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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

Harborside Drive & 20th St, 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-766-7827
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Informative and Thorough, But Not What I Expected

This museum has so much information on oil drill platforms that you'll learn things you never knew... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bluebonnet2009
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Laurel, Maryland
Great learning

This is a great day stop for a few hours, parking can be a challenge, but worth a stop to see what... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Heatherjd24
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Dallas, Texas
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oil industry” (53 reviews)
“off shore” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Harborside Drive & 20th St, 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has so much information on oil drill platforms that you'll learn things you never knew you didn't know. Actual equipment is there to see and touch, films explain how things work, models of different platforms show details in miniature, and most aspects of...More

Thank Bluebonnet2009
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great day stop for a few hours, parking can be a challenge, but worth a stop to see what life can be like working on a rig.

Thank Heatherjd24
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very cool museum! Let's you get up close and personal with the inner workings of an offshore drilling rig and gives fascinating information on what they are actually doing and the pros and cons to our environment.

Thank Tami G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got drug out to this museum by my retired engineer father. The history is well put together, but the problem for me was the topic, not very scintillating even for a history buff.

Thank scrom1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can learn a lot about the oil industry by coming here. Very informative. But I think the best part is the great views of Galveston Bay. You can see the ships come and go, and since the oil rig is elevated, it offer great...More

Thank CoOlJoSh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique museum is very informative for all ages. The elevator between floors was a nice touch. They are in terrible need of an update for their introductory movie. The video quality was terrible, and technology displayed in the video was dated about 20 years....More

Thank kennethsY7291WH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to other positive reviews, Kids play dress up in roughneck gear. Cool models to see. And a true appreciation is gained for what it takes to get fuel to your vehicle. My favorite exhibit with the multitude of items that derive from petroleum...More

Thank Kendratx1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yea it's just a drilling rig and museum. Wrong - it's a destination that you can really see how it get's done and has been done in the past. A real rig with all the "stuff" you need to see and plenty of exhibits that...More

1  Thank 738billq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place for people of all ages to get a great education of the oil industry and what it takes to find and produce oil. It is very interesting. I will come to visit again!

Thank Noelia E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic tour and if you are a Senior 55 or older only $6 but even at full price $9 a bargain!!

Thank James J
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Shirley B
What is the price for senior adults?
26 February 2016|
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Response from Ginger R | Reviewed this property |
$6
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Jacqueline J
How much is admission fee?
7 February 2016|
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Response from TouringTwoTimers | Reviewed this property |
We are Seniors and paid $6.00 each for admission. However, we parked at Pier 21 and were charged $12 for parking having been there from 10AM to 4:15PM which actually comes out to be about $2 an hour. We did Ocean Star... More
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jesidawn
Is there parking available?
16 August 2015|
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Response from OffshoreRig | Property representative |
As previously mentioned, there is a variety of paid parking in the area, but the museum does not own or control any of the parking options.
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