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.
Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?
Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway! Read more.
Behind The Scenes: ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday
Take a behind the scenes look at ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday with some background, specs and fun facts! Read more.
Festival of Lights Shines thru January 7
The mile-long Festival of Lights trail with over 100 lighted and animated displays is one of the eight holiday attractions at Moody Gardens for the Holiday Season. Read more.
Soar Down Giant Ruins Ice Slide, Discover Butterflies, Bats Inside Ice Land
Grab a parka and soar through the rainforests of the world on a 36-foot Giant Ruins Ice Slide now underway inside ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Read more.
Island Holiday Guide For The Entire Family
When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store in 2017. Read more.
Tying the Knot, Island Style
Tying the knot with a seaside theme is a popular option for many couples. Galveston offers many venues for such a dream wedding – island style. Read more.
Galveston Holiday Events to Include New Downtown Lanterns & Lights PLUS Cirque Joyeux Noel Show
The entire island will offer holiday cheer with eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” events and festivities. Read more.
25 Ways to Send Your Stay Into Overtime!
Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. There are plenty of things to do in Galveston that promise to send your stay into Overtime, which is what makes our charming little island so diverse and special. Read more.
6 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.
Take a Historic Ghost Tour on Galveston Island, Place of Deadliest Storm in US History
The season for thrills and chills is quickly approaching and Galveston Island’s ghostly history makes it one of the top destinations in the country for “haunted” travel. Read more.