Galveston is home to something truly spectacular: a trio of pyramids called Moody Gardens. One houses a rainforest, one an aquarium, and one is dedicated to scientific discoveries and activities. They line the waterfront and make for a truly spectacular skyline. All are worth a look when next you find yourself visiting Galveston, Texas.
The Rainforest Pyramid recently underwent extensive renovations and now offers an even greater experience than before. Ten stories house more than 1,000 species of exotic animals and plants, in an environment that has to be seen to be believed. Walkways lead visitors into the forest canopy, through cloud forests, and alongside enormous waterfalls. Visitors may also walk along the forest floor, moving from an Asian rainforest to a Central and South American rainforest to a African rainforest. There is really nothing like the Rainforest Pyramid anywhere else in the world.
The Aquarium Pyramid is, simply put, enormous. It has sections devoted to the North and South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the South Atlantic. It has tide pools, touch tanks, underwater classrooms, and more. The building is an impressive on the inside at its exterior, which is no mean feat.
The Discovery Pyramid features traveling exhibits from all across the United States. Bones: An Exhibit Inside You is currently on view; visitors learn all about bones, including how to keep our own bones healthy. Animal skeletons are also on exhibit.
Guests of Galveston Texas Bed and Breakfasts would do well to visit Moody Gardens, if for no other reason than to get close to these three large, beautiful, pyramids. Moody Gardens is open year round; for more information, please see Moody Gardens.