What is it?
As you overlook the Gulf of Mexico from Galveston, you will probably see some oil rigs. I bet you didn’t know that each rig you see is a small community of people living in them doing important work using specialized equipment
Learn more about what they do by visiting the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum. The Ocean Star Rig was retired converted into a unique three-story museum for the public which is operated by the Offshore Energy Center.
The Museum is dedicated to the offshore gas and oil industry. It is housed on a retired jack-up rig which is set up in the harbor of Galveston.
What You Can Learn/Exhibits
- Offshore Drilling: takes visitors on a journey of the technical process of extracting oil and gas offshore.
- The Pipe Deck houses exhibits and equipment too huge to be stored inside the museum, such as a drill pipe, blowout preventer, and a cementing unit.
- The Drill Floor is underneath the derrick and was where the work hole drilling is done
- The Hall of Fame recognizes those technologies and persons who took the industry to sea such as George and Herman Brown, former president George H. W. Bush, and many more.
Hours of Operation and Address
Address: 2002 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
Hours: Sunday- Saturday; 10AM- 5PM
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day
What is The Price for Admission?
Seniors 55+ and Military- 8 Dollars
Adults= 10 Dollars
Students (7-16) = 6 Dollars
Children 6 And Under= Free
Note that pricing and hours are subject to change, please confirm on their website here.