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RAINFOREST PYRAMID AT MOODY GARDENS® TAKES ROOT

When the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid opens May 28, both first-time guests and regular Rainforest Pyramid patrons will marvel at the $25 million in enhancements that have transformed the attraction into a tropical paradise unlike any other in the nation.  The bright green leaves, colossal trunks, multicolored flowers and fresh fruit of more than 1,000 Read the full article…


SLOTHS ARRIVE AT MOODY GARDENS

SLOTHS ARRIVE AT MOODY GARDENS

Moody Gardens recently welcomed two-toed sloths to our island paradise!! Carlton and friends will be free roaming in the newly enhanced Rainforest Pyramid opening in May 2011. Paula Kolvig, assistant curator at the Moody Gardens’ Rainforest Pyramid, takes you into the sloths’ habitat for an up close encounter.   Click here to watch the video! Read the full article…



MOODY GARDENS CURATOR RECEIVES AWARD FOR WILDLIFE RESCUE EFFORTS

MOODY GARDENS CURATOR RECEIVES AWARD FOR WILDLIFE RESCUE EFFORTS

By Leah Boyd Moody Gardens News A Moody Gardens animal curator, who led a national effort to find homes for birds displaced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, was recently honored for her work by the national Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Diane Olsen, assistant curator at Moody Gardens’ Aquarium Pyramid, received the AZA’s Read the full article…


Moody Gardens event Sept. 11 provides day of freedom on the water for people with disabilities

Felipe Ortez of Galveston (right) was one of about 100 participants in the 2010 Moody Gardens Adaptive Sports Festival.

  By Leah Boyd Moody Gardens News There are many things 8-year-old Reaghan Velasquez is unable to do being paralyzed from the calves down. This weekend, she found out water skiing isn’t one of them. The Manvel third-grader was all smiles Saturday afternoon in Galveston as she traded her walker for water-skis for the first Read the full article…



Swedish Descendants Share Galveston Immigration Stories Through Story Time And Folk Crafts

Galveston – Local Swedish descendants will bring their craft skills and their ancestors’ original immigrant trunk full of family history to Moody Gardens on Saturday, April 3. Jan Faubion and her son Rob of VASA Carl Widen Lodge will share stories of their family who came to the U.S. from Sweden, host children’s story time Read the full article…


Moody Gardens Holiday Golf Tournament Collects Many Toys

Moody Gardens Holiday Golf Tournament Collects Many Toys

Golfers enjoyed the sport while helping make the holiday season bright for children in Galveston County Sunday, Dec. 20, during the Merry Kids’smas Scramble, a holiday golf tournament combined with a toy drive. This event was brought back to life as a tradition from the Galveston Municipal Golf Course. We collected over 75 new toys Read the full article…