1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX | Directions 7755429.273051 -94.850680
10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Work or play, the splendor surrounds you in this little piece of paradise. Enjoy a rare, up-close experience with free-roaming Saki Monkeys, beautiful macaws and other endangered animals and plants at the all new Rainforest Pyramid. Escape to the South Atlantic, Pacific or Caribbean in peaceful tranquility with playful penguins, seals, sharks and bountiful tropical fish at the Aquarium Pyramid. Celebrate the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum. Enjoy over 100 lighted displays, live music, ice skating, ice slide, choirs, pictures with Santa, holiday buffets and much more at the Festival of Lights this holiday season. Next, embark on a Colonel Paddlewheel Boat cruise or a new challenge at the Moody Gardens Golf Course. Then, relax and indulge in a little island time at the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel.
It's as if you've left Houston and landed in paradise; boosting a Rainforest, aquarium, pyramids, and much more. Feel free to hit the white sand beach and lazy river if you just want to kick back and grab some rays.
Irate customer? – My best friends nephew is employed at Moody Gardens and because of little knowledge of his co-workers I got the boy in trouble behind an employee disscount. I ask for my reciept and asked a simple question, the answer was very un- professionel , when I was about to walk away the cashier was making fun of me. After I asked for the manager and the phone number to upper managment the young guy (manager) beat me to it and called his manager and complaint about me how irate I was. Her nephew was called to the office and I feel really bad about that, he had nothing to do with the incident. An irate person would cursed and screamed at these un-professional employees , I can't believe what some people say to save their own hat. Sad very sad, hopefully I can get the number and call myself and explain what happened that day! And hopefully better trained personal will be serving customers. Better service more$$$$$$$$$$.
Aquarium is the only good thing – Everything here is pricey as excpected. But only one attraction is actually worth the price, the aquarium. It's large and awesome, with lots of very close up views with tanks spanning several stories featuring penguins, sharks, seals and more. Many aquariums don't even have penguins and seals and those were our favorite. The rainforest walkthrough was very short and it is so hot in there and humid (it is a rainforest after all), that you find yourself rushing through there just to get out of that heat. There were butterflies, a few parrots, a couple monkeys and a chinese alligator (which looks like a baby alligator, very small). AVOID THE RIDEFILM. It costs $8 per person for a 5 minute ride that you will be standing in line a long time for. They kep pushing back the start time for some reason and we waited in line for almost an hour, which I didn't understand. It was not worth the wait or the money, it was the lmaest exscuse for a ride I've ever seen. The seats barely move and it's a very short happy feet film, every kid in the room with us was like "that's it?" once it was over. Just go for the aquarium.
Poor Customer Service – Moody Gardens is a great place for children and families who love the idea of having a rainforest and an aquarium in one location. However, the employees that work there can sometimes be rude, unfriendly and unprofessional. In addition, make sure you get to Moody Gardens early in the day to enjoy all of the pyramids! They are suppose to close at 8:00 p.m., but we saw some employees closing at 7:20 and 7:45. p.m.
Good, but not at the price you pay! – I have to say that we loved Moody Gardens! It was a nice family outing and I'd go again if it weren't so darn expensive! If it were actually available at the price listed above (which is currently showing $14.95-I plan to write in to make sure they correct that), it would be great! I'd say that $15-20 is a fair price for a day out at Moody Gardens. However, the fact that it actually costs twice that is what makes it a poor value. The $4.95-$14.95 listed above is only for separate attractions; that price would not allow you to see the whole park, only 1 part, such as the Aquarium, the Beach or one of the theaters. Entrance to Moody Gardens as a whole costs $40.00! Now when you're getting into the range of Six Flags or Schliterbahn, or a similar attraction, you'd better have as much to offer. Moody Gardens does not. I'd recommend it at a lower price but until they fix their prices, I'd say you'd find a better value elsewhere.
Popular Galveston attraction offers 3-D Imax screenings and realistic simulations of tropical, oceanic and Martian landscapes. – The Appeal
Penguins, seals and other creatures make their home in the impressive Aquarium Pyramid. The aquarium is the third glass pyramid to be built and just one of the recent additions to the tropical grounds. Fish and other inhabitants come from the northern and tropical Pacific Ocean, the edge of the Antarctic and the Caribbean Sea.
The original Rainforest Pyramid houses more than 1,000 butterflies, waterfalls, tropical fish and plants, plus a bat cave with more than 60 bats from Africa and Central America. Inside the Discovery Pyramid, the Imax Ridefilm gives you another thrilling movie-watching experience with seats that move with the action. For some relaxation, slip off to Palm Beach, a man-made respite with tons of Florida sand, or check into Moody Gardens' 303-room luxury hotel.
Overall Waste of Money – Enjoyed the 3D Imax, Aquarium, and Rainforest. The Paddleboat, Adventure Ride, and Discovery Zone were a waste of time and money.
Never seen anything like it! – I have to say the Aquarium Pyramid was my favorite! They have the cutest Penguins and seals. The shark tunnel was another fav. you literally walk through a glass tunnel and have a shark swim right over your head!! I also loved the indoor Rainforest, they even have these little monkeys that are free range inside the Rainforest, it was really neat. The kids loved it too!
none – Moody Gardens is not only a fun and exciting place to visit, but it's family oriented, which means that parents don't have to worry about what their childrens are learning or seeing because its clean, fun, entertaining and educational at the same time. In fact, every member of the family will find something enjoyable. No matter how many times you visit Moody Gardens you will learn something different like the environment in the rain forest or the types of mammals that are there and the volunteer opportunites for teens and adults!
i am a resident of galveston TX and moody gardens is a great place to go. They have beautiful attractions for everyone to see. I would recommend for anyone coming to galveston to go and check it out. I mean hey, i live here and ive been at least a dozen times just to go look at the Aquarium, Rainforest, and Science museums. Not to mention the 3d imax shows. This place is a lot of fun and if your coming to galveston you should really make a point to check it out
bring your food!! – the aquarium is so very much better than downtown houston's and the IMAX is a must! (Get your seats early so you don't have to sit in the front.) The "food court" on premises was the worst at a major attraction I've ever seen. The service was poorer than poor. Clearly there is no hospitality manager on staff at Moody Gardens. Bring your own food and tailgate in the parking lot.
don't disallusion yourself, it's no disney world, but it's a great half day trip.
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