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Moody Gardens

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Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
Phone Number: +1 800-582-4673
10:00 - 18:00
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Surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from across the globe, you're...

Surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from across the globe, you're immediately engaged at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. Moments later, you're transported via state-of-the-art imagery and sound at the MG3D Theater with the world's first Giant Screen 6P Laser Projector on the largest screen in Texas. Then, the thrill of the Ropes Course and Zip Line, Speed Exhibition and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat awaits. And whether it's morning golf, a spa afternoon, a Palm Beach playdate, or a dreamy overnight hotel stay, take this moment and make it your own as you immerse yourself in some real quality time.

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Fun at the Festival of Lights, Moody Gardens

6 adults in our family enjoyed the Festival of LIghts at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas last week. Fun display for kids and adults alike. They have other activities there as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sarah F
Reno, Nevada
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Hawkins, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have not been to Moody Gardens you have missed out on a treat. This is a very special place for family and friends. I attended a convention, there. It has beautiful scenery. Their Christmas theme are just beautiful with walking through the park. They also have a display of aquarium. You have to go see it!

Thank j0ycetayl0r
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to visit the Aquarium and the rainforest pyramids and were disappointed. For $35 per person, the aquarium was 70% closed for renovation (until May 2017) so don't bother you won't see much. The rain forest was also pretty empty, we have seen so much better elsewhere. A ticket for the zoo will give you and your kids a... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

6 adults in our family enjoyed the Festival of LIghts at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas last week. Fun display for kids and adults alike. They have other activities there as well, although we only did the light show walk.

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Evans, Ga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Friday night to view their lights. The cost was reasonable bases on other light display costs. This is a walking tour, but it is well marked. Their displays were very pretty and the sound quality was very good. Had place to stop and get Refreshments through out the gardens. It takes about an hour to do if... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went specifically for the ice sculpture and Christmas lights.! It has been awhile since we had been to the gardens. They have made many changes and in the process of upgrading another of the pyramids. For Christmas, Santa parachuted down, an entire area was done in beautiful intricate ic sculpture (including a slide, bar and walk through submarine). The... More 

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Grafton, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After enjoying the rainforest and aquarium, the walk through the lighted grounds was a great way to finish the day. The birds and monkeys were highlight of the rainforest pyramid. Aquarium remodeling is about half done, but still plenty to see with good signage. A good variety of lights for kids and adults. Check out the 12 days of Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Caribbean ice show! I even took a turn down the ice slide. Very beautiful hand carved ice sculptures including a submarine to go into! Rainforest wasn't as exciting as last time we went.. no big cat, just birds and one monkey on the loose. All other animals were in aquaria, or cages.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

9 people in our family ages 6-60 enjoyed the holiday pass a few days before thanksgiving. We were all in Houston from out of town and we're thrilled by the challenges of the ropes course and the zipline. While the taller family members were on the big ropes course, the shorter ones were supervised by a park employee on the... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent many wonderful hours touring the gardens and all of the different sites within, what a great time we had and it was fun for the whole family,... we loved the Iceland exhibit and the beautiful Christmas lights !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place I have visited in a very long time. The ice palace was out of this world. Be sure and take gloves,hats,earmuffs, DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS. LOL. I Loved this whole place. Going back tonight for the lights, rainforest and Dino exhibition. Will let you know how it is.

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