Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Galveston

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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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  • Learning about the evolution of the oil industry and what it's like to work on an off-shore oil rig was so interesting. Lots of great displays and information. The models they have there are so... 
    Learning about the evolution of the oil industry and what it's like to work on an off-shore oil rig was so interesting. Lots of great displays and information. The models they have there are so...  more »
  • This should be a must visit for everyone to learn more about our oil industry. It is interesting to see an old oil rig. There are displays for adults and kids alike and we all learned so much. The... 
    This should be a must visit for everyone to learn more about our oil industry. It is interesting to see an old oil rig. There are displays for adults and kids alike and we all learned so much. The...  more »
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  • Very Informative Adventure! If you are as curious as I was by asking - "How do they do that?" Then you will thoroughly enjoy the OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE DRILLING RIG MUSEUM. It was so amazing to get a detailed explanation of HOW they are able to build and use these super OFFSHORE DRILLS in the middle of the ocean. I was so impressed to see first hand this feat of engineering marvel. The documentary film included in the price was super helpful to explain this process to me and the exhibits were top notch. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
  • Allow at least 2 hours to see all the interesting stuff in this museum. Everything -and more- that you ever wanted to know about offshore drilling. There's a few interactive displays. Nice movie - start off with that if you have time. It was great to be able to go outside and see some of the heavy duty equipment, as well as beautiful views!

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