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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
Moody Gardens
News Release
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter in the Gardens offers free egg hunts, face painting, crafts, petting zoo and more

GALVESTON, Texas – Celebrate Easter this year at Moody Gardens with the annual Easter in the Gardens April 16. The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. with free egg hunts, games and a petting zoo.

Easter egg hunts will spread across four time periods with each age group having two opportunities to participate in the hunt for brightly colored, candy-filled eggs. Egg hunts are scheduled for:

Egg Hunt No. 1

11 a.m.: ages 2-3 (parents allowed in this hunt)

11:30 a.m.: ages 4-5 (parents allowed in this hunt)

Noon: ages 6-7 (kids only)

12:30 p.m.: ages 8-9 (kids only)

Egg Hunt No. 2

1:30 p.m.: ages 2-3 (parents allowed in this hunt)

2 p.m.: ages 4-5 (parents allowed in this hunt)

2:30 p.m.: ages 6-7 (kids only)

3 p.m.: ages 8-9 (kids only)

The My First Easter photo opportunity area will be open to children 1 year old and younger from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Easter in the Gardens features a variety of free activities including face painting and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny when he hops by to join in the fun and photo taking.

Guests can also take advantage of two fantastic Easter buffets. Feast inside the Garden Restaurant from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16. Prices are $32.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors and $15.95 for children 5-12. Children 4 and younger eat complimentary with adult purchase. Walk-ins are welcomed, but reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, please call 409-683-4238. Or, sample treats at the Moody Gardens Hotel Easter Buffet from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 16. Prices are $55 for adults, $45 for seniors and $27 for children 4-12. Children 3 years and younger eat for free. Call 409-683-4466 to make a reservation.

Admission to Easter in the Gardens activities is free. For more information, call 800-582-4673 or visit

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.

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