Moody Gardens Watch2Win: Holiday Lights Spectacular Giveaway
The holiday season is here and KPRC 2 is showing you all the cool things you can do with your family to celebrate. From the city to the suburbs, we cover the biggest seasonal attractions in KPRC 2's "Holiday Lights Spectacular" Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Galveston orcas stun visitors: Other creatures visitors can find off the Gulf Coast
GALVESTON, Texas – Last week’s viral video of orcas swimming near a Galveston Party Boat had people talking about the wonders of the island’s wildlife. Greg Whittaker, animal husbandry manager and wildlife expert with Moody Gardens, spoke to KPRC 2 about these unexpected visitors of the Gulf and what other animals Galveston visitors can expect to see around the island. Usually, they would be hunting fish such as tuna and smaller dolphin species,” Whittaker said. Dolphins (Pixabay)Sea turtlesSea turtles, according to Whittaker, are usually found in the bay areas of the Gulf, foraging for food. Larger stingrays are usually found in the deeper waters of the Gulf, while smaller types (usually golden colored) are finding clams on the Gulf shoreline, according to Whittaker.
Popular Houston attractions announce whether or not guests will be required to wear masks
HOUSTON – Houston attractions wasted no time Wednesday announcing how they will handle Gov. Space HoustonSpace Center Houston is in compliance with directives of health officials and CDC guidelines. Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, is located on government property. AdGuests without masks will not be allowed entry to Space Center Houston. AdMoody GardenMoody Garden said they would require employees to wear masks.
All the ways to celebrate the holiday season at this popular Texas destination
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. A lot of us might be looking for a fun holiday getaway this season, considering what kind of 2020 it’s been. The popular destination has so much to offer lately, said Jerri Hamachek, a spokesperson for Moody Gardens. Hamachek shared some more ideas, in the video above, regarding what else visitors can enjoy during the holiday season.
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, ornaments hang on a Christmas tree on display in New York. Office holiday parties are tricky in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many companies are foregoing parties altogether, deciding instead to send staff gift baskets, extra time off or donations to charities that employees choose. Hall, File)(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Moody Gardens’ Festival of Lights in Galveston canceled for Saturday night
HOUSTON – Due to inclement weather, Moody Gardens Attractions in Galveston will close Saturday at 4 p.m. The Festival of Lights and all other attractions are canceled for Saturday night. Tickets may be used any other remaining night through January 2 without any updated reservation, according to Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens is expected to reopen Sunday, weather permitting, including opening at noon on Christmas Day. Other canceled holiday eventsHouston Zoo LightsThe Freedman’s Town Farmer’s MarketDiscovery Green Ice RinkSugar Land Holiday Lights
Moody Gardens opens Festival of Lights and other holiday attractions in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas – The official start of the holiday season is now underway in Galveston. The Holiday in the Gardens kicked off at Moody Gardens on Saturday evening. Several attractions are now open at Moody Gardens, including the arctic slide, train ride and the Festival of Lights, a 1-mile trail with over two million lights with themed displays. The 4D theater is also showing “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.”HAPPY HOLIDAYS: ‘Holiday in the Gardens’ kicks off at @MoodyGardens in Galveston, the holiday season officially Underway pic.twitter.com/bMPlNQQ0Rj — KPRC2Jonathan (@KPRC2Jonathan) November 22, 2020Safety protocols including social distancing and mask requirements are in place this holiday season to ensure the safety of the families and staff during this annual tradition.
Here are 7 holiday attractions you can find at Galveston’s Moody Gardens
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. HOUSTON – Get out and safely enjoy the holiday season at Moody Gardens located in Galveston, Texas. ‘Holiday in the Gardens’ runs from November 21 - January 2 and includes plenty of outdoor activities and space for social distancing. For more information call 409-744-4673 or visit moodygardens.org
What to know before you go to Moody Gardens this summer
Moody Gardens in Galveston is open and ready for visitors. Jerri Hamachek, marketing director for Moody Gardens, shares some helpful tips to help families plan their next visit. You can also avoid the crowds, by visiting Moody Gardens during the week. Moody Gardens has a new payment policy in place. To get started planning your next visit to Moody Gardens, visit their website or call 409-744-4673.
Moody Gardens preparing to reopen Memorial Day weekend
GALVESTON, Texas Moody Gardens says attractions will open Saturday, May 23, for Memorial Day weekend. The Moody Gardens Hotel opens Friday, May 22, and the golf course will also be available for visitors. Hamachek said Moody Gardens has developed something called the pyramid promise.What that is, is that were offering an experience that will be clean, safe, and fun. Were going to have some floor graphics to kind of help guide with that and also when people are in line. We do feel like people are getting used to this at this point, Hamachek said.
