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Moody Gardens which includes interior views and a garden

This impressive theme park in Galveston Bay features a zoo, an aquarium, museums and rides.

More than just an amusement park, Moody Gardens is a complete entertainment complex located about an hour outside of Houston. The complex is easy to spot—its three pyramids house different sections, including a tropical rainforest, an aquarium and a museum and discovery centre. A selection of gardens, hotels and restaurants are dotted around the complex.

Start at the 10-storey Rainforest Pyramid to experience life in the tropics. The climate-controlled rainforest is home to birds, butterflies, monkeys and sloths, all of which roam freely in the complex. Keep your eyes open for the Amazon otters and Chinese alligators that live in the waterway system that runs through the ground floor. Explore the forest via elevated platforms and walkways that wind along the floor and up through the trees.

The largest of the three pyramids is the Aquarium Pyramid. Spread over four different ocean displays it offers an incredible selection of marine life, including coral reefs and tropical fish from the South Pacific, penguins in the South Atlantic section and seals in the North Pacific section. The Caribbean section houses a vast underwater tunnel filled with eels, sharks and turtles.

The Discovery Pyramid houses ever-changing exhibits from all over the world. The exhibits usually focus on the themes of nature and science, and are always fun and educational.

Moody Gardens hosts various activities and offers special facilities throughout the year, including a water-park and a man-made beach during the summer. Catch a movie at the 3-D and 4-D cinemas, or take a ride on the RideFilm theatre which features a 180-degree wraparound screen. Golf fans will love the recently renovated Moody Gardens Golf Course.

You can buy a one- or two-day Value Pass, or purchase separate tickets for each attraction. Proceeds from the tickets go towards helping this non-profit organisation invest in conservation and research activities.

Located about 80 kilometres southeast of Houston, there is plenty of free on-site parking at Moody Gardens.

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Inn at The Waterpark
Inn at The Waterpark
2 out of 5
2525 Jones Dr, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$227 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
This family-friendly Galveston motel is located near the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Moody Gardens. Galveston ...
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Inn at The Waterpark
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
4 out of 5
7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$441 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
This family-friendly Galveston resort is located near the bay, within a 10-minute walk of Moody Gardens and Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Galveston Seawall ...
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Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Cozy 2 Bedroom Minutes Away From the Beach
Cozy 2 Bedroom Minutes Away From the Beach
7400 Jones Dr, 3821, Galveston, TX
Located in the heart of Galveston, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lone Star Fire Museum, Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Moody Gardens. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Amazing place
"It's a nice quite area and very comfortable!"

Reviewed on 19 May 2021

Cozy 2 Bedroom Minutes Away From the Beach
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Sleep Inn & Suites Galveston Island
Sleep Inn & Suites Galveston Island
2.5 out of 5
6628 Broadway Street, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$152 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Sleep Inn & Suites Galveston Island
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
4 out of 5
7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$441 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Inn at The Waterpark
Inn at The Waterpark
2 out of 5
2525 Jones Dr, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$227 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Inn at The Waterpark
Cozy 2 Bedroom Minutes Away From the Beach
Cozy 2 Bedroom Minutes Away From the Beach
7400 Jones Dr, 3821, Galveston, TX
Cozy 2 Bedroom Minutes Away From the Beach
Beautiful Oasis Getaway
Beautiful Oasis Getaway
7400 Jones Dr, 2332, Galveston, TX
Beautiful Oasis Getaway
Galveston Beach Hotel
Galveston Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
8710 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$197 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Galveston Beach Hotel
Galveston Inn & Suites Hotel
Galveston Inn & Suites Hotel
2.5 out of 5
7220 Broadway, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$166 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Galveston Inn & Suites Hotel
Beachfront Palms Hotel
Beachfront Palms Hotel
3 out of 5
5914 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$169 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Beachfront Palms Hotel
Baymont by Wyndham Galveston
Baymont by Wyndham Galveston
2.5 out of 5
2826 63rd St, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$177 per night from 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
Baymont by Wyndham Galveston
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