Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

Galveston

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Inside retired oil rig, three floors of interactive displays, scale models & exhibits showcase story of offshore drilling & oceanic energies

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Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Children must be under 18. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

Feet patter across three information-packed floors stacked inside the Ocean Star, a former drilling rig that spends its retirement as a museum and education center on Galveston's Pier 19. After two decades drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the rig has since been revamped and outfitted with interactive models and displays that illustrate the story of offshore oil, gas, and the energies that lurk beneath the world's oceans. Visitors can tap into videos for explanations of drilling, geology, and seismic topics, or stand next to scale models of production platforms. In addition to its lineup of eye-popping sites, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center harbors ongoing exhibits showcasing the industry's careers, history, and safety measures. Self-guided tours seven days a week enable guests to explore the rig's nooks at their own pace, while an onboard staff stands by to answer questions and courteously laugh at all petroleum-related knock-knock jokes.

Customer Reviews

Great!!!!!
L. R. · August 27, 2012
thanks for the fun
Venessa T. · June 10, 2012
It was a great experience we had 3 generations of family with us we we all enjoyed learning about the rig
Pat H. · March 30, 2012
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    Galveston

    Pier 19, Harborside Drive

    Galveston, TX 77550

    +14097667827

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