Moody Gardens Attractions Gear Up for Record Breaking Spring Break!

This year, Moody Gardens is stepping their game up for Spring Break. With the Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum, MG 3D & 4D Special FX Theaters, Ropes Course & Zip Line and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat ready for action, why go anywhere else for fun and excitement?

The Rainforest Pyramid is riding a wave of excitement after recently welcoming two Pygmy Slow Loris twins in December. Their arrival is the first Pygmy Slow Loris birth at Moody Gardens since 2011. The twins will join the other Pygmy Slow Lorises on exhibit in the Nocturnal Exhibit.

Other sights to see in the Rainforest Pyramid include various endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and Chinese Alligators. Feel like going on an undersea adventure? Look no further than Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SubPants Adventure. Dive into adventure on a submarine voyage along with SpongeBob and all your Bikini Bottom friends! On this wild and silly deep-sea expedition, YOU choose the destination and YOU interact with your hapless captain — Patrick Star! You’ll plunge into a world of immersive 3D media, a torrent of special effects and nonstop whirlwind of surprises! With an improvised, real time interaction with Patrick Star, and varying destinations including Jelly Fish Fields, Goo Lagoon, Rock Bottom & Sandy’s Tree Dome, your adventure is never the same twice!

After your voyage with Patrick Star, watch a movie in our MG3D or 4D Special FX Theaters. Our MG 3D Theater has the largest screen in Texas and features the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6 Primary Laser Projection System. Engage all of your senses in our 4D Theater and enjoy how the wind, seat sensors, leg ticklers, scents, misters and snow put you in the action!

Get your blood pumping on our Ropes Course and Zip Line! You choose your path through the course while going at your own pace. You also have the ability to pass other participants at each platform. When you make it to the top of the 5-tier course, sit back and take in the sights as you glide across our zip line!

Slow down, relax and enjoy the tranquil sounds of water, and feel the breeze while aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat sails on Offatts Bayou, giving guests breathtaking views of various marine life all within 60 minutes.

Whatever attraction you choose while at Moody Gardens, it is sure to be awesome!

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!

Create a Memorable Spring Break at Moody Gardens

Enjoy a Fun-Filled Family Vacation in Galveston

Heading to a warm, sunny climate with plenty of water fun makes for the perfect spring break getaway. Families planning trips can find countless things to do in the nation’s southern reaches, but no Texas destination offers more charm than Galveston. If you’re planning a spring break trip for your family, explore the memory-making options that Moody Gardens offers.
Building a Custom Spring Break Experience
Making the most out of a family spring break trip means planning activities that will please kids and parents alike. While this can be difficult to do, you’ll find that Moody Gardens offers plenty of options. As you plan your trip, be sure to map out activities just for you, activities just for your kids and activities for the whole family. We offer a golf course, zip line, ropes course, huge pool and more.

For parents, consider spending time at the spa or enjoying a romantic dinner at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks. Kids can enjoy fast-paced fun with their peers at the Kid’s Crew. Check your kids into the club for activities, a bounce house, arts and crafts, face painting, water play and treasure hunts. If you’re looking for something to do with the whole family, consider heading to the Discovery Museum or catching an educational film in one of the 3D or 4D theaters on the grounds.

Of course, Moody Gardens is also the perfect choice for your vacation because it’s more than just a hotel. We offer a variety of benefits for families who visit during spring break, including:

•  Newly renovated and redesigned guestrooms
• A 15% discount on individual spa services every day except Saturday
• Free meals for kids (with some restrictions)
• Docking privileges at the Moody Gardens Marina
• A full-service coffee bar
• Close proximity to Schlitterbahn Water Park

Enjoying Your Time in Galveston
If you’re planning to stay at Moody Gardens for your spring break, you may want to head out and enjoy everything the community of Galveston offers. You might enjoy spending time on a sunny beach or ride the Galveston Island Ferry. Outdoor enthusiasts can fish, hike and take photos of the beautiful landscapes on the island.

History buffs will enjoy visiting one of the area’s historic buildings, including the Hitchcock House, Ashton Villa and Garten Verein. A variety of art galleries can be found in the downtown area as well. Arts and culture enthusiasts can head to the Galveston Ballet or take in the Galveston Symphony Orchestra. You’ll also find great shopping and dining opportunities in Downtown Galveston.

Making great spring break memories is as easy as planning a vacation to Moody Gardens in Galveston. Browse our website to learn more.
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