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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
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We stumbled upon this place walking around the Strand and Wharf area and decided to go back. My husband kept asking me a gazillion questions about all the oil rigs offshore so it was a must. We learned so much and it was actually very...More
While the Ocean Star is an older type offshore drilling rig, the museum does give you a perspective of how drilling offshore wells is done and how things have changed over time, its well worth a couple of hours of your time.
I am not really interested in all the oil study, but I have to admit, this museum was pretty good. There is a lot of details, and a lot of exemples. My little cousins were really interested too so it's really for everyone.
We went to this museum as a sort of add on to our trip to the. Fisherman’s wharf area. Great find, we have no experience with off shore drilling and was fascinated with our this museum. The walkway to the platform was nice, lots of...More
As someone who spent time working in the oil and gas industry, I was eager to drag my leery husband to this attraction. He came with zero expectations and left wanting to learn more. Young kids will probably be bored. Pull up the website and...More
We needed an indoor excursion, and this was extremely interesting. I didn't expect it to have as much information as it did, and I feel I learned a lot - and enjoyed learning it. Lots of kid-friendly interactives as well. Able to tour an actual...More
Dan wanted to visit this site because we have oil and gas wells on our farm and he wanted to learn more. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the information about offshore drilling. We both found the exhibits to be well done and educational.