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Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
One Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
Stay and play at the four-diamond Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, a tropical destination featuring a 10-story rainforest pyramid of exotic plants and animals, a white sand beach and lazy river, dinner cruises aboard a paddlewheel boat, special FX theaters, a golf course, rotating exhibitions, and more.
Aquarium Pyramid: The largest of three towering blue pyramids is home to five species of penguins (meet a penguin up close in the Penguin Encounter), playful fur seals, the famous blind sea lion, beautiful coral reefs, as well as sharks, sea turtles, eels, and thousands of tropical fish that swim overhead as you navigate through an underwater tunnel.
Rainforest Pyramid: A ten-story glass pyramid featuring a giant Amazon River otter exhibit, along with a tree-top canopy path where you can explore and view monkeys, butterflies, and more.
MG 3D Theater: Supplied with your 3D glasses, enjoy larger-than-life films which are projected onto a giant six-story screen (the largest in Texas) for a realistic, lifelike experience.
Ridefilm: Hold on to your seat as this 18-passenger ride surrounds you with awesome sounds and a seamless 180-degree wraparound screen projecting high quality images.
4D Special FX Theater: Feel the action of this hi-def digital 3D show consisting of motion-based pod seating combined with special effects such as wind, smoke, mist, leg ticklers, seat buzzers and SFX lighting and DTS surround sound.
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat: This 800-passenger authentic 1800's replica paddlewheel boat offers 45-minute daily cruises from the Moody Gardens dock and also hosts seasonal weekend dinner cruises.
Palm Beach: Galveston's only white sand beach features a lazy river, 18-foot tower slides, wave pool, and more.