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Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

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SpongeBob SubPants Adventure
New Immersive Experience at the Discovery Pyramid
Opens Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Dive into adventure on a submarine voyage along with SpongeBob and all your Bikini Bottom friends! On this wild and silly deep-sea expedition, YOU choose the destination and YOU interact with your hapless captain -- Patrick Star!

In Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, you'll plunge into a world of immersive 3D media, a torrent of special effects and nonstop whirlwind of surprises! With an improvised, real time interaction with Patrick Star, and varying destinations including Jelly Fish Fields, Goo Lagoon, Rock Bottom & Sandy's Tree Dome, your adventure is never the same twice! This first-of-its-kind attraction casts off this Memorial Day Weekend, only at Moody Gardens

Tickets:
Adults: $18.85
Children (4-12): $16.95
Seniors (65+): $16.95

Click here for more info.

Kids Crew Activities

Kids Crew

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

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Special Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 22
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Arts & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
4:30pm - 5:00pm - Dinosaur Dig at Kids Crew Pad
5:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games available in the Kids Crew Room
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Dinner with the King of Cool: Sunny the King of Cool (photo opportunity)
5:30pm - 7:30pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Karaoke, Hula Hoop & Limbo contest on the Poolside Terrace

Saturday, May 23
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:00am - Sponge Relay Race on the Poolside Terrace (you will get WET)  
11:30am – 12:30pm - Dinosaur Dig at the Kids Crew Pad
12:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games available in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm – 2:30pm - Face Painting & Balloon animals in the Hotel Lobby
3:00pm – 4:00pm - Sponge Relay at the Pool Side Terrace  
5:00pm - 7:00pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm – 10:00pm - Live Music! Listen to The Coconuts on the Poolside Terrace

Click here to print the special Memorial Day Weekend schedule.

Sunday, May 24
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am -11:30am - Arts & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Face Painting/ Balloon Animals in the Hotel lobby
12:00pm - 8:00 pm - Wii Games available in the Kids Crew Room
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Scavenger Hunt Begins in the Hotel Lobby
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Family Bingo in the Garden Cay
5:00pm - 7:00pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm -  Live Music on the Poolside Terrace

Monday, May 25
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:30am - Arts & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Bowling Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room

Click here to print the special Memorial Day Weekend schedule.
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Summer Schedule Beginning June 1

Sunday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:30am - Arts & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Story Time in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Face Painting/ Balloon Animals in the hotel lobby
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Family Bingo in the Garden Cay
5:00pm - 7:00pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Karaoke, Limbo & Hula Hoop Contest on the Poolside Terrace

Monday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:30am - Arts & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
12:00pm -1:00pm - Scavenger Hunt Begins in the hotel lobby
12:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
1:30pm -2:30pm - Bowling at the Kids Crew Pad
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Dino Dig at the Kids Crew Pad
4:00pm - 4:30pm - Hot potato water balloon toss on the Poolside Terrace  
5:00pm - 7:00pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm – 10:00pm - Listen to live music on the Poolside Terrace

Click here to print the summer schedule.

Tuesday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
11:00am - 12:00pm - Wet and Wild Kick Ball at the Oleander Bowl  
12:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Scavenger Hunt begins in the hotel lobby
2:00pm - 3:30pm - Face Painting/Balloon Animals in the lobby
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Family Bingo in the Garden Cay
5:30pm - 7:30pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Karaoke, Hula Hoop & Limbo Contest at the Poolside Terrace

Wednesday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:30am - Face painting & balloon animals in the hotel lobby
12:00pm – 1:00pm - Wet and Wild Kick Ball at the Oleander Bowl  
12:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Hot Potato Water Balloon Game at the Poolside Terrace
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Art & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Dinosaur Dig at the Kids Crew Pad
5:30pm - 7:30pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm – 10:00pm - Movie at the Poolside Terrace

Click here to print the summer schedule.

Thursday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
11:30am - 12:00pm - Story Time in the Kids Crew Room
12:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
12:30pm – 2:00pm - Face Painting & Balloon Animals in the hotel lobby
2:30pm – 3:00pm - Family Tennis in the Training Room
4:00pm -5:00pm - Scavenger Hunt begins in the hotel lobby
5:30pm - 7:30pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Listen to live music on the Poolside Terrace

Friday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:30am - Art & Crafts in the Kids Crew Room
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Story Time in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Dino Dig at Kids Crew Pad
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Wet and Wild Kick Ball at the Oleander
5:30pm – 6:30pm - Meet the King of Cool: Sunny the Penguin at Café in the Park Dinner
5:00pm - 7:00pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Karaoke, Hula Hoop & Limbo Contest at the Poolside Terrace

