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Sea of Love: Valentine’s Dinner at Moody Gardens

Monday, February 4th, 2013

valentinesSpend your Valentine’s Day on a unique date in Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid. Celebrate the romance by diving into an underwater dining experience! Seating is limited, so book now!

 

Choose from four different Aquarium Pyramid dining experiences:

 

Tunnel of Love: Feel as though you’re underwater in our Caribbean Exhibit tunnel. Enjoy your romantic dinner while sharks and other beautiful sea creatures swim overhead.

 

Sealed with a Kiss: First- and second-level seating is available by the seals and sea lions of the North Pacific Exhibit. These playful animals will add a splash of fun to your dining experience.

 

Fishin’ for Love: First and second level seating is available in the South Pacific Exhibit. The colorful fish inhabitants provide the perfect backdrop for your romantic evening.

 

Lovable Penguins: You’ll have to be careful around the penguins of the South Atlantic Exhibit! They’re so cute they may just steal your heart this Valentine’s Day!

 

Our Lover’s Menu is packed full of delicious options to make the dining experience one to remember!

 

Soup and Salad (choice of one):

  • Asparagus Bisque topped with Roasted Pear
  • Seven Leaf Salad with Fresh Berries and tossed with Raspberry Vinaigrette

 

Entrée Selection (choice of one):

  • Colonel’s Rib Eye Steak with Garlic Herb Shrimp served with Red Potatoes
  • Red Snapped topped with Lump Crab Meat Cream Sauce served with Sauteed Julianne Vegetables
  • Pan Grilled Chicken Breast topped with Grape Tomato and Porcini Mushroom Sauce served with Char-Grilled Asparagus

 

Dessert (YUM!):

  • Chocolate Heart Shaped Tiramisu for two: three-layer sponge cake with mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, whipped cream, coffee liqueur, chocolate shavings, and topped with cocoa. Served with Bailey’s whipped cream.

 

This special Sea of Love Valentine’s Dinner is $80 per couple (does not include tax and gratuity).  The event is from 6-8 p.m. on February 14, 2013.

 

Go ahead and turn the evening into an overnight romantic rendezvous with our special Valentine’s Hotel Package. For only $255, the package includes:

  • Valentine’s dinner
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Breakfast for two
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium Pyramid on Friday morning

 

Discover why Moody Gardens Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Galveston.

Make your reservations TODAY! Call 1-800-582-4673 ext. 4200.

Why Should You Make Moody Gardens Your Next Family Vacation?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

200361162-001Make your next family vacation a Moody Gardens vacation! At Moody Gardens we have your whole trip covered, from the entertainment, the relaxation, and a place to stay. Our attractions are fun, educational, and appropriate for everyone in the family.

 

Family Friendly Accommodations

The Moody Gardens Hotel is accommodating for the entire family. We have a great selection of rooms and suites to provide your family with a comfortable place to rest your heads at night. The kids can enjoy the complimentary fun of Kid’s Crew while parents visit the Spa at Moody Gardens for a relaxing couple’s massage!

 

Dining Options

When you stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel, your kids get to eat free at the Terrace Restaurant, which has the best shrimp gumbo in Galveston. For a more formal dinner experience, taste the famous entrées at Shearn’s Restaurant prepared by Galveston’s most-celebrated chef, Executive Chef Urs Schmid.

 

Fun and Educational

The attractions at Moody Gardens are not only tons of fun, but they are also educational. When venturing through the Aquarium Pyramid, you and your family learn all about the penguins, seals, and other sea creatures. You can even get a personal experience with the penguins through the Penguin Encounter program. Other educational yet exciting attractions are the Rainforest Pyramid and Discovery Museum.

 

Location

Moody Gardens is located on Galveston Island, one of the more-popular vacation destinations in Texas. Situated right on the Gulf of Mexico, when you stay at Moody Gardens Hotel, you experience all that Galveston has to offer.

 

Start planning your next family weekend getaway in Texas at Moody Gardens! Once you plan your vacation with us, you’ll realize why we are one of the best places to stay in Galveston. You look forward to seeing you soon!

Moody Gardens Offers Year-Round Fun

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 4.57.21 PMAt Moody Gardens, we are not a seasonal attraction that is only open certain times of the year. The fun here is nonstop and year-round! While we do have seasonal attractions, such as Palm Beach and Festival of Lights, we also have our popular Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid, and tons of events each month.

