Upcoming Events at Moody Gardens Golf Course

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Due to Daylight Savings Time, twilight will now be starting at 1 p.m. on March 11, 2013 (today). Be sure to book your reservations early because twilight rates are always in high demand.  The rates are:

  • $23.00 plus cart fee for current full-time city residents
  • $26.00 plus cart fee for county/non-full-time city residents
  • $30.00 plus cart fee for non-residents, hotel guest, and visitors

The Moody Gardens Golf Course is offering Cash Games on March 15, March 21, and March 28 this month:

  • $20 for Green and Cart Fee
  • $25 Cash for Prizes
  • Random Pairings
  • Net and Individual Pay Outs

Be sure to call 409.683.1204 by 10:30 a.m. the day of to sign up.

Every Monday we offer Senior Shuffle for players 55 and older:

  • 9:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
  • 18 Holes
  • Sign up by 8:30 a.m.

Current Specials (Must call for tee times)

Five after 5 p.m.: Five holes after 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday for only $10 including cart

Senior (65 and older) Rise and Shine Special: Play before 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for only $20 including cart.

9 holes for $9: Between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday, play for only $9 including cart.

Ladies’ Day: Any Wednesday in March, ladies play for only $20 including cart.

We are also offering a limited time offer in March for a free cart and bucket of range balls, any day of the week except Saturday, with the purchase of a round of golf. For more information on this offer click here.

To book your tee time at Moody Gardens Golf Course click here.

 

Stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel the next time you visit Galveston for your golf vacation!

Moody Gardens Golf Course Pyramid Program

pyramid programSpending time on the tropical golf course at Moody Gardens is a favorite pastime for many people! If you’re one of these people and you aren’t a part of Moody Gardens Golf Course Pyramid Program, then it’s time to sign up. The Pyramid Program is the best way to receive tons of great perks at Moody Gardens Golf Course, and to fully enjoy your time out on the green with the Gulf of Mexico around you.

 

Perks of being a member of the Pyramid Program include:

  • Complimentary practice balls during normal golf hours. Members can receive a maximum of six tokens at a time, and balls must be used by Pyramid Program participants only.
  • During specified times, rounds of golf cost only $15 for Individual Pass Holders (cart included), and for Annual Pass Holders only a cart fee is required. The specified times are after 2 p.m. during Daylights Savings (approximately mid-March through early November), or after 1 p.m. during Off-Daylights Savings (approximately early November through mid-March).  This offer is subject to availability.
  • Looking to improve your golf game? For Pyramid Program members, golf clinics are only $10 per clinic, per person. You’ll be able to start showing up your golf buddies in no time.
  • Need some need golf apparel? Members will receive a 20% off discount in the pro shop on all items except shoes, gloves, and hats.
  • Quench your thirst while swinging away with a free fountain soda with your paid round of golf.

 

Pricing for the Pyramid Program:

 

Individuals: $50 per month

Annual Pass Holders: $25 per month

Family Members: $15 per month per person (To qualify for a family member pass members must be part of the immediate family, residing at the same address as the participant, and children must be under the age of 23)

 

For more information visit the Moody Gardens Pro Shop or call 409.683.GOLF(4653).

 

Be sure to check out Moody Gardens other great attractions such as the Aquarium Pyramid and the Rainforest Pyramid. Take your next family weekend getaway to Moody Gardens!

 

Interning with Moody Gardens

internEducation is an extremely important part of what we do here at Moody Gardens, which is why we offer an extensive Internship Program for college students. Our interns get the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field of choice.

 

Apply

Applying to the Internship Program is a three-stop process.

  1. Submit an application packet including the following:
  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of reference from a non-family member
  • Current transcript
  • Letter from a course professor containing the professor’s name, contact information, and name of the course in which credit will be given for the internship

 

  1. Moody Gardens will contact applicants by phone to schedule an interview. Applicants must interview with both the Intern Coordinator and the manager of the appropriate department in which the internship will take place.  Interviews will allow applicants a chance to learn more about the program, while also giving Moody Gardens a chance to get to know you better.
  2. All applicants chosen to be interns must complete the Intern Orientation Program. Orientations are held before each semester and last around three hours. Attendance is mandatory, and must be down before the intern’s first shift.

 

Internship opportunities:

  • Penguins and Pinnipeds Internship
  • Rainforest Internship
  • Fish Internship
  • Quarantine Internship
  • Veterinarian Technician Internship

 

Application Deadlines:

 

Spring (Feb/March/April): January 1

Summer (June/July): May 1

Fall (Oct/Nov/Dec): September 1

 

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

 

For more information and any questions, please feel free to contact the Intern Coordinator at volunteers@moodygardens.com.

