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Jul 01, 2015, 17:31 ET
Moody Garden announced the theme for the 2015 ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants will be a SpongeBob Christmas Party when it opens November 14

Brand New ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures With Spongebob Squarepants To Debut At Moody Gardens This Holiday Season

SpongeBob SquarePants is throwing a Christmas Party and visitors will be invited to experience all of the icy surprises as Moody Gardens introduces...

May 24, 2015, 19:14 ET
Moody Gardens President/CEO John Zendt; Marc Epstein, Nickelodeon's Senior Vice President of Sports, Recreation and New Business Marketing; Galveston's Mayor Pro Tem Terrilyn Tarlton and Moody Gardens emcee Steve Smith cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the new SpongeBob SubPants Adventure Saturday with festivities scheduled throughout the holiday weekend.

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...

May 01, 2015, 04:15 ET
Children and parents wearing 3D glasses enjoy a wild and silly submarine voyage as they're immersed in special effects during the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure opening Memorial Day Weekend at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

Moody Gardens' New Spongebob Subpants Adventure Features Never-before-seen Technology

 Always among the leaders in use of state-of-the-art technology, Moody Gardens is showcasing another first in entertainment with the opening of...

Mar 18, 2015, 11:35 ET
Visitors will enjoy a new one-of-a-kind, immersive and interactive experience as SpongeBob SubPants Adventure opens to kick off the summer vacation season at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX

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...

Feb 27, 2015, 17:18 ET
Visitors will be introduced to a new one-of-a-kind immersive and interactive SpongeBob SubPants experience this Memorial Day Weekend at Moody Gardens, Galveston Island

Moody Gardens Announces Launch of New One-of-a-Kind SpongeBob SubPants Interactive Experience

Moody Gardens' newest interactive experience will take guests on an undersea voyage with the debut of the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure attraction...

Nov 24, 2014, 15:03 ET
The new ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants holiday attraction at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island, TX is receiving high praise from visitors who are enjoying this uniquely festive and artistic addition to the numerous attractions available for families at this popular Gulf Coast destination.

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
The highly anticipated ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants opened Saturday at Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas with a Ceremonial First Slide by John Zendt, Moody Gardens President and CEO; Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President of Recreation and Business Development for Nickelodeon and Galveston City Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri.

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 at ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants. Master ice carvers from Harbin, China will create towering ice sculptures from 900 tons of ice to open Nov.15 in Galveston, Texas. Watch them create at (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
It's Christmas in July: Santa enjoys snow, sunshine and a drink as Ice Land Ice Sculptures attraction is announced to open Nov. 15 at Moody Gardens, Galveston Island (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Cute Alert: The first two baby penguin chicks of the breeding season hatched this week at the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid located in Galveston, Texas. They weighed in at 255 and 110 grams and will move to The Deep in Hull, England in February.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Saki Monkey predicts 49ers will win Super Bowl on his iPad at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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 opens at Moody Gardens, Galveston Island with record attendance. (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Corpse Flower at Moody Gardens, Galveston is the 4th to Ever Bloom in Texas.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Corpse Flower in Bud Stage at Moody Gardens, Rainforest Pyramid in Galveston, TX. It Will Emerge to Release the Strong Odor of Rotting Flesh When It Blooms. The Bloom is Expected to be 4 to 5 Ft. in Height.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Charles Sabatier to be honored in Texas Memorial Day ceremony as the 76th man in Galveston Co., on Vietnam Memorial Wall.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Bodies Revealed exhibit opens on February 11, 2012 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. Photo Credit: BODIES Exhibition.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Harbor seal pup, Riley, is quickly adapting to its surroundings at Moody Gardens(R).  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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
Come to Galveston Island to celebrate Moody Gardens "Tinsel Anniversary" of Festival of Lights.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

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....

Jul 27, 2011, 14:25 ET
One of two slow loris twins born at Moody Gardens on June 13, 2011. This is the second set of twins born to the same parents. The twins are on exhibit at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid.  (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

Rare Second Set of Pygmy Loris Twins Born at Moody Gardens®

Moody Gardens guests get a special treat this summer: the chance to see two rare pygmy slow loris offspring, born June 13, on exhibit in the...

Feb 18, 2011, 11:30 ET

Moody Gardens Enters Final Phase of $25m Rainforest Pyramid® Enhancement

Grand Reopening in May 2011 to Include New Exhibits, Tree-top Canopy Entrance, and More than 1,000 Plants and Animals From Around the World Moody...