For an interactive and educational experience, visit Moody Gardens in Galveston. This entertainment complex features incredible attractions, like an aquarium, 3D IMAX theater, a rainforest zoo and seasonal attractions like a lazy river, zip line and live music series. Since there is a hotel, spa and convention center at Moody Gardens, this attraction is the perfect escape for both kids and adults.
The first things that guests typically notice about Moody Gardens are the three pyramids, which are the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discover Pyramids. The Aquarium Pyramid is 12 stories tall and guides guests through marine life that live in the North Pacific, South Pacific, South Atlantic and Caribbean locations. Marine species from sharks to stingrays to seals are all found in the 1.5-million gallons of water at the aquarium. With underwater classrooms, large touch tanks and walkways that run below, through and above the water, the Aquarium Pyramid truly is a walk through an underwater world.
After learning about the incredible life found underwater, visit the Rainforest Pyramid to experience a glimpse of life found in rainforests from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Both wildlife and endangered plants live in the rainforest exhibit. Check out the free-roaming monkeys, macaws, alligators, otters and other rainforest species here.
Moody Gardens is also home to North America’s first IMAX 3D theater, which has a screen that is six stories tall. Both the 3D and 4D theaters at Moody Gardens offer an immersive experience. For example, the 4D Special FX Theater not only provides projective visuals but also seat sensors, scent misters, and other sensory applications.
No matter what time of year you choose to visit Moody Gardens, there is always something incredible going on. During the summer, don’t miss out on Palm Beach, which includes a lazy river, wave pool, splash pad, water slides and volleyball courts. And from November to January, enjoy the Festival of Lights, which is a light display with over one million lights.
Galveston doesn’t just attract visitors because of the beach. Moody Gardens has become a popular destination in this beach town. For anyone visiting this Texas coast city, don’t miss out on Moody Gardens, a one-of-a-kind, educational attraction.
Moody Gardens Information:
- Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
- Phone Number: (800) 582-4673
- Website: http://www.moodygardens.com/