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Texas Energy Museum

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An interesting museum. Not that big, and a lot of reading. But we left and knew a lot more about... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Educational museum focusing on oil.

This is a good educational, interesting, museum. It is very educational, and my junior high... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Maude2014 H
San Antonio
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“second floor”(3 reviews)
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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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600 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3305
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Beaumont was the place where the Texas oil industry got started, and this good little museum, funded in part by generous grants from oil giants among others, does an admirable job of chronicling it. For a very reasonable admission fee, you get to wander through...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

An interesting museum. Not that big, and a lot of reading. But we left and knew a lot more about oil and energy. Interesting live-displays, a bit difficult to understand for foreigners.

Thank Joemcvey
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is a good educational, interesting, museum. It is very educational, and my junior high grandchildren enjoyed it. It is next to the Art Museum. There is a fee.

Thank Maude2014 H
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

As it's all about drilling/refining oil for petroleum. Otherwise it would include wind and solar, both of which Texas leads America in! However it is a beautiful museum where a lot of effort has gone in to tell a story. I particularly liked the sun...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

This is a nice small museum. It really tells you a lot about energy in a nice way. Some information about the history of energy but also some things for the smaller kids to look at and learn. The museum is nice, clean and easy...More

Thank Pia S
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The museum is informative and the staff is friendly. However the museum is light on information and the layout is hard to follow. With more oil money investment this could be great.

Thank carriep75
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...More

Thank cgny1fwd
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.

Thank David S
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

Thank ampoe1
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...More

Thank starcriers
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