I was given tickets from Moody Gardens to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.
This summer we spent a week in Galveston. We happened to arrive on the same day that Tropical Storm Bill did. It was incredibly windy and raining, and we thought our vacation was going to be ruined. However, the worst of the storm went around Galveston, and we ended up with a little bit of rain, mild temperatures, and very few lines! It was actually perfect. By the end of the trip, the sun was out again, and we had a great time.
We chose to go to Moody Garden our first day since the storm was still there, and it was raining off and on. Due to the weather, we were not able to check out the water park part of Moody Gardens, but we got to explore all the pyramids.
We had one day tickets, which meant we could go through each attraction one time. Our first attraction was right after the ticket booth, and it was a 4-D movie of Rio. It was my 5-yr olds first 3-D movie. She calls them “stick out movies.” Not only was it 3D, but it also had smells and the seats moved. It was about a 15-minute movie with clips put together of the two Rio movies about the blue macaw parrots. It was funny and light, and while there was a message of conservation and not taking animals out of the rainforest, it was not extreme or in your face. We all enjoyed it.
After the movie, we headed to the Rainforest Pyramid. I have to say it was my favorite. There was so much to see. The first stop was the Giant River Otter. It was very relaxing to just watch how active it was. It was out in the rain, then it would come and swim in the tank. There were benches where you could just watch.