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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

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S&S wrote a review Jan 23
Grayslake, Illinois3 contributions
Enjoyed our trip to the museum, even though it was during covid restrictions. Very informative and eye opening. How oil touches our everyday lives is remarkable. As well as the science and resources that go into this industry. My husband enjoyed the rig, but I enjoyed the exhibit information better.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Chuck M wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California217 contributions95 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my visit to the Ocean Star Museum. The curators and staff do an excellent job informing visitors about the complexities of exploring/drilling for oil and gas. I had no real idea about the science, engineering and technology that goes into producing the energy needs of a modern (and developed) nation such as the United States. I certainly came away from my visit with a much greater appreciation of VERY hard work the men & women in the energy industry do to make our lives easier and more comfortable. Truly fascinating! The museum is expertly laid out and easy to navigate. The displays are comprehensive and very well done. I was particularly impressed with the information provided about how the industry focuses, as a critical priority, on safety and environmental protection. I think it is very important for people to know and understand just how seriously the energy industry takes these two priorities. The museum consists of three display floors, and outdoor displays. During these COVID-19 times, the museum adheres to health & safety protocols. You must wear a mask and practice proper social distancing. Not a problem! It didn't slow us down at all. In fact, it even made the visit more enjoyable as we could take our time and learn from the displays without feeling rushed or crowded. Just one word of caution. If you visit on a rainy day, be very careful while exploring the outside areas. The walkways are very slippery when wet. In sum, the Ocean Star Museum is well worth an investment of a couple hours. Very informative and interesting. I would visit again! Museum admission is about $10,00, and these is a small gift store at the reception area. However, there is no food/drink concessions at the museum.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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CinnysMom wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellsboro37 contributions14 helpful votes
Four of us toured the oil rig. It was fascinating to see the types of rigs, as well as, to see the changes in technology over the years. We took longer touring the rig than what we had originally planned, but that was due to the amount of displays and information that was available. Very enjoyable and informative.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Bunmaster2014 wrote a review Dec 2020
Boca Raton, Florida6,618 contributions936 helpful votes
The rig itself is the museum. There are three floors. Admission for adults is $10. It's cheaper for seniors and children. I watched a short introductory video, then walked around on my own. Not crowded. I was able to maintain social distancing. Most Interesting and edifying as I knew nothing about oil rigs. Well worth the price of admission.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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colin g wrote a review Nov 2020
Houston, Texas3 contributions3 helpful votes
Fun and very informative. Worth seeing. I have always had a hard time picturing how drilling works. They had all sorts of displays that show every step of the process very clearly.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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