Reserve your spot for Mother’s Day Brunch!

MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AT MOODY GARDENS

This Mother’s Day, May 12, treat your mom like the queen she is with delectable dining options and spa pampering, all at Moody Gardens. Reservations available at our hotel’s Frances Moody Ballroom and our Garden Restaurant.
MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET – GARDEN RESTAURANT
Garden Restaurant Reservations
Pricing- Adults $45.92; Seniors $30.59; Children (4-12) $20.37; Kids 3 and under free with adult purchase. (Price includes 18% gratuity and tax)

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET – HOTEL
Hotel Reservations
Pricing- Adults $75.36; Seniors $62.59; Children (4-12) $37.04; Kids 3 and under free with adult purchase. (Price includes 18% gratuity and tax)

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

MOODY GARDENS PALM BEACH OFFERS AN ISLAND SPLASH OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

MOODY GARDENS PALM BEACH OFFERS AN ISLAND SPLASH OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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)

-More –

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 moodygardens.org 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: http://www.australiasgreatwildnorth.com/

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.

Don’t miss out on these FREE fun Spring Break events at Moody Gardens Hotel!

 

See all the events and RSVP on our Facebook Page!

Jessica Herrin of Stella & Dot to speak at the 12th Annual Galveston Women’s Conference

GALVESTON, TX – February 27, 2019 – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Jessica Herrin, Author, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot, as an additional speaker at the 12th Annual Galveston Women’s Conference to be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston.

Jessica Herrin is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, the world’s leading wedding site. With a vision to create a new kind of company that would offer today’s busy woman a career alternative, Jessica wanted to use her savvy to help solve the modern woman’s dilemma: achieving success and balance through a career you love. Never one to go with the status quo, Jessica felt that the typical home-based business just didn’t deliver. With a lackluster product, high-pressure sales tactics, and old school marketing methods, inventory was ending up in people’s closets with little profit in their pockets.

Jessica’s vision called for an entirely new concept that could guarantee women flexibility, reward, style, profit and fun. With an irresistible product and exceedingly personal service, a proven formula for passionate earning and personal success was born. In 2007, Jessica built a world-class team including esteemed advisor Mike Lohner, sales guru Danielle Redner and Blythe Harris as partner and Chief Creative Officer. Jessica and Blythe named Stella & Dot after their beloved grandmothers.

The Galveston Women’s Conference will also feature a special keynote speaker. Visit www.galvestonwomensconference.com to see who it is!

The event brings in more than 1,000 participants from across the region and features dynamic speakers, an incredible vendor market, fitness breaks and more. The event aims to educate women about health and women’s issues, equip them with skills to be successful in life and business, inspire them to be their best, and renew their spirit.

“Over the past 11 years, the Galveston Women’s Conference has brought some amazing voices to the conference, said Gina M. Spagnola, President and CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. “This year, we are honored to have Mrs. Bush and Jessica Herrin as well as leading experts on women’s health and wellness from physicians’ at UTMB Health. We are proud to produce this event and provide women access to development opportunities and personal empowerment.”

For more information on the conference, visit www.galvestonwomensconference.com or contact Frances Moody at (409) 763-5326 or [email protected].

About Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is to promote and advocate for business and community development. Founded in 1845, Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is Texas’ first chamber of commerce. For more information about the Galveston Chamber, visit them at the corner of 23rd and Mechanic in Historic Downtown Galveston. To become a partner or to learn more about the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.GalvestonChamber.com.

Media Contact: Lindsay Touchy Vice President of Marketing and Communications Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce (409) 763.5326 [email protected]

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You have to experience our Virtual Reality Reef Rescue! It’s launching soon!

Guests will don their “diving masks” this spring when Moody Gardens introduces a new attraction on March 9 called Reef Rescue.

 

The Experience

 

 

Fun for the whole family, Reef Rescue is the world’s first high capacity, interactive virtual reality experience! You’ll take a virtual dive into a beautiful 360° coral reef environment with up to 15 other people. And together, you’ll all blast away trash, plant coral branches, and feed fish, restoring the reef to perfect health!

Before the dive, you’ll meet Sting and Bob, a ray and a triggerfish, in their undersea home at the Great Barrier Reef. They’ll explain what corals are, how important they are to the global ecosystem, and why reefs in every ocean are threatened.

“Reef Rescue is an ideal fit for Moody Gardens as it fits right in with our mission of education and conservation, as well as recreation,” said John Zendt, President and CEO of Moody Gardens, who added the virtual reality experience allows guests to take away a greater understanding of how remarkable corals are and the larger role the reefs play in the marine ecosystem, the planet and our individual lives.

Reef Rescue was created by Super 78, a themed attraction and technology studio, along with partners and developers in the field of motion tracking software and hardware. “Super 78 and Moody Gardens have worked together for several years, first collaborating on the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, the interactive character experience powered by Super 78’s Geppetto system. The attraction and Geppetto were both honored with Thea Awards, the themed entertainment industry’s highest recognition” said Dina Benadon, Super 78’s CEO and Executive Producer.

“Moody Gardens is an ideal location for Reef Rescue” added Brent Young, Super 78’s President and Creative Director. “Unique in America, Moody Gardens has a specific mandate to educate as well as entertain, which fits Reef Rescue’s mission perfectly.”

Reef Rescue opens at Moody Gardens on March 9 inside the Visitor’s Center for a limited engagement. Admission is $7 per guest and $6 for members. $1 from every ticket sold will go toward conservation efforts. It is not included in a Moody Gardens Value Pass.

Learn better practices to Save our Seas by visiting the Reef Rescue website:  https://www.reefrescuevr.com/

 

Check out these exciting new films coming to Moody Gardens!

Cuba 2D       Duration: 43 minutes    

Launches March 9th, 2019 in the MG3D Theater

CUBA tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit. CUBA will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.

Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation. Filmed exclusively for the giant screen format, CUBA reveals why Cuba continues to stir the imagination of the world. CUBA is produced by Golden Gate 3D, in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.

Visit Cuba’s website for more information and trailer: http://cuba-film.com/

Australia’s Great Wild North 3D               Duration:40 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: http://www.australiasgreatwildnorth.com/

Great Bear Rainforest 3D          Duration: 40 minutes       

Coming to the MG3D Theater August 19th, 2019

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and giant screen theatres, and discover the land of the spirit bear.

Visit Great Bear Rainforest’s website for more information and trailer: http://greatbearrainforestfilm.com/

 

Our Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks won the OpenTable Diner’s Choice 2019!

Congratulations to our team at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks!
OpenTable diners voted our restaurant as one of the best around.
From the service to the food, people are loving the experience we create. Now, we’ve got the awards to prove it.
 
 As a AAA Four Diamond award winning restaurant, Galveston’s finest restaurant is unbeatable. We have exceptional service and a spectacular view of the Moody Gardens Pyramids and bay.
 
Our chef Executive Chef Felipe Gonzales uses the freshest Gulf seafood.
 Dressy Casual attire required. No Shorts, Rompers, Tee Shirts or Tank Tops.