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Address: One Hope Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: +1 800-582-4673
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: 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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Great combination of Aquarium, Forest 3D,4D Theatres and Water Activities

Three great pyramids, lots of things for the kids to learn and play. Great place to spend time with the entire family. Kids get to learn about birds, animals, sea creatures and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The hotel was ok. Crowded with very few luxuries for the price we paid(over$300/night). The pool is small and the dining options limited and crowded.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

By checking out the Pyramids! Rainforest (with scheduled butterfly releases), Aquarium and 3D IMAX...worth every penny. With a large family it can get pricey but add the beach and you have plenty to do for an all day fun adventure!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were completely underwhelmed by most of Moody Gardens. A day pass grants access to the 3 pyramids and various exhibits ($59.95 pp), unfortunately staff in one pyramid are unfamiliar with workings of the other exhibits. Several of the more popular attractions such as the zipline and paddle boat operate on an obscure schedule so be sure to check your... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bought day passes for my wife and I and our 12 yr old son and hit the aquarium the rain forest, 3d movie. 4d movie, left to checkin our hotel and put on swimsuits, then spent several hours at Palm Beach. Put on dry clothes and went on the Sponge Bob submarine 4d experience and made it to the colonel... More 

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Cache, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We really loved the Aquarium Pyramid. The Rain Forest one wasn't bad either. There is a lot to do and see. Make it a must do for your family!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice layout, amazing set-up. It feels like scuba-diving! These sharks and these rays you will not forget!

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our first stop was at the aquarium. This was a very short stop by the way. When you open the door to enter, you are slapped in the face with an overwhelming fish smell. If you have a strong stomach, or a weak sense of smell, you may be able to enjoy this section of the Gardens. Our second choice... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Three great pyramids, lots of things for the kids to learn and play. Great place to spend time with the entire family. Kids get to learn about birds, animals, sea creatures and finally play a lot in Palm Beach. Zip Line is a good activity for adults. Food is a little disappointment here

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Kyle, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We came here one day during a vacation. The aquarium pyramid was very enjoyable, and my husband sprung for us to get to meet a penguin. Our biologist was incredibly sweet and knowledgable and I got to pet a penguin, though it did freak my three year old out. It had several interesting exhibits. The rainforest pyramid was, as you... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great time at Moody Gardens. Aquarium, Tropical Rainforest Gardens, Paddy wheel Boat ride, Science Centre. All good fun. Plenty to see and do. Loved It.

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