Guests can enjoy pristine white sand, lazy river, tower slides, live music with fireworks and more

GALVESTON, Texas (April 22, 2019) – Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction opens for the summer May 18.

Guests are invited to relax their toes in white sand, recline beneath palm trees and splash amongst a variety of beach attractions including a 650-foot lazy river, wave pool and two 18-foot tower slides. Visitors can even enjoy live bands and fireworks on weekends starting June 7.

Other attractions at this venue include the Aquarium Adventure play area and Splashpad automated aquatic water feature with interactive dump buckets, spray arches and more.

Palm Beach will be open weekends starting May 18, including Memorial Day. The attraction opens daily June 1 – Aug. 18. As the summer season winds down, Palm Beach will be open weekends only Aug. 24-Labor Day on Sept. 2. Admission is $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for children and seniors, or $65 for a season pass. Children age 3 and younger get in free.

And, be sure to come out for Bands on the Sand, June 7 – Aug. 10. Enjoy this summer music series Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10 p.m. Each show features local and regional variety, 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:

June 7: A Sure Thing (Variety Dance)

June 8: Chromatics (80’s)

June 14: Hattrick (Variety)

June 15: The Line Up (Variety)

June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance)

June 22: The Max (Variety)

June 28: David Joel Band (Country)

June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock)

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July 5: Chinatown (Variety)

July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock)

July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock)

July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock)

July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s)

July 20: The Max (Variety)

July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance)

July 27: Vertigo (80s Variety Rock)

August 2: Hattrick (Variety)

August 3: Chinatown (Variety)

August 9: Diamond Jack (Classic Rock)

August 10: The Line Up (Variety)

For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit or call 409-744-4673.

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.



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Let’s Go To Australia’s Great Wild North!

Australia’s Great Wild North 3D             


Duration: 36 minutes   Coming to the MG3D Theater May 25th, 2019

The coast, rivers and waterholes are haunted by sharks.  The plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes but the apex predator here is a living dinosaur the salt water crocodile.  They have been on the planet in almost identical form for 200 million years – even surviving the meteor strike that wiped out the rest of the dinosaurs.  Crocodiles are the ultimate predators.  They attack with stealth, are extremely aggressive and can grow up to 7 meters in length.  Up here, they have even been known to attack and pull fisherman out of boats.

This film will carry the viewers across the whole Top End of Australia, from the wild Kimberly coast through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.

Come with us on an epic journey through some of the wildest landscapes on Earth as we take you deep into crocodile’s world.  AUSTRALIA’S GREAT WILD NORTH is shot in magnificent 8K for IMAX® and other Giant Screen theaters.  Specialized underwater camera rigs have been designed to get the audience closer than ever before to the most powerful jaws on Earth.

Visit Australia’s Great Wild North’s website for more information and trailer:

Yoga, Animals, And Nature: Join Us For Earth Day!

Join us for Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center. This is a free event! We’ll be featuring animal presentations, special screenings, crafts and an outdoor yoga session. See full schedule below!

Earth Day – Discount
Mention “Earth Day” and Save $10 on Value Pass (Valid ONLY at Ticket Counter)
Earth Day Menu – Garden Restaurant
$15.95 – Grilled Keta Salmon over White Wine Cream Sauce Pasta & Vegetables served with Garlic Bread
$13.95 – Salmon Tacos with Citrus Slaw on Corn Tortillas served with Rice Pilaf & Salsa Verde
Milkweed Plant Giveaway
Free Milkweed Plants in the Visitor Center Lobby starting at 10:00am while supplies last.

Earth Day Schedule
o 8:30 am
· Free yoga class at in the Butterfly Garden.
· Free screening of The Lorax in the 4D Theater.
o 10 am – 12 pm:
Two for 1 admission to Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience located in the Garden Lobby to the first 100 people.
o 10 am – 3 pm:
· Keeper Chats with animals in Visitor Center (11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm)
· Arts and crafts
· Earth Day Expo with booths featuring Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, conservationists and more!
· Backyard Wilderness 3D, Sharks 3D, Secret Ocean 3D and other conservation-focused films in in the MG Theater.