Summer Means Sun, Sand and Fun at Moody Gardens!

Summer is the time to take advantage of the spectacular weather, mesmerizing views and the phenomenal attractions that makes Moody Gardens so special. From the complimentary Kids Crew activities, hotel amenities, Palm Beach, Bands on the Sand, attractions, spa and golf course, Moody Gardens Hotel is the perfect getaway.
Children staying at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center will receive a free kids fun pack at check-in. The kids fun pack is part of our Kids Crew program. The complimentary activities allow children to participate in hoola-hoop and limbo contests, Wii competitions, face painting, dino digs and s’mores.
Children aren’t the only ones excited to stay at Moody Gardens Hotel. Adults love staying here as well. With our Texas-sized outdoor tropical pool with swim-up bar, adult lounge and cabanas, we have everything to make your stay a memorable one. Play a game of billiards in our Garden Cay Activity Room and watch sports on our mounted flat screen televisions.
Another place that is sure to be popular all summer long is Palm Beach. Palm Beach passes are included for all hotel patrons. There, guests can play in the white sand, swim in the wave pool, drift along in the lazy river, slide down the two 18-foot tower slides and splash on the splash pad. Palm Beach is open for weekends May 16-June 5 and will open daily starting June 6-August 23.
The sun setting at Palm Beach is just the beginning at Moody Gardens. Starting June 6-August 8, every Friday and Saturday night guests can enjoy Bands on the Sand. The popular concert series showcases local and regional bands capped off with a massive fireworks display over Offats Bayou and the Moody Gardens pyramids.
For those wanting a birds-eye view of Moody Gardens, be sure to visit the Ropes Course and Zip Line. With more than 40 different ways to tackle the ropes course cap off your achievement with a round-trip on our zip line. There is even a ropes course for the little adventurer’s that allows parents to walk beside their child.
Visit the Aquarium Pyramid and get up close with sharks, penguins and hundreds of marine life from the deepest depths of the oceans. Walk to the Rainforest Pyramid and feel the temperature and humidity of a real rainforest. See free roaming animals and learn about conservation. Explore the enhanced Discovery Pyramid and see the latest traveling exhibition, Speed: Science in Motion and go underwater with our new immersive experience that is sure to leave you delighted.
Enjoy a trip to the Spa at Moody Gardens Hotel and let us rub, buff and massage the stress of the day away. Get a manicure and pedicure or have a special couple’s treatment in our private suite with Hydrotherapy tubs designed to detoxify and massage the body. Visit our full-service salon and get a makeover with a haircut and style and leave looking ready for your close-up.
A popular place known for its great views is the Moody Gardens Golf Course. With 18 holes of championship quality golf, the tropical atmosphere highlighted by the Moody Gardens pyramids creates an amazing setting for a game of golf.
With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Moody Gardens is the place to be this summer season.
For more information go to www.moodygardenshotel.com or www.moodygardens.org.

Spongebob Subpants Adventure at Moody Gardens Lets Guests Choose Their Own Submarine Adventure Beginning This Memorial Day Weekend

Moody Gardens guests can visit iconic destinations and meet their favorite underwater characters from Nickelodeon’s global phenomenon  SpongeBob SquarePants when the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure debuts in the Discovery Pyramid this Memorial Day weekend.

The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure will take guests through all the stages of a submarine voyage, complete with live animals and their captain, Patrick Star, who takes them on a wild and silly deep-sea adventure where they help choose their path through the experience.

The doors open to a pier-themed pre-show area filled with hands-on activities and tanks full of remarkable sea life. Guests will be transported back in time through L’Oceanauts Submarine Explorations’ vintage “mission briefing” film that explores the beauty of coral reefs and highlights the different animals within the tanks surrounding them. The audience will encounter real sea stars, jellyfish, sea sponges and squids while also learning about the importance of sea-life conservation.

Once the briefing is completed, the doors will open for guests to step aboard “Le Plunger” submarine and take their 3D glasses and their seat before departs from the dock for open water. The SUB then descends to a familiar underwater town as SpongeBob SquarePants and your tour guide, Patrick Star, appear through the front window of the SUB.

Guests will be part of the experience as they have improvised, real-time interaction with Patrick while he takes them to destinations of their choosing through Bikini Bottom. They can have their fortune read by Patrick in Goo Lagoon, try the jellyfish dating call in Jellyfish Fields or learn a special dance from Sandy Cheeks. Guests will also try to stop Plankton from taking over the SUB in his evil plan to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.

The nautical adventure comes to life as guests are able to smell the sunscreen, pop bubbles above their heads and hit around a beach ball when the 3D images on the screen transform from digital to real time through exciting 4D sensory elements and live narration. The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure is a non-stop whirlwind of surprises that is fun for the whole family only at Moody Gardens.

For more information, call (800) 582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.

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