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Apr 28, 2017, 03:30 ET Moody Gardens Introduces Second Penguin Habitat as Part of $37 Million Aquarium Renovation

What's black, white and pink all over? The answer is Humboldt penguins, and Moody Gardens guests will have a chance to see them up close this...


Nov 12, 2016, 21:22 ET Fifteenth Annual Festival Of Lights Draws Thousands On Opening Day At Moody Gardens

Santa Claus opened the 2016 holiday season with tradition at Moody Gardens®, flipping the giant electrical switch to turn on more than one million...


Nov 11, 2016, 16:16 ET Moody Gardens Kicks Off Festival Of Lights With Parachuting Santa, Choirs And A Tribute To The Caribbean Nov. 12

Brighten up the winter season with Moody Gardens® 15th annual Festival of Lights on November 12. As one of the largest holiday lighting events...


Oct 07, 2016, 03:03 ET Moody Gardens Reveals Brand New Shivers Ice Bar As Part Of This Year's Newly Themed ICE LAND

Talk about a frosty beverage, Moody Gardens will reveal a brand new bar made of ice, Shivers Ice Bar, as part of this year's ICE LAND: A Caribbean...


May 06, 2016, 17:11 ET Rare Corpse Flower Expected To Release The Stench For A Second Time At Moody Gardens

 Staff at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid are watching closely and holding their noses in anticipation of another opportunity to see the...


Dec 18, 2015, 01:30 ET Moody Gardens Anticipates New Penguin Chicks To Hatch For Christmas: Introduces "Penguin Watch 2015"

Moody Gardens is announcing a special holiday Penguin Watch in anticipation of penguin chicks hatching around December 28, 2015. The South...


Dec 18, 2015, 01:30 ET Oldest Chinstrap Penguin In North America Turns 32

Moody Gardens is celebrating the birthday of Wagner, the oldest Chinstrap Penguin in North America. Wagner turned 32 today which is cause for...


Nov 27, 2015, 02:00 ET Moody Gardens Receives International Recognition With A THEA Award For Its SpongeBob SubPants Adventure Attraction

 Moody Gardens, a world class attraction located in Galveston, TX has been selected to receive the 2016 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement...


Nov 15, 2015, 02:30 ET Fourteenth Annual Festival Of Lights Draws Thousands On Opening Day At Moody Gardens

 Santa Claus opened the holiday season with tradition at Moody Gardens®, flipping the giant electrical switch to turn on more than one...


Sep 09, 2015, 02:30 ET Moody Gardens and Nickelodeon Reveal First Glimpse of Brand-New ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

Guests can look forward to a brand-new ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants this holiday season beginning November 14, as SpongeBob...


May 24, 2015, 19:14 ET The Highly Anticipated SpongeBob SubPants Adventure Now Open At Moody Gardens

 Moody Gardens celebrated Memorial Day weekend in grand style with the debut of the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure in the Discovery Pyramid on...


Mar 18, 2015, 11:35 ET SpongeBob SubPants Adventure At Moody Gardens Lets Guests Choose Their Own Submarine Adventure Beginning This Memorial Day Weekend

Moody Gardens guests can visit iconic destinations and meet their favorite underwater characters from Nickelodeon's global phenomenon SpongeBob...


Nov 24, 2014, 15:03 ET Plan Your Getaway To The Coolest Holiday Destination In The Southwest

With the opening of ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants and the return of the annual Festival of Lights, Moody Gardens has...


Nov 15, 2014, 23:22 ET Moody Gardens Becomes Premiere Holiday Destination In Southwest With Debut Of ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures With SpongeBob SquarePants

 Moody Gardens officially transformed into the coolest holiday destination in the Southwest on Saturday with the opening of its new attraction,...


Sep 18, 2014, 04:30 ET Moody Gardens And Nickelodeon Reveal First Glimpse Of New SpongeBob SquarePants Holiday Ice Sculpture Attraction

Moody Gardens and Nickelodeon have come together to create the Gulf Coast's only holiday ice sculpture attraction featuring the world-renowned...


Jun 30, 2014, 18:56 ET Moody Gardens Becomes The Coolest Holiday Destination In The Southwest With New Ice Sculptures Event Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants

 Moody Gardens will transform into the premier holiday destination with the debut of ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures featuring Christmas with...


Dec 12, 2013, 13:09 ET Moody Gardens Celebrates Penguin Hatchings

The penguin exhibit at the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid has a pair of fuzzy new additions.  Two cuddly Gentoo chicks hatched this week,...


Jan 28, 2013, 16:49 ET Moody Gardens® Saki Monkeys Pick 49ers To Win Super Bowl

Rainforest Pyramid residents use iPads to pick San Francisco to beat Baltimore With predictions flying in for the Super Bowl, the saki...


Nov 10, 2012, 23:51 ET Festival Of Lights Grand Opening At Moody Gardens® Attracts Record-Breaking Crowd

 Santa Claus opened the holiday season at Moody Gardens®, flipping the giant electrical switch to turn on more than one million lights at...


Jun 13, 2012, 23:35 ET World's Largest Flowering Plant In Full Bloom At Moody Gardens

Corpse Flower, "Morticia" Intrigues Guests with Two-Day Bloom and Powerful Stench.  The odor of rotting flesh has never smelled so...


May 23, 2012, 16:19 ET Rare Corpse Flower To Bloom Soon At Moody Gardens

Towering 4 1/2 Ft. Bloom, "Morticia" Expected to Cause a Big Stink at Rainforest Pyramid  Staff at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid...


May 18, 2012, 08:00 ET Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Vietnam War Hero in Galveston After Being Added to The Wall

U.S. Army Specialist Charles Sabatier Fought for His Country and for Disabled Rights  Galveston native Charles J. Sabatier will be...


Jan 03, 2012, 17:00 ET Tickets on Sale Jan. 3 for Bodies Revealed at Moody Gardens®

Exhibit opens Feb. 11, takes visitors through a biological adventure with authentic human specimens  Moody Gardens and Premier...


Dec 14, 2011, 16:00 ET Moody Gardens® Celebrates Birth of First Harbor Seal Pup

Newborn pup completes the circle of rescue, rehabilitation and romance for parents Presley and...


Oct 24, 2011, 13:26 ET Moody Gardens® To Celebrate the "Tinsel Anniversary" of Festival of Lights in Galveston

Holiday sights, sounds, smells and snow will fill the air at Moody Gardens from Nov. 18 to Jan. 1 during the tenth annual Festival of Lights....