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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

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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
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Harborside Drive & 20th St, 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There's a lot more to offshore drilling than you might think. There's a whole lot more going on under the water than you see on top. This is a relatively cheap museum with lots of interesting information about something near and dear to our environment...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Buzzard92
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum with a friend because we are teachers and wanted to learn more about offshore drilling. It is a very informative museum and I learned a lot but I wish some of the dates were more current for their statistics.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a wonderful display of how Oil industry on Offshore works. Great learning and thrown light on basics of offshore drilling and oil exploration. Must visit when you are around Houston and Galveston, TX.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dhayenandan
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting, a lot of information gained about offshore, people would love it who has back ground in offshore or works in oil, i say not for young children think they would find it boring but over all very enjoyable visit and good value

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank phil1692
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids are 10 and 7 years old and were a little bored. My husband and I would have stood and read everything if they had been more interested. The museum and price were amazing! It was so crazy to see the equipment and cost...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank amandawR9339HI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Texas is oil and gas country and what better place to learn about both is on this drilling rig/museum. Self-guided tour on 3 floors with plenty of interesting photos, displays, videos and equipment. You can spend an hour or several hours roaming the different floors...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very informative with all sorts of displays. enjoyed my hour or so that i spent wondering around the museum. never felt rushed by anyone or pressured to buy anything at the gift shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnp030356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this a few times so decided to check it out. The museum has a lot of donated oilfield items and some very interesting exhibits to see. For me it was a good opportunity to see the size of the equipment used for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Andypequeno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 4 boys ages 1-15 enjoyed this self-guided tour. Our older kids obviously enjoyed it more. Lots of interactive activities and exhibits. It was a decent price for an hour or two of learning!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HuskerTriMomof3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our troop did a guided tour and STEM activity here. Our guide, Wyatt, was absolutely great! He was very knowledgeable as well as patient, especially when we had to begin to wrangle the kids in when their attention started wandering. The STEM activity at the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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February 12, 2018|
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Response from 391jimic | Reviewed this property |
Maybe more geared towards elder family members and teenagers
January 22, 2018|
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Response from ldasilva944 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it is wheel chair accessible. There are ramps and elevators.
January 22, 2018|
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Response from AnselmColom | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is as described in the other answer. It’s a long ramp. Plenty of space but doubt your be able to get the outside deck.