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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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There is so much to see at this museum. There is a lot of reading, which I am not a fan of, but I really enjoyed it. There is some interaction as well, which makes it more interesting. I learned a lot about offshore drilling.
I used to work at a company that manufactured oil drilling equipment and I did the job invoicing so I was great to see the different tools and jars out n display. There’s a short 15 minute movie that talks about the history of drilling...More
Learned so much with this visit. Easy to spend a couple of hours looking at and reading about all the displays. Well worth the visit. Recommend to everyone. Then just a short walk over to the other Pier 21 attractions.
This is a museum that is definitely worth the time and cost. The Ocean Star is a jack-up Platform Oil Rig that has numerous interesting dioramas, films, and displays. Touring the various floors and decks gives one a good look at life and activities on...More
Absolutely incredible museum! Well put together exhibits and artifacts, cool location (being on a retired oil rig), and very informative but at no times boring. The staff were all extremely friendly and were more than willing to provide more information and guidance. Definitely one of...More
As an adult, I learned a lot about the petroleum industry during my visit. It's a nicely done museum for all ages if the adults in the group do a little to help the younger ones visiting with them understand the displays and exhibits.
We stayed by the rug at the Harbor House Hotel so simply walked across the parking lot to check this place out. Great value for money and extremely interesting to explore what was once a real working rig.