We most recently had the chance to visit The Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid during our end of summer family vacation and I am glad we added it to our schedule. Moody Garden's is a large tourist attraction for those in the Houston Metroplex, but since we visited during the off season we just about had the entire Rainforest pyramid to ourselves. I absolutely love when this happens because it just makes the experience that much sweeter. I don't necessarily look forward to the days when we can only take vacation a couple times a year, along with the other thousands of families. If only Atlas could stay three forever!
The indoor rainforest at Moody Gardens was absolutely gorgeous! It felt as if we had walked inside an actual rainforest, with bright colored birds, exotic plants and even more humidity than south Texas has to offer. The exotic plant life was my most favorite part of the trip including the massive fiddle fig trees in the middle of the pyramid. I also loved the pink birds if you can' t tell from our photos! We leisurely walked along the paths of the rainforest, learning about the many endangered animals that live there including bats, giant amazon river otters (Atlas's favorite), and Chinese alligators. We love adventures that offer opportunity for Atlas to learn about the world we live in and The Moody Garden's Rainforest offers both learning and exploration, making it the perfect Texas adventure for kids. It was the perfect end of summer outing and we are planning to go back this Winter to see the Ice Land Ice Sculptures.