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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

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Address: Harborside Drive & 20th St, 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409/766-7827
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Description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands...
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 interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production. This self guided museum is open seven days a week and offers visitors the unique opportunity to board an actual offshore rig. Welcome Aboard!
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It's a real offshore oil rig that is now out of commission and functions as a museum. Since I have zero background in the petroleum industry, I found this museum to be very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a real offshore oil rig that is now out of commission and functions as a museum. Since I have zero background in the petroleum industry, I found this museum to be very interesting. There is a good movie clip, there are very good models of oil drilling ships, there are mock-ups and clothes to wear. You can go outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed all the things to see , took lots of pics. So much to look at. We'll go back, I'd we ever get back that way. We live 10 hrs away lol. Was worth the cost.

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have seen some shows about oil drilling, it was really interesting to see the tools of the trade up close as well as being on the simulated oil rig. Well worth the 9 dollar admission.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't get to read every piece of information and watch every video, it still took us over 2 hours to tour this amazing museum. You learn so much here that the admission price feels like a bargain ($10). They have information on the origin of oil, the early days of oil exploration, the hall of fame which includes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am new to the oil & gas industry, and this museum is an actual rig. You can see where guys used to sleep & operate equipment. They also include several exhibits on the oil & gas industry in general. It's very informative, and I would say a "must see" for people who have relatives who work on oil rigs.

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Lumsden, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very informative and interesting museum. Would recommend to anyone involved in the oil and gas industry.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We thought this was worth it and very informative informative. Kids enjoyed it and we have them ranging from 1-14, the gift shop gives the kids a scavenger hunt for the walk out. Tour took about an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

not every city do you get a chance to check out an oil rig so do it.its around ten bucks and very interesting,a lot of info on drilling and recovery of oil,you have to pay to park but its only a couple bucks and you could go through at you're own pace in 45 minutes to an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Came here straight from the railroad museum. Its only maybe, a few blocks away. Glad we came. Great museum on a REAL oil rig. 3 floors of great and interesting items. And you can go outside and walk around on the rig itself. Not a lot of parking. The boardwalk to get there is cool and there are fishing boats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was a quick stop with A/C. Definitely interesting to check out the operations of offshore drilling.

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Additional Information about Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

Address: Harborside Drive & 20th St, 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409/766-7827
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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