 

If you do happen to come during the winter or summer seasons, you can’t miss the Festival of Lights or Palm Beach. The Festival of Lights includes over 1 million holiday lights, and is the largest holiday lights festival in the area! Palm Beach opens in the summer, providing guests and island residents with Galveston’s only white sand beach!

 

Year- round attractions you can’t miss include:

  • Aquarium Pyramid
  • Penguin Encounter
  • Rainforest Pyramid
  • Discovery Museum
  • Colonel Paddlewheel Boat

 

Moody Gardens also offers three different theaters that provide unique cinematic experiences. Catch your next film at the Moody Gardens 3D Theater, Ridefilm Theater, or the 4D Special FX Theater.  Each theatre provides a different kind of experience, from a regular 3D viewing to a ride featuring a 180-degree wraparound screen!

 

Be sure to stay up to date with our Calendar of Events. Each month we have Birding 101 and Birding 201. These free classes are designed to teach visitors about the variety of bird life living on Galveston Island. The classes are presented by Moody Gardens and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and available twice a month.

 

We also offer Pyramid Camp for kids each month, with a variety of different themes. Sign your kids up for Pyramid Kids Camp: Catch Me If You Can in February or Pyramid Kids Camp: Primate Palooza in April!

 

Learn more about the fun at Moody Gardens by exploring our website.

 

If you’re looking for family weekend getaways in Texas, book your next trip at the Moody Gardens Hotel. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Group Meal Deals at Moody Gardens

Monday, January 14th, 2013

sliced whole salami pizzaAt Moody Gardens, we welcome large groups of any size and kind! Whether you are coming from a school, a convention, or a senior residence facility, we have meal deals to fit your group’s needs.

 

You can enjoy discounted meal deals at our Palm Beach Concession Stand during the summer season, or year-round at the Aquarium Pyramid Food Court.

 

The following meal deal options are available with a reservation:

 

Aquarium Meal Deal


  • Hotdog, chips, drink, cookie $5.75
  • Turkey sandwich, chips, drink, cookie $6.00
  • Personal cheese pizza, chips, drink, cookie $6.50
  • Cheeseburger, chips, drink, cookie $6.75

 

Palm Beach Meal Deal – Seasonal

  • Hotdog, chips, drink, cookie $5.75
  • Turkey sandwich, chips, drink, cookie $6.00
  • Personal cheese pizza, chips, drink, cookie $6.50
  • Cheeseburger, chips, drink, cookie $6.75

 

Garden RestaurantLunch Buffet – Seasonal

  • $18.00 inclusive per Adult
  • $15.00 inclusive for Senior Citizens Tuesdays
  • $12.00 inclusive per Child 4-12

 

Unfortunately, our meal deal options are only available to pre-registered groups. Reservations must be made through the group sales department. If you don’t have reservations, your group will have to purchase food a la carte, which will require adequate time for everyone to get through the service line.

 

The group meal deal option is not only more convenient, but will also save you time and money! Without having to worry about getting everyone through the food line and getting everyone paid for, your group will have more time to enjoy the exciting and educational attractions at Moody Gardens such as the Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid.

 

To learn more about group reservations and meal deals please contact us at 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4203 or 4362. We would love to talk to you about how we can accommodate your large group.

 

If you and your group need a place to lay your heads at night, the Moody Gardens Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Galveston.

 

Galveston Area Attractions

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

dv801006Obviously, the most popular attraction in Galveston is Moody Gardens. Our Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Golf Course, and more have been attracting locals and island visitors for years. However, while we are proud of Moody Gardens there are other great attractions to visit while vacationing (or living) in Galveston.

 

Galveston Island Ferry: The ferry is one of Galveston’s most popular attractions. The ferry is on Highway 87, and visitors can park and ride the ferry or drive their cars aboard. The ferries are free and run about every fifteen to twenty minutes.

 

Pier 21 Theater: Want to learn more about Galveston’s rich history, or the historical hurricane in 1900? The Great Storm is a multimedia presentation that gives visitors a look at the devastating storm through a multi-image documentary. The 27-minute film shows the story through actual accounts from diaries and letters of survivors.

 

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: The famous pier is the perfect spot to take your family for a fun-filled day while you’re in Galveston. The pier has been transformed into an amusement park, with tons of rides that soar over the Gulf of Mexico. There are also plenty of shops and famous restaurants, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp.

