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The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Harborside Drive & 20th St, 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Another example of things that I don't know much about that are really fascinating when you take a minute to tour a museum like this. Very good exhibits . Lots of emphasis on safety and I can see why. I'm glad we took the time...More
Our family visited the Offshore Rig. Starts with a short movie, which was interesting and facts we had no idea of. Good to get a perspective of how big these rigs can be. Go after Labor Day during the week, not many there, we had...More
The wife and I enjoyed the museum, we did not know how many different types of off shore rigs there are. I realize that the oil industry has sponsored this museum and that they has lots of good things to say about the older rigs...More
Lots of good information but the presentation was very dated - felt like going to a 1960s museum. No interactive exhibits, no video presentations and we left feeling that we didn't have much of a feel for what the rig was actually like when it...More
Unique museum, not a Disney-fied mock-up of a rig but a real one, and in pretty good shape too.
Captions were well written, instructive, and complemented information you might have seen in textbooks or videos.
Really liked the interactive displays and short movies, straight from...More
My family and I visited here while on the Island for a few days. It's a great museum and goes into great detail about the oil industry history as well as current day activities. It has indoor and outdoor displays. We had recently been to...More
If you are in Galveston - GO HERE! On our trip, this was by far our favorite stop! The museum is designed to entertain and educate individuals of all ages. I learned so much about oil rigs around the world as well as life on...More
My adult kids and I visited the museum a couple of days ago. I never expected to be so fascinated while learning about hydrocarbons. The museum is very well organized and provides lots of 3D visuals for easier comprehension.
Go! You will be glad you...More
I would say more for school age children but little ones might like all the sounds and colors in the museum and the size of the rig set up outside.... My daughters were 9&11 and they weren't excited at first but had a great... More
I would say more for school age children but little ones might like all the sounds and colors in the museum and the size of the rig set up outside.... My daughters were 9&11 and they weren't excited at first but had a great time once we were inside.