Day 1 You'll See:
- Schlitterbahn Water Park
Day 2 You'll See:
- Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
- Galveston Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watching
- 1892 Bishop's Palace
Day 3 You'll See:
- A Day at the Beach!
Day 4 You'll See:
- Moody Gardens
- The Strand Historic District
Day 5 You'll See:
- NASA Space Center
Your 5 Day Galveston, Texas Educational Tour is a wonderful learning opportunity in an idyllic setting. Galveston island, while known for its luxury, is also a great place to learn about the world around us. Due to it's setting it is idealy suited for study but don't worry, there is plenty of time for fun in the sun!
Schlitterbahn Water Park
For year round fun, the newest Schlitterbahn Park, conveniently located next door to Moody Gardens, features uphill water coasters, water slides, kid's playgrounds, whitewater rapids, wave pool, hot tubs, plus the Boogie Bahn surf ride and more.
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
The Ocean Star is a retired drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production.
Galveston Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watching
Don't miss this chance to get a new perspectve on Galveston Bay and the historic Port of Galveston. The Galveston Harbor Boat Tour offers knowledgeably narrated tours that explore the wide variety of birds and marine life that teems in the bay. Playful dolphins almost always show up to entertain themselves by watching the red-and-white boat and it's passengers.
1892 Bishop's Palace
Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for it's architectural signifcance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the fmaily of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman. The Bishop Palace is recognized as one the America's finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance.
A Day at the Beach!
Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
Moody Gardens is a perfect day trip which allows you to spend some of the day inside and some outside so there is a chance to escape the heat. Pack your swimming gear if you plan to take in every part of Moody Gardens.
The Strand Historic District
While strolling along The Strand, duck into any of the historic buildings, saved and restored by the Galveston Historical Society. Visitors can spend hours walking about this historic area!
NASA Space Center
Located just outside Galveston, the NASA Space Center Houston is the official visitor center for NASA Johnson Space Center. Stop by on your way home and spend a few hours or all day. There are many things to see and do depending on your interest.