Galveston, TX 77554
Island Fun Awaits at Moody Gardens®
From the edge of the Antarctic to the tropical rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas, a world of wonder awaits at Moody Gardens, Galveston Island.
First visit the Aquarium Pyramid®. The Caribbean emerges as the largest and most remarkable exhibit in the Aquarium Pyramid®. Sharks, sea turtles, eels and thousands of beautiful tropical fish swim overhead as you navigate through an underwater tunnel completely surrounded by the exhibit's one-million gallons of water. In addition to the North Pacific and South Pacific, you can also visit tuxedo-clad penguins in the chilly waters of the South Atlantic Exhibit.
In May 2011, be among the first to explore the Rainforests of the World in the newly enhanced 10-story Rainforest Pyramid®
where animals, fish, butterflies and over 1,000 species of exotic plants from the rainforests of Africa, Asia and the Americas meet. A Welcome Bridge takes visitors across the new Giant River Otter Exhibit and enter the pyramid at the top of the Rainforest Canopy Walk for upclose encounters and training sessions with cotton-top tamarins, macaws and other colorful birds, two-toed sloths and more along the Tree Top Trail. A Cloud Forest Frog Exhibit, Leaf Cutter Ant Feeding Habitat, Butterfly Zone, as well as Ocelot, Caiman Lizard, Chameleon, Chinese Alligator, fish and other reptile exhibits offer one of the most complete reproductions of the actual rainforest.
Take time out for the MG 3D Theater to enjoy larger-than-life films that fill your peripheral vision combined with superb sound to provide you with the best seat in the house. Slip on your 3D glasses to see incredible realistic three-dimensional images as they are projected onto a giant six-story screen with such realism that you'll want reach out to grab them.
Strap on your seatbelt at the Ridefilm Theater and hold on for an incredible experience! Ridefilm technology offers the ultimate
in high-impact, immersive simulation. Each 18-passenger ride is surrounded by a seamless 180° wraparound screen that fully encompasses each viewer's peripheral vision. High quality images and awesome sound combine to make you a part of the action. While you are at the Discovery Pyramid, venture upstairs to explore the mysteries of science at one the interactive traveling exhibits in the Discovery Museum.
Next, you can see, hear, feel and smell the action at the 4D Special FX Theater. Hi-def digital 3D projection, audio and show control systems combined with special effects, such as wind, smoke, mist, leg ticklers, seat buzzers and SFX lighting and DTS surround sound system immerse you in a unique short-film theater experience that is a thrill for all ages.
Relax aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. Enjoy scenic views and cool gulf breezes with a 45-minute cruise around Offats Bayou. During the summer, you can also enjoy soft white sand beaches with blue freshwater lagoons and waterfalls surrounded by lush, exotic landscaping. Relax in Texas-sized spas or enjoy a game of beach volleyball on our regulation courts. The Splashpad automated aquatic water feature offers interactive dump buckets, spray arches and fountains for a day of fun at the beach.
At the end of the day, you can relax in style at the four-diamond Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center nestled among the property's beautiful gardens and majestic pyramids. You may even want to set up a tee time for the next at that at the new Moody Gardens Golf Course, one of the state's top public courses.
For more information, please call 1-800-582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.
Galveston, TX 77554