A New Year Brings New Beginnings At Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

A new year brings excitement and anticipation and that feeling is electric at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. With the swirling vortex that is the holidays, 2017 is a time for us to reflect and focus on the beginnings of what is sure to be a phenomenal year.

Plans are already being made for Galveston Restaurant Week, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and summer. Every event is sure to delight all ages.

Galveston Restaurant Week starts on Saturday and runs until the 22nd (Click here for more details). Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks has a wonderful 3-course menu for only $35. February, 14 is right around the corner and what better way to treat your loved one than with a trip to Shearn’s. Come see why it was named OpenTable’s “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America” in 2016.

Days after Valentine’s Day, get ready for beads, parades and plenty of entertainment! We offer fantastic hotel packages for those wanting to be in the middle of all of the action. Book a Mardi Gras package February, 17-19, at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center and you will receive a beautiful guest room for one night, complimentary beads, complimentary scheduled transportation to The Strand. Also, when you stay one night, you will receive two passes to The Strand. (Click here for more Mardi Gras information).

On the heels of Mardi Gras is Spring Break 2017. During this exciting time, Moody Gardens is the place to be. From March 10-19, visit the Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid and Discovery Museum. While staying at the hotel, many children will participate in Kids Crew, our complimentary activities program designed to entertain children and their parents during their stay with us. This year, Kids Crew’s theme is a carnival, so get ready for cotton candy, games and plenty of excitement!

Once Spring Break 2017 is complete, it’s time to get ready for Easter. This year, we will offer our annual Easter Buffet in the Moody Ballroom. Prices are: $55.00 (adults), $45.00 (seniors), $27.00 (4-12) and complimentary mimosas and bloody marys will be served. When checking into the hotel, children will receive an Easter Basket at check-in. Kids Crew will have a petting zoo for children to see chicks, bunnies, ducks and more. Also, Moody Gardens offers an Easter Egg hunt! We do offer Easter weekend hotel packages (April 14-16). Rates start from $189+tax/night. Guests will also receive a $50 resort credit on a 2-night stay.

Show mom some love this year! This Mother’s Day, surprise mom with a trip to Moody Gardens. Book a service at the Spa (Click here to visit the spa page) and treat her to our Mother’s Day Buffet, also held in the Moody Ballroom. Prices are $55.00 (adults), $45.00 (seniors), $27.00 (4-12) and complimentary mimosas and bloody marys will also be served. Mothers will also receive a rose (1 mother, per room) when they enter the buffet.

Right after we finish celebrating mom and all that she does, it’s time to gear up for the summer! With so much in queue, we are excited for what is coming. Our best is yet to come!

Celebrate Upcoming Holidays at The Moody Gardens Hotel

Mother’s Day

Stay in our updated guest rooms
Mother’s eat free at our special mother’s day buffet*
15% off signature spa services
* some restrictions apply

Memorial Day

$50 resort credit on a two night stay**
Visit SPEED: Science in Motion and investigate the technology of Formula One auto racing. See a pit lane, workshop and physical testing environments.
Kids Crew: Scavenger hunts, movie nights, Wii competitions, bounce house, s’mores and more
Meet Sunny the Penguin- The King of Cool every morning and Friday night
Test your agility on the new ropes course and zip line
Explore the Rainforest, Aquarium and Discovery Pyramids
Play at Palm Beach and the Lazy River
Lounge at our Texas-sized heated outdoor swimming pool
Blossoms Ice Cream serving Blue Bell Ice Cream
** must book by calling 1-888-388-8484

Summer

Plenty of Squeals, Smiles and Excitement for the Entire Family

Take a much needed break from the daily grind and enjoy a jammed packed summer getaway that the family will remember forever. Start your mornings at Café in the Park and eat breakfast with our resident King of Cool, Sunny the Penguin, or pop into Moody Brews and enjoy a signature Starbuck beverage and pastries. Then head out for a day of fun-filled excitement for the whole family.

Kids will delight in the Kids Crew Club. Moody Gardens Hotel’s complimentary activities provided to all guests. Throughout the day, children will be able to make balloon art, arts & crafts, sing karaoke, participate in Wii competitions, watch movies under the stars, play musical jump rope, outdoor activities such as soccer, tug of war and s’mores.

For some friendly competition, rack’em up for a game of pool in the Garden Cay Activity Room or play a round of championship golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Discover an underwater world in one of the world’s largest displays of marine life in our Aquarium Pyramid. Our 1.5 million gallon aquarium is teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins to seals, stingrays, sharks and more.  Get up close with a real penguin at The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter. The 45-minute program is designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. 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. Walk along the Rainforest Pyramid and enjoy a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and Chinese Alligators. Visit the MG 3D theater and see the latest movies on the world’s first museum-based 4K 3D giant 6 Primary laser projection system. Engage all of your senses at the MG 4D theater. The 3D projection, audio and show control systems along with wind, seat sensors, leg ticklers, scent, misters and snow put you in the action. Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard our Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more (Weather permitting).

Take a break from all of the adventure and relax by the pool at Moody Gardens Hotel. Our Texas-size heated tropical pool with adult lounge area, swim-up bar and cabanas and relax with a giant scoop of ice cream from Blossoms.

Special Spring Break rates are available. On March 8-9, rates begin at $189 per night plus tax.* For more information or hotel reservations, call 888-388-8484 or visit moodygardenshotel.com.

*Does not apply to discounted rates, packages, promotions or group rates.