Saturday
8:30am - 10:00am - Meet Sunny the Penguin in the hotel lobby (photo opportunity)
10:30am - 11:00am - Sponge Relay Race on the Poolside Terrace
11:30am – 12:30pm - Dino Dig at the Kids Crew Pad
12:00pm - 8:00pm - Wii Games in the Kids Crew Room
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Face Painting & Balloon animals in the hotel lobby
2:00pm – 3:00pm - Water Balloon Competition on the Poolside Terrace
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Scavenger Hunt begins in the hotel lobby
5:30pm - 7:30pm - S’mores at the Kids Crew Pad
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Movies at the Kids Crew Pad

Click here to print the summer schedule

Speed: Science in Motion

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SPEED: SCIENCE IN MOTION
May 23, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Zoom through this thrilling exhibition on the science of speed and motion. This exhibit investigates the technology of Formula One auto racing, from physics and engineering to human endurance and biology. This racetrack-style exhibition provides an exhilarating look at the world of Formula One racing complete with pit lane, workshop, and physical testing environments.

For more details, click here.

Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival

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Galveston, TX (May 5, 2015) – The Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival returns to the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston June 19 and 20 to celebrate the cocktail named on the Island and its main ingredient, tequila. The event delivers a gateway to the world’s finest tequila, a robust selection of margarita samples, flavorful food, and gorgeous views of the bay with great live music. Click here to visit their website.

Multiple events make up the two-day festival. Friday, June 19, begins with the Tour De Tequila, a tasting and sampling session that feature some of the best and most respected brands. Learn the proper way to taste tequila and how flavors differ between distilling methods that create blanco, anejo and reposado tequilas. Local restaurants will participate in the showcase by pairing tequila with an array of complimentary flavors.

The Casa Sauza Outdoor Festival takes place Saturday, June 20 nestled between Moody Gardens Hotel and Palm Beach (also known as The Oleander Bowl). This area offers a distinctive shopping experience, fashioned after a traditional Mexican village and a live music stage. This year’s music at the Outdoor Festival has a little something for everyone; blues, reggae, indie rock and TexMex from bands like, Texas Tornados, Luther & the Healers, Wild Moccasins, Cassette Tape, Free Radicals and Van Wilks. Various flavors of margaritas will be offered, with Mexican foods and traditional festival staples from sausage-on-a-stick to funnel cakes. Click here to visit their website.

Saturday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to sample a host of margaritas at the Grand Tasting presented by Casa Sauza, where local restaurants/bars and individuals vie for the title of Best Margarita. There will be cash prizes, celebrity judges and a “People’s Choice Award.” The “People’s Choice” award will be given to the restaurant or individual that receives the most votes cast by visitors at the event. During the “People’s Choice,” visitors will be able to vote with their dollar and 100 percent of the money collected will go directly to the festival’s charity of choice, Lemonade Day Galveston.

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. Since its inception in 2007 in Houston, Lemonade Day has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada – including Galveston. Along the way, participating children acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. The lemonade sellers keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some. Proceeds from the Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival will assist the program in supplying all registered children with a backpack and an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors and giving back to the community.

The Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival is made possible through the generous support of sponsors; Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, Galveston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Casa Sauza, Liberman Broadcasting, and Herradura and all of the participating restaurants, vendors, and tequila brands. Volunteer opportunities are available, please visit the event website for more information.

Click here to visit their website.

QUICK FACTS:
What: Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival
When:     June 19, 2015, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. & June 20, 2015, noon – 10 p.m.
Where: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, Texas
Tickets: Prices range from $15-$75
Website: www.texasmargaritafestival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasMargaritaFestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/texasmargfest

Hotel packages for the festival are available.

The Margarita Grand Tasting Package
$629.00 plus tax
The package includes a two-night stay in a luxurious guest room, two passes to the Margarita Grand Tasting presented by Casa Sauza on Saturday, and complimentary valet parking.  This is a savings of over $150 if purchased separately.  In addition all hotel guests receive complementary passes to the Casa Sauza Outdoor Festival on Saturday.  

The Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival-Weekend Pass Package
$679.00 plus tax
The package includes a two-night stay in a luxurious guest room, two passes to the Tour de Tequila tasting on Friday, the Margarita Grand Tasting presented by Casa Sauza on Saturday, and complimentary valet parking.  This is a savings of over $190 if purchased separately.  In addition all hotel guests receive complementary passes to the Casa Sauza Outdoor Festival on Saturday.

Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival Hotel Packages

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The Margarita Grand Tasting Package
$629.00 plus tax
The package includes a two-night stay in a luxurious guest room, two passes to the Margarita Grand Tasting presented by Casa Sauza on Saturday, and complimentary valet parking.  This is a savings of over $150 if purchased separately.  In addition all hotel guests receive complementary passes to the Casa Sauza Outdoor Festival on Saturday.  

The Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival-Weekend Pass Package
$679.00 plus tax
The package includes a two-night stay in a luxurious guest room, two passes to the Tour de Tequila tasting on Friday, the Margarita Grand Tasting presented by Casa Sauza on Saturday, and complimentary valet parking.  This is a savings of over $190 if purchased separately.  In addition all hotel guests receive complementary passes to the Casa Sauza Outdoor Festival on Saturday.
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The Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival returns to the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston June 19 and 20 to celebrate the cocktail named on the Island and its main ingredient, tequila. The event delivers a gateway to the world’s finest tequila, a robust selection of margarita samples, flavorful food, and gorgeous views of the bay with great live music.

Multiple events make up the two-day festival. Friday, June 19, begins with the Tour De Tequila, a tasting and sampling session that feature some of the best and most respected brands. Learn the proper way to taste tequila and how flavors differ between distilling methods that create blanco, anejo and reposado tequilas. Local restaurants will participate in the showcase by pairing tequila with an array of complimentary flavors.

The Casa Sauza Outdoor Festival takes place Saturday, June 20 nestled between Moody Gardens Hotel and Palm Beach (also known as The Oleander Bowl). This area offers a distinctive shopping experience, fashioned after a traditional Mexican village and a live music stage. This year’s music at the Outdoor Festival has a little something for everyone; blues, reggae, indie rock and TexMex from bands like, Texas Tornados, Luther & the Healers, Wild Moccasins, Cassette Tape, Free Radicals and Van Wilks. Various flavors of margaritas will be offered, with Mexican foods and traditional festival staples from sausage-on-a-stick to funnel cakes.

Saturday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to sample a host of margaritas at the Grand Tasting presented by Casa Sauza, where local restaurants/bars and individuals vie for the title of Best Margarita. There will be cash prizes, celebrity judges and a “People’s Choice Award.” The “People’s Choice” award will be given to the restaurant or individual that receives the most votes cast by visitors at the event. During the “People’s Choice,” visitors will be able to vote with their dollar and 100 percent of the money collected will go directly to the festival’s charity of choice, Lemonade Day Galveston.

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. Since its inception in 2007 in Houston, Lemonade Day has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada – including Galveston. Along the way, participating children acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. The lemonade sellers keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some. Proceeds from the Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival will assist the program in supplying all registered children with a backpack and an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors and giving back to the community.

The Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival is made possible through the generous support of sponsors; Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, Galveston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Casa Sauza, Liberman Broadcasting, and Herradura and all of the participating restaurants, vendors, and tequila brands. Volunteer opportunities are available, please visit the event website for more information.

QUICK FACTS:
What: Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival
When:     June 19, 2015, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    June 20, 2015, noon – 10 p.m.
Where: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, Texas
Tickets: Prices range from $15-$75
Website: www.texasmargaritafestival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasMargaritaFestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/texasmargfest

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

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.

Click here to see more about Palm Beach.

 

 

Palm Beach Schedule:

May 16 - June 5 (Weekend Only & Memorial Day)
June 6 - August 23 (Daily)
August 24 - September 12 (Weekends Only)

Bands on the Sand at Palm Beach

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Live music and Fireworks

June 6 - August 8, 2015

Enjoy live music and fireworks every Friday & Saturday night during the summer. Bands on the Sand features a variety of local and regional bands followed by a spectacular firework show over Offatts Bayou.


Summer 2015 Concert Schedule:

June
June 6 | Intercoastal Pirates (Variety)
June 12 | The Relics (Rock)
June 13 | Line Up (Variety)
June 19 | Mid Life Crisis (Variety)
June 20 | Space Monkeys (Variety)
June 26 | Velvet Punch (Rock)
June 27 | Katye Hamlin (Country)

July
July 3 | Jared Waggoner (Country)
July 4 | Rat Ranch (Rock)
July 10 | Yelba (Variety/Latin)
July 11 | Face This Way (Rock)
July 17 | Cupid & The Dance Party Express (R&B, Dance, Zydeco)
July 18 | Vertigo (Rock)
July 24 | Line Up (Variety)
July 25 | Katye Hamlin (Country)
July 31 | Cody Hodges (Country)

August
August 1 | Jared Waggoner (Country)
August 7 | A Sure Thing (Rock)
August 8 | The Fuse (Rock)