Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Galveston

4.5
#1 of 11 in Museums in Galveston
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment, and interactive displays depicting the story of offshore oil exploration and production. This retired drilling rig created approximately 200 wells while active, and it's now a self-guided museum featuring drilling platform mock-ups, explanations about pipelines, drill bits, and tubing. Watch a video explaining drilling exploration facts, and take the skywalk out onto the drill floor of the rig. Hands-on exhibits provide interactive education for children. Put Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum into our Galveston online trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Galveston.
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  • Loved this self-guided museum. Excellent exhibits and videos explaining every part of offshore drilling. We also had a personal guide - our nephew, who is a geologist for a local petroleum company and...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. Very good exhibits , movies and experience! Very glad we went!  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit! I gained a lot of new knowledge, I have a much better understanding and visual of what really goes down on the offshore rig sites and I have a much better appreciation for the oil industry. The equipment and models inside the museum are outstanding!! Definitely going back! If you or a loved one is in the oil field I HIGHLY recommend this place!!
  • This is a good family outing. Very informative and up close and personal about life and work on an oil rig. The goal of oil rigs, how they work, the process of pumping oil and the history. Self guided tour. You can actually walk out to the oil deck and see the drill.

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