Visitors to the Ocean Star have the opportunity to explore an actual retired jack-up drilling rig. The museum features three floors of models and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore oil and gas from seismic technology to exploration and production. Scale models of production platforms, actual drill bits and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) as well as videos and exhibits explain drilling, geology, seismic, well servicing and production.
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum — (409) 766-7827
Located in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Visitors may look for ancestors on its computer database containing the names of more than 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States through Galveston, “’The Ellis Island of the West.” The Texas Seaport Museum is also home to Galveston Harbor Tours which offers a one hour historic harbor and dolphin watch tour.
Texas Seaport Museum/1877 Tall Ship Elissa — (409) 763-1877