Please mail completed applications to:

Moody Gardens®

Attn: Volunteer Services

One Hope Blvd.

Galveston, TX 77554

Phone: 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4108

Fax: 409-683-4929

Email: volunteers@moodygardens.com

 

Don’t miss out on the fun at the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and all of Moody Gardens’ attractions. Check out the Moody Gardens Hotel and learn why it is one of the best places to stay in Galveston.

Learn about Moody Gardens Scout Programs

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Each scout workshop includes hands-on activities, a Moody Gardens attraction visit, and a guaranteed good time! While scouts are having fun, they are also meeting most or all of the requirements needed to earn specific badges.

 

For Cub Scouts, we offer badges for Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. For $100.00, up to ten participants (including chaperones) can participate and earn the following badges:

  • Wolves: Elective 13, Birds
  • Bears: Achievement 5, Sharing Your World
  • Webelos: Naturalist Activity Badge

 

Each additional participant is $10.00 per person. We also require one chaperone for every five cub scouts, and non-scout children are not permitted to attend the workshop.

 

Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4325 or email us at scouts@moodygardens.com for information and reservations.

 

For Boy Scouts, we offer Merit Badge Day, which gives them the opportunity to finish most of the requirements for a merit badge in just one day.

 

Upcoming Merit Badge Days at Moody Gardens include:

 

February 16, 2013 (Register on January 21, 2013)

  • Environmental Science $25
  • Communications $25
  • Oceanography $20
  • Nature $25

 

March 23, 2013 (Register on February 18, 2013)

  • Communications $25
  • Soil & Water Conservation $20
  • Mammal Study $20
  • First Aid $25

 

April 20, 2013 (Register on March 25, 2013)

  • Oceanography $20
  • Environmental Science $25
  • Nature $25
  • Bird Study $20

 

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the designated days. Call 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4320 or 409-683-4320 to register. Private Merit Badge workshops are available for a minimum of ten scouts, and two weeks’ notice is required. You can also email scouts@moodygardens.com for more information.

 

Don’t miss out on exploring the Aquarium Pyramid or Rainforest Pyramid while you’re here!

Moody Gardens Teaching Teachers: Educator Programs Part 1

teachers part 1 On February 2, 2013, Moody Gardens will be hosting our 16th Annual Educator Open House. At the open house, you can learn what Moody Gardens and other Galveston-area attractions have to offer educators and their students.

 

All educators and school support staff are invited and encouraged to participate in the fun and informational event. You can join us just for the excitement and knowledge, but also have the option to earn up to 4 State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) hours.

 

This year, you must pre-register for the event, which you can easily do here.

 

By registering and participating in the 16th Annual Educator Open House, you will:

  • Receive free admission into all Moody Gardens attractions with your school ID
  • Be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a variety of door prizes, field trips, and workshops
  • Receive a tote bag and a free box lunch if you are one of the first 1,000 participants
  • Learn more about the volunteer programs and opportunities at Moody Gardens
  • Gather free educational materials while they last
  • Receive activity ideas to use in your own classroom
  • Learn about other educational programs available from other Galveston-area attractions

 

If your family members want to join in on they fun, they can purchase a day pass for only $21.00 a person.

 

Be sure to sign up for our Pyramid Educator Newsletter to receive information and updates on new programs and special educator events. Simply email pswiftbrooks@moodygardens.com to sign up.

 

When registering, be sure to provide school employment identification. For any more questions, call 409-683-4231 or email at pswiftbrooks@moodygardens.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you at the 16th Annual Educator Open House.

 

Be sure to check out the Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid during your visit. If you need a place to stay, check out the Moody Gardens Hotel, one of the best places to stay in Galveston.

Galveston Area Attractions

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.

Galveston’s “Beach Nourishment Project”

71031838Moody Gardens is excited about Galveston’s commitment to keeping its beaches beautiful! Galveston Island’s beaches recently received a makeover with the Beach Nourishment Project, allowing residents and island visitors to bury their toes in the beautiful new sand!

 

The Beach Nourishment Project was a $6-million investment that added over 500,000 cubic feet of new sand to the Galveston beaches between 10th Street and 61st street.

 

The goal of the project was to be done in time for the Kemp Ridley turtle nesting season! The Kemp Ridley turtles are the rarest sea turtles and are critically endangered. Just like Moody Gardens, the city of Galveston is committed to rehabilitating and conserving nature.

