Moody Gardens hosting summer fun in Galveston

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 09:35:38-04

Things are starting to heat up at Moody Gardens in Galveston!  

With many families planning to take a summer vacation, the park is inviting everyone to drop by this summer for memorable and relaxing family getaway. From the reef to the rainforest, Moody Gardens continues to be one of the top tourist destinations in the state. 

This year, the Aquarium Pyramid is celebrating its 20th anniversary after undergoing a $37 million renovation in 2017. You can now go from the Caribbean to the South Atlantic and see everything from penguins, to seal and sea lions, to tropical fish and more. You can even touch jellies and stingrays in the new touch tanks, as you learn more about conservation and research efforts while exploring the oceans of the world. 

Also, don your “diving masks” with Moody Gardens newest attraction, Reef Rescue VR. Remotely piloting your own R.O.V.E.R., your mission is to help restore the undersea home of the fish that live at The Great Barrier Reef. This immersive attraction communicates an important message of conservation by allowing you to help clean up the waters, plant new coral branches and feed the fish, returning the reef to complete health in the process.  

Don’t forget about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand. Guests are invited to cool off and sink their toes in the white sand at this private oasisBands on the Sand takes place each Friday and Saturday night. The musical performance ends with fireworks over Offats Bayou, overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids. 

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