Moody Gardens Palm Beach Opens in May

Moody Gardens Palm Beach opens for the summer with new attractions and entertainment. Various beach attractions include the 650-foot lazy river, wave pool and two 18-foot tower slides. Visitors are invited to sink their toes in the sand, lounge beneath the palm trees and enjoy the concerts and fireworks.  New improvements this year include additional private cabanas and bamboo lounges.

Palm Beach will be open weekends starting May 19, including Memorial Day. The attraction opens daily June 2 – Aug. 19. As the summer season winds down, Palm Beach will be open weekends only Aug. 25-Labor Day on Sept. 3. Admission is $23.95 for adults, $18.95 for children and seniors, or $65 for a season pass. Children age 3 and younger get in free.

 Enjoy the Bands on the Sand summer music series, June 8 – Aug. 11 Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10 p.m. Each show features local and regional R&B, rock, country and blues bands. Admission is $15 and children age 3 and younger get in for free. Each performance ends with a fireworks display over Offats Bayou, overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.

Some of the area’s top local and regional bands will perform:

2018 Summer Bands on the Sand Schedule:

June 8:         Rapture (Variety Dance)
June 9:         Midlife Crisis (Variety)
June 15:     The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock)
June 16:     The Max (Variety)
June 22:     The Line Up (Variety)
June 23:     Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock)
June 29:     Blacklight (Classic Rock)
June 30:     No Bands on the Sand – Palm Beach will close at 6 p.m.
July 6:         Rapture (Variety Dance)
July 7:         The Max (Variety)
July 13:         Flashpoint (Variety Dance)
July 14:         Hattrick (Variety)
July 20:         Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance)
July 21:         Shotgun Road (Country Rock)
July 27:         The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock)
July 28:         Vertigo (Variety Rock)
August 3:     Diamond Jack (Classic Rock)
August 4:     The Line Up (Variety)
August 10:     Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock)
August 11:     Hattrick (Variety)

Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Partners with Katie’s Seafood to Offer More Sustainable Seafood

Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks has partnered with Katie’s Seafood, to help serve customers the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. This partnership in conjunction with Gulf Wild a non-profit based organization supporting U.S. fisherman operating in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Wild is setting the standard for genuine responsibly caught traceable and reliable wild domestic seafood.

“Gulf Wild’s commitment and conservation efforts ensures us that our grouper, snapper and other seafood are harvested in the Gulf of Mexico making it an easy decision for us to partner with Katie’s Seafood,” said Richard Ternstrom, Director of Food and Beverage at Moody Gardens Hotel.

Guests can learn more about Gulf Wild their partners and sustainability practices by visiting This page includes detailed information on unique conservation based initiatives, which help provide safe sustainable seafood from retailers to chefs and consumers.

Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks is one of only 11 Houston/Galveston area restaurants to receive AAA’s Four Diamond Award of Excellence and has done so each year since 2004. Located on the ninth floor, Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks is Galveston’s finest restaurant unsurpassed both in cuisine and service with an upscale ambiance. Local Galvestonians flock to this Island oasis to enjoy the signature dishes Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez and Chef De Cuisine Cedric Geddes. Open Tuesday through Saturday for Dinner. Dressy casual attire required. No jeans, shorts, swimwear, cutoffs, tank tops or hats allowed in the dining area. Collared shirts and sandals are acceptable.

For reservations, call 409-683-4554 or go to


Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks May Features

Summer is the best time to take advantage of what Galveston cuisine has to offer. This May Shearn’s is offering a whole roasted whole boneless snapper for two stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat with a lemon & olive oil emulsion. You can also savor a 20 oz. prime cowboy steak with roasted cipollini and a thyme glaze. These tasty entrees can be paired with our refreshing grilled jumbo asparagus salad with tapenade vinaigrette & shaved pecorino or our red and green gazpacho with blackened shrimp ceviche. Make it a date night and mingle at Shearn’s lounge after for cocktails and desert. Use our open table app to make a reservation and check out our May Features Menu. Don’t forget dressy attire is required no jeans, shorts, swimwear, cutoffs, tank tops or hats allowed in the dining area.


Dinos Alive Returns to Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens is taking visitors on a Jurassic adventure when Dinos Alive returns to Galveston Island this summer. Featuring life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a full-size Tyrannosaurus, Dinos Alive guests become part of a rescue team sent back in time to search for a missing plane and its crew.

Along the way, they will get an up-close and personal experience with some of the most feared and amazing creatures to ever roam Planet Earth. Dinos Alive will also feature a hands-on archeological dig site, as well as a gift shop and photo opportunity.

The exhibit runs June 2 to August 12. Admission is $8.95.