Galveston Spring Break 2023 – Top Things to do, Events & Activities!

Galveston Spring Break 2023 – Top Things to do, Events & Activities!
Galveston Spring Break

Galveston Spring Break

Galveston Spring Break 2023 is almost here and there are plenty of fun events & activities lined up for both locals and visitors, alike! So, don’t forget to book your trip and enjoy Spring Break with your family and friends at the famous playground of the Southwest – Galveston Island!

Galveston TX Spring Break offers fun and exciting activities — from Mardi Gras pageantry at the Bryan Museum to FREE Sandcastle Building Lessons from a professional sandcastle builder! There are also aqua parks, theme parks, and even a museum on a ship – so many options and events you can include in your itinerary when you are planning for your Spring Break Galveston getaway!

So, whether you are searching for “Galveston Texas Spring Break,” “Spring Break Galveston 2023,” or “things to do in Galveston for spring break,” we got you covered!

With its warm weather and beautiful beaches and a roster of fun places to be, Galveston Island spring break is not something you want to miss out on! Here is a list of the Best Events during  Galveston Spring Break 2023 — check it out!


Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

Check out our articles on Spring Break 2023 in Houston, Spring Break Camps in Houston, and Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

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Galveston Spring Break 2023 – Curated Events & Activities

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Spring Break | Image Credit: Pleasure Pier FB Page

Galveston Spring Break | Image Credit: Pleasure Pier FB Page

Plenty of attractions and rides await you and your family here at Pleasure Pier. It also has plenty of restaurants and retail shops, so you can eat, have fun, shop, and bond all in one place.

Plus, if you and your family love theme parks, then the unlimited ride admissions using the Spring Break Pass is something you should instantly avail yourself of when you visit Pleasure Pier!

Note: Pleasure Pier will be closed on March 8 – 9, check the website for hours of operation.

When: March 3 – 19, 2023 | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Where: 2501 Seawall Blvd Galveston, Texas 77550
How Much: $79.99 (plus tax)


Moody Gardens: Spring Break Adventures

Galveston Spring Break | Moody Gardens Page

Galveston Spring Break | moodygardens.com

Have fun and learn this Spring Break! Spring Adventures are an exciting way to start your day at Moody Gardens. Participants will have an early entrance to the corresponding attraction prior to other guests with a private tour. The adventure continues with a focused educational program and Ambassador Animal presentation. After the program participants may enter the same attraction for additional viewing on their own.

This is the complete list of programs your kids can participate in:

  • Saturday, March 11 – Amazing Amazon Animals (Check-in 9:15 am Rainforest Entrance)
  • Sunday, March 12 – Kelp Forest Kings (Check-in 9:15 am Aquarium Entrance)
  • Monday, March 13 – Nocturnal Animals (Check-in 9:15 am Rainforest Entrance)
  • Tuesday, March 14 – Shark Scientists (Check-in 9:15 am Aquarium Entrance)
  • Wednesday, March 15 – Investigating Insects (Check-in 9:15 am Rainforest Entrance)
  • Thursday, March 16 – Deep Sea Discoveries (Check-in 9:15 am Aquarium Entrance)
  • Friday, March 17 – Exploring Our Senses (Check-in 9:15 am Rainforest Entrance)
  • Saturday, March 18 – Wetland Wonders (Check-in 9:15 am Aquarium Entrance)

When: March 11 – 18, 2023
Where: One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554
How Much: $30 per person adult & youth (2 and under free) | Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.


Galveston Children’s Museum: Spring Break STEM Camps

Galveston Spring Break - galvestoncm.org

Galveston Spring Break | galvestoncm.org

Show your kids how fun it is to learn about Science and the world through Galveston Children’s Museum’s Spring Break Camps! Activities and programs are designed to enhance your child’s creativity, curiosity, and comprehension, through the various challenges stored during this camp.

Of course, playtime is part of this event, and they will get to meet new friends while exploring the many treasures inside the museum. The camp is for ages 4-10. 
When:  March 13 – March 17, 2023
Where: 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $50 per camper | $45 for members


Galveston Spring Break 2023 – Things to do

Artist Boat: Spring Break ECO-Camp 2023

Galveston Spring Break - artist boat

Image Credit: artistboat.org

Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2023 Spring Break Day camp sessions! Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art and exploration of Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Each camper will create high-quality art projects and explore like a young naturalist. Each day is a different theme. Come for one or come for all!

This year its Camp Theme: is Gulf of Mexico Mania and here’s the list of activities:

  • Monday, March 13th – Whale of a Time
  • Tuesday, March 14th – Shark Tales
  • Wednesday, March 15th – Feathers & Flowers
  • Thursday, March 16th – Turtle Time
  • Friday, March 17th – Keep Our Seas Plastic Free

When: March 13 – 17, 2023
Where: 13330 Settegast Road, Galveston, TX 77554 
How Much: $80 for Students (Ages 5 to 10)


Galveston Railroad Museum

Galveston Spring Break - Galveston Railroad Museum

Image Credit: galvestonrrmuseum.org

Who isn’t interested in and fascinated with trains? Luckily, you can experience a day of train adventure at the Galveston Railroad Museum! Take a tour, eat in a dining car, and ride a caboose when you visit this place.
When: Open Daily | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Adults: $12 | Seniors 65+/Military: $9 | Ages 3-12 yrs $6 | 2& Under: Free  | Train Rides add $7


FREE Professional Sandcastle Building Lessons

Galveston Spring Break - East Beach

Galveston Spring Break | Image Credit: East Beach

FREE Sandcastle Building Lessons are coming back for Spring Break at East Beach! On Saturdays, March 11 and 18, the events will take place at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm by the water’s edge, straight down from the East Beach Pavilion. Registration is not required.
When: March 11 and 18, 2023 | 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: 193-199 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: FREE


Galveston Spring Break 2023

Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark

Galveston Spring Break | schlitterbahn.com

Galveston Spring Break | schlitterbahn.com

What would your Spring Break be if you don’t spend time soaking under the sun and enjoying gigantic water rides? Enjoy a thrilling day in this waterpark that has tons of rides, surfing waves, lazy rivers, and slides! The perfect place to go with your family and friends if you all want to enjoy a cool day.

When: Open Daily
Where: 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554
How Much: Starts at $39.99 plus tax; To check out prices on your target dates of visit, check their booking portal here.


Galveston Island Horse and Pony Rides

Galveston Spring Break | Galveston Island Horse and Pony Rides Facebook Page

Galveston Spring Break | Image Credit: Galveston Island Horse and Pony Rides FB Page

You can’t say you’ve been to Texas without at least seeing a horse! But, if you want to take it up a notch, then use the Spring Break as your chance to learn how to ride a horse!

This family-oriented business in Galveston offers horse and pony rides by the beach. That means a scenic view of the sea and sky while you ride on a pretty, galloping horse. That’s definitely an adventure you do not want to pass up.

When:  Wednesday – Sunday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 193-199 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550 (Located inside East Beach)
How Much: $60 30-minute guided beach trail ride | $80 60-minute guided beach trail ride | $100 60-minute private sunset ride


Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

Galveston Spring Break - Ocean Star Museum

Galveston Spring Break | Image Credit: Energy Education Foundation FB Page

A museum on a ship? You can find that in Galveston, too! The Ocean Star is a retired drilling rig that was converted into a Museum in 1997. It showcases ship equipment and many informational displays that can help you visualize and appreciate the ins and outs of a drilling rig, and all other ships for that matter. 
When:  Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 2002 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Adults $10 | Seniors $8 | Military $8 | Youth (6-18) $6 | Under 6 Years Free | Family Package $30

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