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.
From the Blogs
Head to Galveston This Spring for Fun on the Beach, New Attractions
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Spring has returned, which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Read more.
Tall Ships Are Coming!
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
For the first time, a fleet of tall ships will sail and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2018 series of races and public maritime festivals. Read more.
Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week
Published: Monday, March 05, 2018
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.
Seven Amazing Things You Need To Do in Galveston this Spring
Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018
Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or indulging in some first-rate dining, you’ll find many reasons to visit Galveston this spring. Read more.
Moody Gardens Offers Fun-Filled Spring Break
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions and experiences to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Read more.
What to do Before or After My Cruise?
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018
Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions. Read more.
Seven Must Do Family Activities
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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.
Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?
Published: Monday, November 27, 2017
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.
Tying the Knot, Island Style
Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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.
25 Ways to Send Your Stay Into Overtime!
Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
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.