 

On top of helping out Mother Nature, the Beach Nourishment Project was created to make the beaches more appealing for residents and island visitors. The city worked day and night to complete the project, which added over fifty feet of beach along the Seawall, creating an even more exciting and fulfilling beach experience!

 

This holiday season, come to Galveston and check out the beautiful beaches, shops, and restaurants along the Seawall. While you’re here appreciating our beaches, rest your head at the Moody Gardens Hotel, one of the best places to stay in Galveston.

 

In the summer season, when you don’t want to go to far from the hotel, we have our own beach right here on the grounds. Palm Beach is Galveston’s only white sand beach. Palm Beach also includes a Lazy River, Wave Pool, Tower Slides, Splashpad, and an Aquarium Adventure. While you’re at Moody Gardens’ own white sand beach, you’ll be surrounded by the lush botanical landscaping, and be near the famous Aquarium Pyramid and Rainforest Pyramid.

 

Come visit Galveston and Moody Gardens for your family weekend getaways in Texas. We look forward to sharing our beaches and accommodations with you soon.

Rooms and Suites Offered at Moody Gardens Hotel

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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.

Moody Gardens Special Holiday Offers

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Christmas may be over, but the holiday fun at Moody Gardens sure isn’t! Our famous Festival of Lights doesn’t end until after the New Year, and we have some great holiday offers continuing into 2013 as well! Check out some of the holiday offers still available.

 

Moody Gardens Arctic Package: The holidays aren’t over at Moody Gardens! Our Festival of Lights is still going strong! If you missed the holiday lights before Christmas, don’t sweat it. We won’t be taking down the 100 holiday-lighted scenes until January 5. You can also still tie up your skates and glide around the area’s only outdoor ice rink, and wish the penguins a Happy New Year! All this holiday fun is only $17 with our limited time offer!

 

Holiday Golf Offer: Our holiday golf offer doesn’t end until the first week of February! Ring in the New Year by spending some time on our premier public golf course. When you purchase a round of golf, you will get a FREE golf cart and a bucket of range balls at the Moody Gardens Golf Course!

 

Relax at the Spa at Moody Gardens: While the holidays are a cheerful time to spend and celebrate with family, they can also be a bit stressful. All the waiting in line, worrying about getting the right gift, traveling, or taking care of family can really wear you out. What better way to rejuvenate your body and spirit than with our sweet spa offer. Come to the Spa at Moody Gardens this season and when you buy a Swedish massage, you’ll get a second one free! This relaxing offer is good until January 5!

 

Moody Gardens is THE place to be for holiday events in Texas! If you’re looking for fun, family events in Galveston, then look no further. We look forward to seeing you soon, and hope you enjoy our special holiday offers.

 

A Look at Moody Gardens Golf Course

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Galveston’s premier public golf course is open seven days a week for both residents and island visitors! After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, the Moody Gardens Golf Course is better than ever, and providing improved holes and better course flow. Read on for more information on some of our special rates, booking a tee time online, and even planning your own tournament.

 

Rates: We currently have a quite a few specials going on at the Moody Gardens Golf Course!

  • 5 for 5: Play 5 holes after 4 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday, Friday or Sunday for only $10, including the cart. (Usually after 5 p.m., but changes seasonally)
  • Senior Rise and Shine Special: Seniors 65 and older can play before 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for only $20, Including cart
  • $9 for 9 Holes: Play 9 holes starting between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday for only $9 including cart
  • Wednesday Ladies Day: Every Wednesday ladies play for only $20 including cart
  • Family Golf Sunday: After 3 p.m. kids 18 and under play FREE with a paid adult round for only $20
  • Limited time offer: Buy a round of golf and get a free cart and bucket of range balls. Claim your offer here

 

Book Your Tee Time Online: Booking your tee time at Moody Gardens Golf Course is now easier than ever! Simply click here and make your reservations. Be sure to book your tee time up to seven days in advance.

 

Plan a Tournament: Plan your own tournament with friends, or create an event for charity! At Moody Gardens Golf Course, we have three great tournament packages for you to choose from including the Rise and Shine Early Bird Package, Player’s Choice Plus Package, and the Grab It and Go Golfing package. The packages are $81-$89 dollars a person. Click here for more information.

 

Book your Moody Gardens Golf Course tee time today, and enjoy a round of golf with the Gulf as your backdrop. Don’t forget to check out the other attractions provided by Moody Gardens such as the 3D Theater and Aquarium Pyramid.