Less than an hour from downtown Houston, the world's petroleum capital, the Offshore Energy Center (OEC) operates its facility, the Ocean Star. This totally unique museum and learning center is located on Galveston's Pier 19, at Harborside Drive and 20th Street, just one block off The Strand.
Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig which now serves as a museum and educational facility. From geological exploration, to drilling, to oil and gas production, you will see offshore drilling equipment, exhibits and videos on three levels of this refurbished offshore drilling rig.
To more fully enjoy your tour, be sure to get your copy of the official "Ocean Star Self-Guiding Souvenir Tour Guide Book." Available at the Gift Shop, it has more than 150 photos and concise information about the museum's displays, models and equipment.
Seniors over 55: $6
Students (age 7-18): $5
Children 6 & Under: Free
Hours of Operation
Open daily: 10am - 6pm
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
*Note: Last admission ticket is sold one hour prior to closing. Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.