I am officially on a day of vacation...a DAYCATION. We live about 1 hour away from Galveston. Since last year after the big hurricane we have not returned to visit the beach nor any attractions. I wanted to do something fun but with this economy something not too expensive. Moody Gardens is a great place which I have only visited once about 13 years ago on a Senior Class Field trip. I remembered how much fun it was and I wanted to share that with my son and fiancee. So I visited their website www.moodygardens.com. I went ahead and bought our tickets online and saved $10 per person. They have a special summer rate and an e-ticket special. I bought an all day pass for all three of us.
Matt & me
We arrived on time to see Dinosaurs in the IMAX 3D Theater. The dinosaurs came to life. We learned so many new things about dinosaurs. Did you know birds are dinosaurs?
Matt controlling a robot dinosaur
We then headed over to the Dinosaurs Alive experience. You have to see it to believe how amazing it is to see this creatures. The RideFilm Theater allowed us to go on a mission that really rocked, lifted us off our seats, and was a crazy ride.
Moody Gardens from the Colonel
The Colonel Paddlewheel boat allowed us to take a break, sit back and relax. We boarded the boat took our seats on the top deck and just enjoyed the view. The weather was perfect, not too hot, just enough wind, and a great view. After we arrived back to shore we went to the Discovery Museum.
We learned about bones, all kinds of bones.
whales, fishes, penguins, etc...
At Aquarium Pyramid we saw underwater animals. We even saw penguins. One even looked like the fat penguin from Happy Feet, too cute.
Matt & Lupe
Rainforest Pyramid offered us an opportunity to learned about different plants and vegetation. You will be amazed how many plants can be food, medicine, clothes, and shelter. We ended the evening with a dip in the pool at Palm Beach. We only missed on thing, the 4D theater. But all of this was included with our all day pass. We are so tired from our wonderful adventures in Moody Gardens. There were so many things to do. We will be planning a trip back to Moody Gardens soon!