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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  • As massive as this is, it is a relatively small oil rig. Worth a trip to glimpse the world of off shore oil rigs. The technology involved is amazing. The models are especially interesting in showing.....  more »
  • There is a lot to read here. I recommend you should probably get the self audio tour, although no one offered that to us. I think we would have enjoyed it more. I have a new appreciation for the....  more »
  • This is a must stop if you like museums, models, science, engineering, boats, or simply want to sit and look at the Galveston Port. Even though it is a retired oil rig, most parts of the museum are wheelchair accessible. You may have some issues outside on the first floor and near the ticket booth/gift shop. I hope that they offer an alternative entrance. In addition, this is a Blue Star Museum for military families during the summer.
  • Really much more interesting and informative than I thought it would be. It is absolutely educational. I had no idea about most of it. Watch the movie, it is worth it. Must take a lot of man hours to keep it so well maintained. The exhibits are well planned and easy to learn from.
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