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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Moody Gardens for the Debut of the "SpongeBob SubPants Adventure"

Original Moody Gardens Press Release via Business Wire:

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Moody Gardens for the Debut of the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

May 12, 2015 05:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

GALVESTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moody Gardens will host a Memorial Day weekend full of festive entertainment for the entire family with the debut of the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure on Saturday, May 23.

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Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 23, with an instrumental version of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song. The event will conclude at 10 a.m. with a special ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Moody Gardens President and CEO John Zendt; Marc Epstein, Nickelodeon's Senior Vice President of Sports, Recreation and New Business Marketing and City of Galveston representatives to officially kick-off the opening of Moody Gardens' newest permanent attraction.

Moody Gardens' New SpongeBob SubPants Adventure (Photo: Business Wire)

Throughout the holiday weekend, guests will have the chance to join in on the fun with free activities and arts-and-crafts for all ages. Nickelodeon Illustrators will also be present Saturday and Sunday to create original SpongeBob SquarePants artwork. Winners will be randomly chosen at each SpongeBob SubPants Adventure show May 23 and 24 to take these illustrations home with them from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates.

Children and parents view a brass dive helmet and crab trap near the Bikini Bottom mural before entering the new Nickelodeon SpongeBob SubPants Adventure. It opens Memorial Day Weekend at the Discovery Pyramid at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

As a special treat for fans of the hit animated series, Nickelodeon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star will be available for a special Meet and Greet opportunity. As a part of Saturday's opening day celebration, Houston's Sweft Dance Troupe will feature hourly performances as they show guests and Nickelodeon's character Sandy Cheeks how to line dance with songs themed around her home state of Texas.

Children and parents wearing 3D glasses enjoy a wild and silly submarine voyage as they're immersed in special effects during the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure opening Memorial Day Weekend at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure is a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that allows guests to go on a submarine voyage to explore the world of Bikini Bottom with the help of their captain, Patrick Star. Visitors are able to choose their path through the wild and silly deep-sea adventure and have real-time conversations with Patrick. The attraction takes visitors from digital to real time through exciting 4D sensory elements bringing the adventure to life through scents, like the smell of sunscreen, bubbles they pop above their heads and bouncing beach balls.

This attraction takes excitement to new depths in a non-stop whirlwind of surprises with fun for the whole family to enjoy only at Moody Gardens. Admission is $18.95 for adults and $16.95 for seniors and children. It is also included in a Moody Gardens Value Pass.

For more information, call (800) 582-4673 or visit You can also follow Moody Gardens on Twitter and Facebook.

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

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