Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center
Hours: Open Daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Check HERE for updates.
UPDATE: Please see the latest review HERE!
My 5 year old, Joe, can spend hours looking at the Weiss Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. In an effort to encourage his curiosity but add a little variety (for his parents), we headed to Galveston to the Ocean Star Offshore Rig Museum.
The Ocean Star Museum is housed in a retired jackup drilling rig. There are three floors of models and interactive displays that show the history of offshore oil and gas. There are movies, scale models, actual drill bits, vehicles and more. There is also a third floor skywalk to the drill floor of the rig. Check out the virtual tour HERE and HERE.
The kids and I entered through the gift shop, purchased tickets and took the little pedestrian bridge to the rig. The kids loved walking over the water and Oilman Joe felt very important going out to a real oil rig.
It took us about an hour to tour the rig before heading out to lunch and the beach. I recommend you check out Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum next time you are in Galveston. I know Oilman Joe will take us there again soon!