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Address: One Hope Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77554
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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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A Great Walk through with items to see and prices individually set.

We enjoyed our walk through. Lots of great pics. The prices per item were a bit high; but if you are retired, Shhhh : "Go on a Tuesday." Then only $5 / event or location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Edward J
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had time to tour the tropical glass pyramid. It was well worth our time. Cute monkeys, beautiful birds & flowers even some gross lizards. A totally neat enclosed environment that lets you get close to the animals.

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Thank Vince M
Galveston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole facility is under reno and the tickets are 60 dollars. It is not worth the price at all and the staff was rude.

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Thank megana811
TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Megan. Thank you for taking the time to review. Our Aquarium is the only attraction undergoing renovations at this time. There is a a complete renovation schedule on our website to help guests know what to expect upon their visit. Also, we post a weekly schedule of individual attraction hours on our website to help guests plan their visit... More 

Texas, the Lone Star State
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272 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot believe how over-hyped the Festival of Lights is! They lead you to expect dazzling displays, but most of the lights are pathetically small and unimpressive. As my sister said, you can see snazzier light-displays just driving through your neighborhood in December! Unless you're three years old, you won't be impressed. Festival of Lights is laughably lame.

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Thank HappyPenny
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our walk through. Lots of great pics. The prices per item were a bit high; but if you are retired, Shhhh : "Go on a Tuesday." Then only $5 / event or location.

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Thank Edward J
TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Edward. Thank you for your review. That is right, we have Senior Tuesday every Tuesday where seniors 65+ receive a special discount of only $5 per attraction. Thanks for visiting! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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47 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a morning wandering thru one of the 3 pyramids at Moody Gardens the Rainforest Pyramid. It was very good displayed many birds, butterflies and animals of the rainforest. My favorite was a bright pink/orange bird it looked like an ibis. The employees were very helpful and friendly. Great way to spend a rainy day.

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Thank Lise P
TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Lise. Thank you for your review. Those birds are indeed Ibis, Scarlet Ibis to be exact. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for coming! More 

Keymar, Maryland
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exhibits in a pyramid and most of the critters were visible. Exhibits need to be marked better with an explanation of the creature. All they have is the scientific name and the name the creature. The writings are hard to read because they were small. It's still a very nice place to see exhibits. I would recommend this to anyone... More 

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Thank dav6440
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took a road trip down to Galveston and decided to visit the aquarium at Moody gardens. What they have is very nice - kids loved all the different kinds of sharks and being able to view tanks at multi-level locations was really neat. However, for the price - it was simply not worth it. We got through the entire... More 

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Thank lisastl2015
TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to review. We are looking forward to drastic changes in our Aquarium upon the completion of our renovations! We apologize for any inconveniences our Aquarium renovations may have caused, but we guarantee it will be better than ever when finished! Thank you for visiting. More 

Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh I was disappointed in the aquarium. Most of the displaces were closed but the price was still the same. The staff wasn't very helpful on how to get around or what fish you were looking at. They were cleaning the shark tank so you didn't see any sharks. We felt they should have informed us that so many of... More 

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TheMoodyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Moody Gardens, responded to this review

Hi CIndy. Thank your for reviewing your visit. We apologize for any inconveniences our Aquarium renovations may have caused. Our website is the best way to stay up-to-date on the phases of the renovation, and has a full list of exhibit and schedule changes. We are looking forward to our Aquarium Pyramid being better than ever upon completion of the... More 

Kittery, Maine
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through the rainforest section. We saw some beautiful birds and also saw the sloth. There was no sign of the monkey... The plants looked like they could have used a good pruning.

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Thank Donna S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only visited the Rainforest because we were interested mainly in butterflies and birds. Lots of butterflies, but somewhat limited in variety. Besides the butterflies and birds, there were many interesting mammals, fish, reptiles and insects. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful and at times we felt like we were being given a personal tour. One staffer on his... More 

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