Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Delve into the oceans depths at the Aquarium Pyramid® to see penguins, sharks and thousands of tropical fish. Step into the Rainforest Pyramid® that features a diverse collection of exotic tropical plants and animals. Explore the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum or experience the action of the IMAX® 3D, 4D or Ridefilm theaters. Cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat or enjoy beautiful white sand beaches and blue lagoons at Palm Beach. And, whether it’s a weekend retreat or an extended stay, the spectacular Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center has the accommodations and service for an ideal getaway.
How We Began
Moody Gardens® began in the mid '80s with only a horse barn and riding arena. The purpose was to begin a hippotherapy riding program for people with head injuries. Today Moody Gardens® is one of the premier educational/recreational facilities in the Southwest. It also provides horticultural therapy, education and employment for persons with a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities.
How We Grew
Since its inception in 1983 and adoption of an eight phase master plan in 1985, Moody Gardens® has illustrated through its various attractions numerous innovative and creative programs - resulting in a visitation count of approximately 2 million visitors annually.
1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston Island, Texas, USA, TX 77554
All year (except Christmas and New Year). Daily. Open 10am to 6pm (8pm weekends).