This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moody Gardens. All opinions are my own.
Moody Gardens is unlike any other attraction I have ever visited. No where else can you experience such a wide variety of attractions all in one place. Moody Gardens was a huge part of our first EVER family vacation four years ago and we were so excited to return. Here are 10 reasons you should visit Moody Gardens this summer:
1. 4D Special FX Theater–Have I mentioned how much I love 4D theaters? I LOVE 4D THEATERS! Ha ha. We began our day with Rio Rainforest Adventure, which takes you through a shortened version of the movie.
In 3D you feel like part of the action. The wind, misters, and leg ticklers did not disappoint, but oh my word I was not prepared for something to poke me in the back! In fact, I wasn’t prepared for it all three times it happened because it was my screams and laughter that followed that could be heard throughout the theater EVERY time.
2. Rainforest Pyramid. In the Rainforest you will experience rare and close-up encounters with plants and animals from the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
I remembered these monkeys from my first visit and they did not disappoint. Loose in the rainforest they seem very accustomed to people and really put on a show.
There were always handlers nearby, but don’t be surprised if they run right by you or…practically perch on your shoulder. I love this photo I caught with the monkey on the rock right behind my sister Miriam.
Our family is very interested in dragons! My daughter flipped out (in her own subdued teenager way of course) when she saw this Komoto Dragon, behind glass of course. 😉
We happened in the area right when Moody Gardens was doing a butterfly release, so neat to see these recently hatched…is hatched the right word?…butterflies fly out of the net.
And the birds, how I love the beautiful birds in the Moody Gardens Rainforest.
These were just a few of my favorite photos from the Rainforest. There is so, so much to see.
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Wish we had a place like this close-by. It makes all the difference in whether a trip like this is affordable or not. Lucky you for having it in your “backyard”. Texas looks like a great place to live.
It really is nice to have so many great attractions within just a few hours of driving. When you make it to Texas, you’ll have to check it out! 😉