5 things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Houston area
HOUSTON With Houston-area businesses beginning to reopen just in time for Memorial Day, Houstonians are ready to have fun in the sun after two months in quarantine. We found five things you may consider as Memorial Day weekend inches closer for Houston. Visit Moody Gardens, opening just in time for Memorial Day. Moody Gardens in Galveston announced they will be reopening Memorial Day Weekend, starting Saturday. We are opening just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!
A world made of ice in the middle of Galveston, Texas
Grab your gloves and check out this winter wonderland carved entirely out of ice - in TEXAS!At Moody Gardens in Galveston, a skilled team of master carvers have taken two million pounds of ice and created more than 100 intricate, life-like sculptures.Ice Land is a festive tour of some of the world's most famous landmarks as Santa makes his journey around the world.abc13.com
Several baby Macaroni penguins hatch at Moody Gardens just in time for the holidays
Several baby Macaroni penguins hatch at Moody Gardens just in time for the holidaysNewly adopted and native baby penguins have claimed new residency at Moody Gardens in Galveston in the days before the holiday season swings into full gear, and there couldn't have been a more adorable headway into the world for these tiny birds. less Newly adopted and native baby penguins have claimed new residency at Moody Gardens in Galveston in the days before the holiday season swings into full gear, and there couldn't have been a more adorable headway ... more Photo: Moody Gardens Photo: Moody Gardens Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Several baby Macaroni penguins hatch at Moody Gardens just in time for the holidays 1 / 9 Back to GalleryNewly adopted and native baby penguins have claimed new residency at Moody Gardens in Galveston in the days before the holiday season swings into full gear, and there couldn't have been a more adorable headway into the world for these tiny birds. Warm welcomes are in order for the six Macaroni penguin eggs recently transported from SeaWorld San Diego, as well as two native Macaroni chicks that hatched over the weekend. We are extremely grateful and excited for these new chicks to join the exhibit here at Moody Gardens, Assistant Curator Diane Olsen said. The adorable additions to the Macaroni penguins at Moody Gardens this Thanksgiving makes for a memorable holiday.chron.com
5 holiday attractions to experience at Moody Gardens
Looking for a fun spot to bring the family during the holidays? Head on down to Galveston Island to experience the holidays at Moody Gardens with Ice Land, Festival of Lights, Outdoor Ice Skating, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D and Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show. Plus, you can find discounts to attractions on their website, including pricing that starts as low as $8.95 and special packages for stays at Moody Gardens Hotel. Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
5 attractions to visit this holiday season at Moody Gardens | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Looking for a fun spot to bring the family during the holidays? Head on down to Galveston Island to experience the holidays at Moody Gardens with Ice Land, Festival of Lights, Outdoor Ice Skating,... Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Moody Gardens penguins have a ball cheering on Astros ahead of World Series game 3
Moody Gardens penguins have a ball cheering on Astros ahead of World Series game 3King penguins Springer and Astro have a blast while gearing up ahead of game three of the World Series championship. King penguins Springer and Astro have a blast while gearing up ahead of game three of the World Series championship. Photo: Courtesy Of Moody Gardens Photo: Courtesy Of Moody Gardens Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Moody Gardens penguins have a ball cheering on Astros ahead of World Series game 3 1 / 5 Back to GalleryAs the Houston Astros gear up for game 3 against the Nationals in the World Series tonight, so are a few unique fans. At Moody Gardens in Galveston, the penguins had a field day of activities Astros style. Go 'Stros! stated a press release for Moody Gardens on Friday.chron.com
Christmas Around the World: Moody Gardens announces 2019 Ice Land theme
GALVESTON, Texas - Moody Gardens announced its theme for 2019 Ice Land Thursday: Christmas Around The World. After the announcement, Moody Gardens held its annual fruit cake eating contest. When people enter the 9-degree tent, they will be welcomed by sights such as Mount Rushmore, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt. Moody GardensCopyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Dive into fun at Moody Gardens in Galveston
There's plenty to see and do at Moody Gardens, with attractions and events that appeal to both kids and adults. Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination. This event highlights Moody Gardens commitment to coral conservation efforts. To plan your next visit to Moody Gardens, click here or call 409-744-467. This article is sponsored by Moody Gardens.
Dive into fun at Moody Gardens in Galveston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC2
Get a preview of the events and attractions you don't want to miss out on this summer at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Don't forget to buy value passes online and save $5 per person! Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
The best family attractions you can't miss this summer at Moody Gardens Galveston Island. | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
From Palm Beach to the aquarium pyramid, Moody Gardens has something for the entire family this summer. Alexis Shelly, public relations coordinator with Moody Gardens stopped by our studio with the... Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.