Moody Gardens began in the mid-1980s with a horse barn, a riding arena with a hippotherapy riding program for people with head injuries and an extraordinary vision to create an island tourist destination. Today Moody Gardens is one of the premier educational/leisure facilities in the Southwest. It also provides horticultural therapy, education and employment for persons with a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities.
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.
Long Weekend Anyone? 4 Big Reasons to Spend July 4th Weekend in Galveston
There won’t be a lack of excitement in Galveston this Independence Day. The island has festivities planned every night of the holiday weekend! Read more.
Galveston Gears Up for Independence Week
The barbecue pits are about to be fired up, while fireworks light up Galveston skies as Islanders and visitors alike gather to say, “Happy Birthday, America!” Indeed, Galveston is the place to be to celebrate Independence Day week! Read more.
Galveston Summer Camps For Kids Both Fun and Educational
When school is out, what’s there for kids to do? Quite a lot, if you consider all the summer programs available on the island. From preschoolers to mostly middle school age, summer camp programs give kids hands-on learning experiences while having fun at the same time.
7 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston
You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear! Read more.
DA VINCI: THE EXHIBITION Coming to Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens presents Da Vinci: The Exhibition from May 27, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018 at the Discovery Museum. The exhibit follows the Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci, on a journey of innovation, creativity, science and wonder. Read more.
Keep Cool This Summer at Moody Gardens Palm Beach
Guests are invited to kick off their summer with a splash, complete with sinking their toes in white sand, when Palm Beach opens May 20. Read more.
Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week
Grab that suntan lotion and put on that sexy swimsuit! Beach season has arrived and Galveston is rolling out the red carpet – eh, make that sand and sea – for the thousands of beachgoers headed to the island. Read more.
Rare & Endangered Pygmy Slow Loris Twins Born at Moody Gardens
Guests will see double in 2017 as the Moody Gardens Rainforest staff celebrated the birth of two small, fuzzy Pygmy Slow Loris twins in the Nocturnal Exhibit of the Rainforest Pyramid.
7 Must Do Family Activities
If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island. Read more.
Sweet Tooth, Galveston Style
Let’s be honest here. Who hasn’t at least thought about the idea of eating dessert before your dinner? Just as I suspected; I’m not the only one who’s actually made the dessert-before-dinner play. Read more.