Two Nights Of Terror at Moody Gardens

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Moody Gardens activities include horror movies, ‘Reignforest of Terror,” trick-or-treating and more this month!

Guests have enjoyed trick-or-treating and a kid’s costume contest at Ghostly Gardens for years. This year Moody Gardens expands the tradition to include two new special activities to stir even the most unshakeable adults.

For the Adults

The Night Terror Film Festival

The Night Terror Film Festival will run October 20th and 27th. Each night features four classic horror-movie titles. This Film Fest is strictly for audiences 18 years of age and older. Tickets are $25 per person that provides admission to all four films, plus a popcorn and beverage. A special menu of ghoulish fare and spirits will be available for purchase to take guests to the bewitching hour.

October 20th schedule:

  • 5pm: “Beetlejuice”
  • 6:45pm: “The Exorcist”
  • 9pm: “The Shining”
  • 11:45pm: “Nightmare on Elm Street”

October 27th schedule:

  • 5pm: “The Conjuring”
  • 7:10pm: “Annabelle”
  • 9:05pm: “The Conjuring 2”
  • 11:35pm: “Annabelle: Creation”

The Reignforest of Terror

The Reignforest of Terror event, also scheduled for October 27th, takes guests on an after-hours theatrical tour through the Rainforest Pyramid that highlights the scary truths animals face in the wild.

This event is also strictly for audiences 18 years of age and older. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first served basis by time slot at $25 per person.

Tours start at 6pm and are scheduled every half hour with the last tour starting at 8:30pm with participant check-in required 15 minutes prior to the tour. The year’s ticket sales will support ocelot conservation.   

For the Kids

It’s a family affair with activities for the kids on October 28th with the annual Ghostly Gardens celebration.

Children and their families can participate in free trick-or-treating throughout the Moody Gardens property, Creepy Crafts, face-painting and other fun activities from 2pm to 4pm. The event will also include a kid’s costume contest for children 12 years old and younger. Prizes will be awarded to the participant with the best costume in each of the different age groups.

The costume contest will kickoff at 3pm in the Garden Lobby of the Visitor’s Center.

All guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume the day of the event. Families with at least one member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount to the Rainforest Pyramid, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, Discovery Museum, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, paying just $5 per attraction per person.

For more information call (409)744-4673 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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