Ocean Star Museum

Ocean Star Drilling Museum

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.

Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
Pier 19, Galveston, TX USA
Phone: 409/766-STAR (7827)
Fax: 409/766-1242
Email: osmuseum@oceanstaroec.com
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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Star_Offshore_Drilling_Rig_&_Museum