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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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This is the only place I’ve ever heard of that is an offshore drilling rig converted into a museum. Anytime anyone starts in the Olil and Gas industry. I highly recommend that they come down and...
This is the only place I’ve ever heard of that is an offshore drilling rig converted into a museum. Anytime anyone starts in the Olil and Gas industry. I highly recommend that they come down and... more »
Interesting museum where you learn about oil rigs and off shore drilling.We didn't know much about the off shore drilling industry, so it was fun to explore the retired rig and the displays on board..... more
Interesting museum where you learn about oil rigs and off shore drilling.We didn't know much about the off shore drilling industry, so it was fun to explore the retired rig and the displays on board..... more »
I was blown away by the engineering and technology that goes into offshore drilling. Very interesting museum.
I was blown away by the engineering and technology that goes into offshore drilling. Very interesting museum. more »
A fun and educational place for adults and kids. You'll be surprised that crude oil isn't just sitting. It's being manufactured by nature over 100's of years. Some of the rigs out at sea are standing on platforms as tall as the empire state building. The museum could use some updating (and a little marketing and programming would bring up attendance) but we enjoyed.
It is a super interesting place. I had no idea of the technis and technology that the oil and gas industry came up with. I liked all the miniature models. The only thing is that the place actually smells like oil; by the end of the tour I was starting to feel kind of dizzy. Overall very interesting and informative.
This decommissioned jack up rig is a converted museum offering a replete look at the world of offshore drilling. If you may try to read every bit of information allow for several hours, but even a few minutes spent there and you will come away having learned something. All the displays are quite informative and detailed. Speaking of info... the nearby parking is not cheap if you use the adjacent lots.
This museum was very interesting and educational, especially as relates to the crucial importance petroleum products play in our daily lives. It’s not really a mock-up of a working rig with all of the actual interior spaces (as I was expecting) but I did learn a lot about the geology and drilling techniques. The admission fees are very reasonable. For those who care (for some inexplicable reason) it is not CHL friendly. Texas has a convoluted set of enforced signage laws so know before you go.
Very interesting and neat. Different areas you can go through to explore the rig. They have various educational displays.
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