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Moody Gardens

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Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-8928
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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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Rainforest

Always good for a few hours to swing in & see something new each time. Be prepared to be a bit warm due to the humid rain forest. Some people forget that part.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heatherjd24
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always good for a few hours to swing in & see something new each time. Be prepared to be a bit warm due to the humid rain forest. Some people forget that part.

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Thank Heatherjd24
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a little pricey, but well worth it. Definitely plan on spending at least three hours here if you plan on checking out everything Moody Gardens gardens has to offer. The aquarium was under renovation when we visited but we were able to check out the rainforest pyramid which was super neat!

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Thank Audrey C
Houston
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aquarium, screening room, interactive displays, beach paddle wheel boat, fish of all kinds and salt water aquarium.

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Thank genelle2017
Victoria, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went through the rainforest and dinosaur pyramids. We really enjoyed them both, but in my opinion it's a bit pricey. The rainforest took us a while to get through and we did get to see a stingray feeding, which was pretty cool. The dinosaur exhibit was really neat and not at all what I expected. I... More 

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Lexington, KY
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Moody Gardens is large, and unique, and visually impressive, and not something you can whip through in 30 minutes - if you do that, you WILL be disappointed. We did the rainforest and aquarium pyramids and took a ride on The Colonel paddlewheel boat. The freshwater beach and lazy river weren't open yet - understandable. You would be well advised... More 

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Thank Weary Travellery
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my young children and they had a great time! Staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend the place to any of my fiends!

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Thank Justine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely love a Moody Gardens! The hotel accommodations are excellent, and the on-site amenities are extremely family friendly. Our family looks forward to visiting multiple times each year (summer and winter).

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Thank Ashley E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moody Gardens is very interesting to visit because there's something for everyone. It's as entertaining as it is educational. I loved the rainforest exhibit, as well as the fact that the exhibits are housed in two pyramids. Take the time to visit there!

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Thank SassySue612
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rainforest was pretty cool. My favorite part of it was how the had real life statistics of how we help/hurt the environment. Also, the way Moody Gardens is set up you start at the top of the pyramid and work your way down through the layers like a real life rainforest. Moody Gardens is a great place for field... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a newly minted "Senior" always looking to reap the benefits that comes with this, we went to Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid, where the admission is $5, as opposed to the normal $25. Heck of a deal. The Pyramid is very well done up, with different sections along the trail representing different rain forest locations. There are lots of birds... More 

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