 

Seawolf Park: This historic park is a memorial to the USS Seawolf, which was a United States Navy submarine mistakenly sunk by U.S. Navy Forces during World War II. The park also has a popular picnic area, and you and your family can fish off of the well-maintained pier.

 

These attractions are only a handful of the fun experiences you can have in Galveston. Don’t forget to spend a day on the beaches, hang out along the Seawall, or go shopping in the Strand. To learn more about Galveston and what it has to offer visit www.galveston.com.

 

If you’re looking for family weekend getaways in Texas, then look no further than Galveston Island. Moody Gardens Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Galveston, and one of the best places for entertainment! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Why You Should Use Moody Gardens Convention Center for Your Next Event

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Screen Shot 2012-12-21 at 11.51.06 AMThe Moody Gardens Convention Center provides the perfect destination for either business or pleasure. The location rests on over 200 acres of tropical gardens, making any event you hold here a memorable experience! Not only do we provide ample amounts of meeting and event space, but a four-diamond resort to accommodate your guests as well.

 

No matter what kind of event you plan on putting together, the Moody Gardens Convention Center has you covered. With over 100,000 square feet of combined meeting spaces, and a 60,000 square foot barrier-free ballroom-quality exposition center with over 5,000 available seats, you will have plenty of space to create the perfect event. Our meeting spaces can accommodate from the grandest of galas to intimate events.

 

The exposition center has floor boxes every thirty feet complete with water, power, air, and data drains. It also houses state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment so your guests will not be disappointed with your event.

 

The Moody Gardens Convention Center has two onsite business centers, making your event more efficient and convenient for company events. With a covered parking garage that can hold up to 1,000 cars, your guest will have easy access to the facilities they need.

 

Our full-service resort features 428 luxurious rooms and suites, so when the attendees are ready to rest their heads, their accommodations will not be lacking in comfort and service.

 

Moody Gardens Convention Center has built a reputation for being a premiere destination for recreation, meetings, and events. No matter what reason you need to use our space, our world-class property and professional staff is here to provide you with the best hospitality and client service in the business.

 

When you aren’t joining us at Moody Gardens for business purposes, come see us for your next family weekend getaway in Galveston! The Moody Gardens Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Galveston!

Rooms and Suites Offered at Moody Gardens Hotel

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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If you’re looking for family-friendly hotels in Texas, then book your next vacation here at the Moody Gardens Hotel! Our hotel is one of the best places to stay in Galveston, and we have the finest rooms and suites in the area to accommodate our valued guests.

King and Queen Accommodations

Each room is a reflection of the botanical beauty of the Moody Gardens. The interior design of each hotel room combines both style and tropical ambiance to create the best guest room accommodations on the island. Each room provides 500 square feet of space, and a variety of views, such as the Pyramids, Galveston Bay, and marinas.  Choose from rooms with either a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Expect unbeatable amenities, such as complimentary high-speed Internet, mini fridges, plush bathrobes, lighted vanities, full-length mirrors, extra pillows, and more.

King Jacuzzi Suites

All the great amenities from the king and queen accommodations are a part of the king Jacuzzi suites, but they offer even more. Located on the third floor, these luxury suites feature an expanded living area, a balcony overlooking the Pyramids and Galveston Bay, and of course, a separate Jacuzzi area.

One and Two Bedroom Suites

Looking for even more luxury? Stay in one of our sumptuous one- or two-bedroom suites individually designed with stunning views of Moody Gardens and Galveston. Expansive living and dining areas, wet bars, and complimentary wireless Internet connectivity are all a part of these suites. Choose from a one-bedroom with a king-sized bed and connection parlor, or a two-bedroom suite with a king-sized bed and a room with two queen beds.

Book your next vacation to Galveston with us! While you’re staying in the Moody Gardens Hotel, be sure to check out the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and other surrounding attractions.

Why Moody Gardens Makes a Great Romantic Getaway

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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Looking to get away with your significant other? Moody Gardens is the perfect place to visit if you want a memorable romantic getaway.

Moody Gardens Hotel Suites: Our king Jacuzzi suite features an expanded living area, green marble bathroom, balcony overhanging the Pyramids or Galveston Bay, and best of all, a separate Jacuzzi area! What’s more romantic than a luxurious private suite with a large Jacuzzi! Light the candles and enjoy your romantic space.

