Summer at Moody Gardens Hotel

Summer is in full swing at Galveston’s family-friendly vacation destination. The lobby at Moody Gardens is bustling with excited guests, the outdoor tropical pool is packed with children splashing and the adult area and swim-up bar is buzzing with excitement that’s insurmountable during the summer months. Just a few steps away, the smell of roasted marshmallows and the sounds of laughter fill the air at the Kids Crew Pad. Summer is about adventure, recharging and reconnecting and families continue to do all three while at Moody Gardens Hotel.

This summer, visit the famous pyramids that make Moody Gardens so special. The Aquarium Pyramid is teaming with aquatic life and the always-popular penguins. You can even meet a penguin. The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

Visit the Rainforest Pyramid and feel the temperate climate of a real rainforest. There, you can stroll the canopies among the free roaming monkeys and birds. You can also view snakes, spiders and other creepy-crawlies that are sure to excite and delight.

A trip to the Discovery Pyramid is sure to be a hit for the whole family. Visit our latest immersive experience featuring a world famous cartoon character and go underwater. The 3D journey is packed with special effects and encourages audience interaction. Visit Speed: Science in Motion and learn about the science of Formula 1 racing. See a real race car and work in a real pit lane.

This 4th of July, celebrate Independence Day at Moody Gardens. Visit Palm Beach (admission is included in your hotel stay) and listen to the awesome sounds of Rat Ranch perform at Bands on the Sand, an annual summer concert series. Bands on the Sand highlights local and regional bands every Friday and Saturday night. Each performance is capped off with an awesome firework show over Offats Bayou and the Moody Gardens Pyramids.

Labor Day is the perfect time to discover all things beer at the 6th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. The three-day festival showcases more than 400 specialty and hard-to-find brews. Guests are treated to the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting and the BrewLicious Brews and Food Pairing, BrewMasters Pub Crawl, Texas Brewery Tasting Tour as well as Beach, Brews and Bands. For those wanting to stay at Moody Gardens during the BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival, we are offering 20% off rooms and a $50 resort credit on a two night stay. For complete BrewMasters pricing, go to www.bremastersbeerfest.com.

Love sailing on Offats Bayou? Bring your boat to Moody Gardens and dock it at our marina. For guests who want to bring their boat, Moody Gardens has a 16 slip marina. 12 slips can accommodate boats up to 42 feet and 4 slips that can accommodate 60 feet or more.  We charge $1.50 per foot Sunday – Thursday and $2.50 per foot on Fridays – Saturdays. Also booking a marina slip gives you full access to Palm Beach as well as the fitness center located in the Spa. Call 1-888-388-8484 to reserve your slip.

Moody Gardens Hotel is THE Place for Family Fun this Summer!

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is the most family-friendly resort on Galveston Island! From lazy summer days at the pool, celebrating holidays and endless fun with Kids Crew activities, Moody Gardens Hotel is guaranteed to provide endless fun, excitement and entertainment for you and your family.

Spend a beautiful summer day at the pool at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Children love jumping, splashing and playing underneath the waterfall and adults love the Jacuzzi, swim-up bar, adult lounge areas, cabanas and poolside beds. With all the awesome amenities at the pool, it’s no wonder why it’s the most popular place during the summer. Another popular place is Blossom’s, our poolside snack bar. There you can get casual cuisine, tropical beverages and ice cream.

Staying at Moody Gardens Hotel during the 4th of July weekend? You will be treated to the best Independence Day celebration on the Island. We will delight guests with a spectacular fireworks display over Offats Bayou. The fireworks display is part of Bands on the Sand, a summer concert series at Palm Beach. Palm Beach is our private waterpark and admission is included in all guest room stays. At Palm Beach, you can splash at our splash pad, slide down our two 18-foot tower water slides, drift along in our lazy river or ride the waves in our wave pool. Palm Beach is the only place on Galveston Island where you will find white sand beaches.

Parents and children of all ages love staying at Moody Gardens Hotel because of all of the complimentary activities we offer for our youngest guests. Guests checking into the hotel will receive a free kids fun pack at check-in. At Kids Crew, parents are encouraged to participate in the fun that ranges from roasting s’mores, a bounce house, face painting, balloon art, arts & crafts, movie nights, karaoke, scavenger hunts and much more. These activities are a great way to get the family together for some quality time.

Don’t forget that Moody Gardens has a phenomenal Ropes Course and Zip Line. There are more than 30 different ways to complete the ropes course. There is even a course for youngsters that allow adults to walk alongside. Once you reach the top of the Ropes Course, enjoy the five story view as you glide along the zip line. On the return trip, take in the views of Palm Beach and Moody Gardens.

Aside from the picturesque hotel, you will notice three gorgeous pyramids. They are the Discovery, Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids. The Discovery Pyramid houses traveling exhibits and is currently showing Speed: Science in Motion exhibit as well as the latest immersive experience with a world-known popular cartoon character. The Aquarium has more than 1.5 million gallons of water and is teaming with seals, sharks and penguins. The Rainforest treats guests to the climate that is true of a real rainforest. Guests can feel the warmth, moisture and humidity among the free roaming monkeys, birds and butterfly gardens.

For guests who want to bring their boat, Moody Gardens has a 16 slip marina. 12 slips can accommodate boats up to 42 feet and 4 slips that can accommodate 60 feet or more. We charge $1.50 per foot Sunday – Thursday and $2.50 per foot on Fridays – Saturdays. Also booking a marina slip gives you full access to Palm Beach as well as the fitness center located in the Spa. Call 1-888-388-8484 to reserve your slip.

Moody Gardens provides everything for a family to have a memorable experience. From poolside fun, live music and fireworks, physical activities and trips to the pyramids, it’s no wonder why Moody Gardens is at the top of everyone’s summer vacation list.