Since global warming began, it's been getting harder to stay cool in the summer because, like the scientists say, the sun and earth are getting closer to kissing. Survive the season with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $19 for one admission to Moody Garden's Palm Beach and one combo meal, including a choice of a hamburger or cheeseburger plus chips and a drink (up to a $32.45 value)
- $37 for two admissions to Palm Beach and two combo meals (up to a $64.90 value)
- $71 for four admissions to Palm Beach and four combo meals (up to a $129.80 value)
Families flock to the cool confines of Palm Beach, where they careen down the 18-foot enclosed Tower Slides, surf the currents in the wave pool, and meander along the 650-foot Lazy River. Inside the Splashpad, visitors get doused with buckets full of water and frolic under spray arches. The Aquarium Adventure playground has tall climbing platforms and buckets that hold 500 gallons of H2O. The park is open 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from August 25 to September 16.
Perched on picturesque Galveston Island, Moody Gardens possesses a storied history that complements its scenic surroundings. Its horticultural and animal-therapy programs—which began with the park’s inception in 1983—pair visitors living with physical and emotional difficulties with horses and multihued flora, helping them learn coping skills and build confidence. Elsewhere on the sprawling grounds, the Moody Gardens Golf Course boasts multiple holes that run alongside the rippling waters of the Gulf and its intervening waterways, forming intimidating hazards and housing a thriving civilization of merpeople who use golf balls for currency. The park also thrills families with water attractions, including a wave pool and a lazy river. The newly restored, 10-story Rainforest Pyramid holds more than 1,000 exotic plants and animals from the Asian, African, and American rainforests.
Perched on picturesque Galveston Island, Moody Gardens possesses a storied history that complements its scenic surroundings. More than two million visitors a year get to live part of that history, drawn by the 242-acre park's three towering pyramids. After exploring walking and bike trails lined with nearly 20,000 plants and trees, guests can take their expedition underwater at the Aquarium Pyramid. There, a host of aquatic animals including penguins, sharks, and tropical fish swim and frolic in their natural habitats. Nature is also on display at the Rainforest Pyramid, which takes guests on a quest through the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
In addition to embracing the wonders of nature, Moody Gardens also incorporates adventures in mankind's world of science. Guests can broaden their minds with traveling exhibits at the Discovery Museum, or immerse themselves in the towering worlds of the MG 3D Theater or 4D Special FX Theater. The tourist destination also thrills families with water attractions, including a wave pool and a lazy river. No matter the reason for the visit, guests can also rest their heads at the recently-renovated (and nearby) Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.