Shearn’s Restaurant: Shearn’s Restaurant is the most exquisite restaurant in Galveston. Locals come here for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Share a romantic dinner, with fine cuisine prepared by Galveston’s most celebrated chef, Executive Chef Urs Schmid. Dressy casual attire is required, so dress up and expect to have a wonderful evening together.

Spa at Moody Gardens: The Spa at Moody Gardens would love to accommodate your romantic getaway with a little pampering. Indulge in couple’s massages and find time to relax together.  The spa also offers hydrotherapy for couples. Enjoy our Belvedere Hydrotherapy tub with 147 jets designed to detoxify and massage your body.

Galveston Beaches: Galveston offers over thirty miles of beautiful sandy beaches for you and your loved one to enjoy. Spend a day (or more) soaking up the sun, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, and playing in the sand together. There are also plenty of shops and boutiques along the beach on the Seawall, or in Galveston’s famous historic district, The Strand.

Book your romantic getaway with Moody Gardens today! Click here to get started.

Don’t forget to also check out the other attractions at Moody Gardens, such as the Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid, while you’re here. We also provide stellar room service if you decide you want to spend most of your time together in your suite.

Why Special Events are Easy to Plan with Moody Gardens

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Screen Shot 2012-12-21 at 11.51.41 AM Moody Gardens is the perfect place for your upcoming special event because we make the planning convenient and easy! We are here every step of the way to make sure your plans run smoothly and your guests have a memorable experience for all the right reasons. Planning an event with Moody Gardens is easy because of our professional staff, hospitality, and available and versatile space.

 

Professional Staff: Our staff knows the ins and outs of Moody Gardens and has all the answers to your questions about planning an event with us. You will encounter nothing but complete professionalism when working with everyone from the catering department to the Convention Center Director. Our hospitality and client services have earned us a reputation as the premiere meeting, event, and recreational destination. Our staff will attend to your every need, all under one roof.

 

Services: For weddings, our professional staff can handle details such as floral design, entertainment options, and food and beverages! For large events we have state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, seating for over 5,000, and a large, covered parking garage.

 

Available and Versatile Space: We have over 100,000 square feet of available space for your special event. Not only is there tons of space, the space is so versatile you won’t have any problem finding the exact area to fit your needs. You can have a ballroom style expo center, or a more intimate setting for smaller get-togethers. For business events, we offer a fully equipped business center available 24 hours a day. Our staff will handle all the details of creating the perfect space for your special event, whether it’s an intimate dinner, social gathering, or a convention for a few thousand people.

 

Start planning your event online! Get started here.

 

While you’re here for your special event, stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel and check out our popular attractions, such as the Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid.

How Can You Use Moody Gardens Hotel?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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The Moody Gardens Hotel is more than just a place to rest your head at night! You can use the Moody Gardens hotel for your next corporate meeting, banquet, vacation, party, or even a wedding!

 

Vacation: The Moody Gardens Hotel offers a variety of quality rooms and suites to stay in while on vacation in Galveston. We offer the finest accommodations on the island with each room designed to mirror the botanical beauty outside the window. Many of our 500-square-foot rooms offer extraordinary views of Galveston Bay. On the third floor, you can stay in one of Jacuzzi suites, which provide guests with an extended living area, marble bathroom, and a separate Jacuzzi area with a balcony overlooking the Galveston Bay and Pyramids.

 

Meeting Space: The Moody Gardens Hotel has over 100,000 square feet of available meeting space that can host anything from large banquets to smaller meetings. We have the space to provide you with an intimate dinner or a convention of up to 2,000 people.

 

Parties: If you’re looking to throw an incredible party or host a local event, we have the space and the catering capacity to take care of your party planning needs. With the help of our Catering Department, you can choose your menu and we can help take care of decorations, and even bring in entertainment.

 

Weddings: Let the talented team of Moody Gardens’ professionals take care of every small detail of your wedding, from catering to floral design, and even entertainment options! For outdoor weddings, you can have the beautiful backdrop of The Rooftop Terrace, Palm Beach, or the Botanical Gardens. We also have thousands of square feet of indoor space to create your perfect day.

 

Come take your family weekend getaway to Texas and stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel. While you’re here for a vacation, meeting, or in town for a wedding, don’t miss out on tee time at the Moody Gardens Golf Course, or a relaxing day at the Spa at Moody Gardens.