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Texas Energy Museum

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Address: 600 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3305
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+1 409-833-5100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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History and science museum that tells the colorful story of Texas oil....

History and science museum that tells the colorful story of Texas oil. Discover petroleum science from geological formation in ancient seas to modern day refining. Experience the saga of the Spindletop oil field in 1901.

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Nice Museum - Lots of Technical Stuff

All of the interactive exhibits were working when we were there De. 6, 2016. It is an educational museum - lots of technical stuff. Allow about an hour unless you are really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 8, 2016
David S
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Mansfield, TX
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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

The museum never establishes a clear narrative, although it tries. It was difficult to follow some of the exhibits and understand the science. As an example, I had a difficult time following the refining exhibits, and I have a decent layperson's knowledge. There are some nicely restored vehicles in the museum.

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Mansfield, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

All of the interactive exhibits were working when we were there De. 6, 2016. It is an educational museum - lots of technical stuff. Allow about an hour unless you are really into the technical stuff.

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Thank David S
Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

It's neat for my kids to press buttons and on 2nd floor there's a balance and gravity exhibition for kids hands on just wish the adult price was $3 instead of $5 great for rainy day and great old memorabilia

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longview, tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We enjoyed strolling through the exhibits. They have exhibits with 'antique' oil field equipment. you can push a button and hear a story of how the oilfield developed in this area. There are lots of earth layer and composition displays, as well as exhibits that explain how the oil field worked in the past and some information about modern equipment.... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Enjoyed the various displays there. Real must if you are in the oil business. Lots of good historical perspectives on the development of oil and gas industry.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Interesting exhibits particularly about refining oil. Lots to read but a good video too. A big focus on oil as might be expected.

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Port Arthur, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Went with about 5 of my high school students. The displays were very interesting and the curator was there to explain in detail what some of the displays were about. A total learning experience to me as well as the students

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

a great museum to learn how energy works - fascinating exhibits - kids do like it - recommend - good to do with Gladys City too

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Thank BMTTexas
Algonquin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

This museum tell of the history of engery/fuel from the begging to now.It also show different fossil items from the area. The processing of oil from the earth to your gas tank,a day Thema you by products also produced from oil

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

I visited with my 8 year old granddaughter. We both had an Awesome experience. This is a very good Fun and Educational activity for all ages.

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