
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDENS - New Year's Eve Gala
December 31, 7:30pm - 1:00am
Ring in the New Year in grand style. The New Year’s Eve party will feature non-stop entertainment by the band Commercial Art, an open bar, elaborate food stations, deluxe party favors, a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight.
Event tickets are $425 per couple or $225 per single.
Hotel accommodations start at $109+tax/night. For reservations: 1-888-388-8484.