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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...

Nov 04, 2010, 15:00 ET

Largest Holiday Lighting Event on Gulf Coast to Kick Off Nov. 13 With New Features

Moody Gardens Adds Kids Snow Zone, Food Drive and More to Ninth Annual Festival of Lights This holiday season kids won't need unusually frigid...

Apr 14, 2010, 06:00 ET
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Pygmy slow loris twins climb on a biologist's hands during a morning weigh-in session at Moody Gardens. The two have been steadily gaining weight since March 22. (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)[JD]
 GALVESTON, TX UNITED STATES
 04/13/2010

Very Rare Pygmy Loris Twins Born at Moody Gardens(R)

Moody Gardens is proud to introduce pygmy slow loris twins born on March 22. Breeding of this species is often challenging and largely rare in...

Nov 12, 2009, 13:00 ET

Parachuting Santa and Live Holiday Entertainment Kick Off Moody Gardens(R) Festival of Lights Nov. 14

Festive sights and sounds will once again fill the air at Moody Gardens during the Festival of Lights Nov. 14 through Jan. 2. This annual holiday...

Oct 13, 2009, 08:00 ET

Moody Gardens(R) Looks For Galveston Immigration Stories

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History Moody...

Nov 02, 2004, 00:00 ET

Endangered Stolen Turtles Returned to Moody Gardens(R)

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Galveston Police arrested a suspect for the theft of 15 endangered turtles that were stolen from Moody...

Nov 12, 2003, 00:00 ET
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Galveston's Moody Gardens will feature the Festival of Lights this holiday season. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]
 GALVESTON, TX USA
 11/12/2003

A Winter Wonderland Sparkles at Moody Gardens(R) Moody Gardens Presents its Second Annual Festival of Lights

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the state's largest tourist destination's is lighting up the holiday season in the Houston-...

Mar 01, 2001, 00:00 ET
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 HOUSTON, TX USA
 03/20/2003

A Horse Is a Horse ... In the Aquarium at Moody Gardens of Course; Seahorse Symphony Exhibit Coming Soon to Moody Gardens

GALVESTON, Texas, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's largest collections of seahorses and their relatives found a new home here on...

Aug 29, 2000, 01:00 ET

Celebrate Diez y Seis at Moody Gardens in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is pleased to announce a special Diez y Seis Celebration. Moody Gardens will be...