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Family-Friendly Water Parks of Texas Part II: Palm Beach Moody Gardens, Galveston

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Featuring the only white sand beach in Galveston, Texas, Palm Beach at Moody Gardens gives families the opportunity to enjoy all that the amusement areas have to explore and then get soaked or relax in their family-friendly waterpark portion. Featuring a 650-foot lazy river, and a toddler’s section, there’s a wide variety of fun experiences to be had for all members of the family!

Their wave pool is inviting for moms, dads, grandparents, and kids of all ages. The Aquarium Adventure water park area features a 500-gallon dunk bucket that’s hard to avoid. For a little more of a thrill, there are also two 18-foot tower slides to help you cool off and get a bit of a butterflies-in-your-stomach type of rush! Featured on the Moody Gardens YouTube Channel, this video clip gives you a tiny taste of the fun to be had.

Open daily from June 3 to August 20, the entire family will enjoy the opportunity to cool off on a hot Texas day after touring the rest of Moody Gardens in Galveston. Now boasting the newly transformed Aquarium Pyramid that has recently undergone a $37-million-dollar upgrade, as well as Dinos Alive Jurassic Adventure, a giant river otter encounter, and all-inclusive golf packages for the adults of your group, this outstanding family-friendly facility in Galveston has so much to offer your family. First, you can explore the worlds’ oceans at a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium filled with creatures ranging from penguins to stingrays, and seals to sharks, and then you can go and cool yourself off in the Palm Beach portion of the park. Information regarding their operating hours, full feature schedule, ticket pricing, or passes can be found at their website, where you can plan a full family vacation within the great state of Texas!