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Old 07-05-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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was thinking about spending a day at moody gardens, 2 adults, 2 teens. Is it worth the $50 day pass? is the beach as nice as they advertise? Appreciate all input
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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We did Moody Gardens twice since we moved here. Our children are young so we did not do many of the activities. If you plan on doing most it may be cost effective. All we did was take advantage of the beach club. It is nice and the children absolutely loved it both times.

The San Luis hotel was cheaper but with the kids young and on property we stayed with Moody gardens.

Don't forget the Rain Forest Cafe, has a little ride.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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was thinking about spending a day at moody gardens, 2 adults, 2 teens. Is it worth the $50 day pass? is the beach as nice as they advertise? Appreciate all input
Read this thread, opinions only of course:

Moody Gardens experience...

Please let us all know how it went for you.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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I have only been to the aquarium and I thought it was pretty good. The penguins alone were enough for my daughter. I don't have much interest in the other pyramids but I have heard that Palm Beach is fun. Its no really a beach. Its really a pool with sand.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Yes it's a pool with sand from Florida. I remember as a kid I would easily dig to the tarp on the bottom. It's a good family trip. And you don't have to worry about tar being in the sand
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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was thinking about spending a day at moody gardens, 2 adults, 2 teens. Is it worth the $50 day pass? is the beach as nice as they advertise? Appreciate all input
It depends on your kids interests. The beach there is a pool with sand. It has been some years since we were there, however, I remember the beach having more appeal for younger children.

I think teenagers would like the Schlitterbahn better. It is located in the Moody Gardens Complex.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Moody Gardens is like a zoo, right?
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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Moody Gardens is like a zoo, right?
A Zoo with tar bars!

Alien-Earth.org Forum - Tar balls from oil spill found on Galveston coastline

"Officials have confirmed that tar balls discovered recently along the Galveston and Bolivar coastline are from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, marking the first time oil from the spill has been found on Texas beaches.

The tar balls were found on Crystal Beach and Galveston's East Beach during the holiday weekend.

State and local officials are holding a news conference late this afternoon to provide more details on the tar balls.

If the tar balls are related to the oil spill, the key will be figuring out how they got here, said Roschelle Gaskins, a spokeswoman for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Coast Guard, as late as last week, had told the bureau that oil from the spill was not predicted to reach Galveston, she said.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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Nana-53 - those were random, sparse tarballs and not what is being experienced along the Louisiana and Florida coasts. Even Florida's are still sporadic. And whatever they did find at Galveston is in no way going to effect the op's visit to Palm Beach at Moody Gardens - that is a manmade beach with a pool and sand that was brought in.

I don't think Moody Gardens is like a zoo though either - an aquarium, a rainsforest and I forgot what all else is there but not an actual zoo. Schlitterbahn is so close - your family would probably love it too and you can take your own cooler to Schlitterbahn with your own picnic lunch - a lot of families seem to really appreciate that.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Wow!
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