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Moody Gardens

Address: One Hope Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: 800-582-4673
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Work or play, this subtropical island destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Features a variety of unique attractions, a 4-diamond hotel, spa & convention center and an 18-hole seaside-links golf course.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I must admit, there are quite a few things to do at Moody Gardens. The problem is, you're hit with fees for anything and everything once you've already paid an admission fee. You'll pay for the IMAX movie, for the harbor cruise (which is simply an out and back across the lake), for the horrible food, for the aquarium, etc...... More 

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phoenix
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137 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I purchased a combination aquarium and movie admission ticket for $24.95. There was a choice of 3 movies that were being offered each hour (e.g. 10, 11, 12noon, etc.). After being in the aquarium, I went to leave for the movie only to find out that I couldn't go back into the aquarium when the movie was over. This was... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We get a yearly family pass. It pays for itself. The kids love visiting at least once or twice a month. We get to see the special displays once with our pass, see the shows (unlimited), the Christmas lights, discounts on food etc etc.... Moody Gardens is very nice. The staff.... some are very nice and helpful while others are... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great attractions. Loved the aquarium and Rainforest. Rainforest is EXTREMLY hot so keep your dress in mind before going. Many other things to see such as 3 and 4d movies, rope climbing, zip line, and in warm weather, water park. Would recommend but it is not cheap.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This time we went to the Rainforest where you can spend half a day just there if you can handle the humidity. So much to see at Moody Gardens that if you live near Galveston a season pass is well worth it. We live in Houston which is over an hour away but we go a couple of times a... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The aquarium is one of the most educational ones I have visited. The tanks give even the smallest toddler a chance to be "eyeball to eyeball" with a large variety of sea animals. The signage next to each tank is clear and concise providing good information to all ages. A person can spend several hours seeing/reading it all. And thanks... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place is very expensive. We paid for the basic 3 pyramid tour for 2 adults, 1 child, and a 2 year old, and it cost us over $180. We didn't even get all the extras. That was just for the tickets. The things we seen were very enjoyable, but there were several exhibits/activities that were closed. Also, the place... More 

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OKC, OK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a great time/day here and enjoyed everything except for the restaurant...do not eat there!! Otherwise, great place & worth the cost!!

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Bel Air, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Bought the day pass for Moody Gardens which gives you access to one 3d Imax, 4D show, Rainforest pyramid, discovery pyramid (ice age), and aquarium pyramid. If say all except the ice age exhibit were really cool. In the rainforest pyramid, we got to see the Saki monkey up close. He is free ranging. The butterfly exhibit seemed to be... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We saw the holiday light display and ice carvings. It he built an enormous insulated tent to hold amazing ice carvings done by 31 master carvers from China! It was fun and amazing, my one disappointment was the subject-SpongeBob SquarePants!

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