Educating, Recognizing, Advancing

Statement from the Ocean Star Museum regarding COVID-19 reopening plans:

As part of a tourism destination community, we realize how important attractions like museums are to visitors to Galveston.

Though museums were included in the first phase of the reopening plan for Texas, the Ocean Star Museum will remain closed at this time.  We are utilizing this period to implement overall changes to our exhibits and enhancements to the facility to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, and to continue to offer the exceptional museum experience visitors expect.

We will confirm a reopening timeline as soon as we determine that we can do so with proper safety measures in place.  We hope all visitors to the island will operate with caution and follow guidelines for keeping themselves, their families, and those around them happy, safe and healthy

Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or keep checking here on our website for further updates. Telephone us on 713-840-1753 or email

Although our physical Gift Shop is closed temporarily,  we are still taking web site orders from our online shop! Please feel free to contact our Gift Shop Manager, Kali, at for any questions.

Earth Science GT Workshops: We will continue with our slated schedule of workshops; however these will be via online workshops until further notice. If you would like to register for our online workshop click here.

For more information please email Doris Tomas at

Museum Info:
  20th Street & Harborside, Galveston, TX
   10am-5pm daily


Visitors to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center enjoy experiencing the offshore industry first-hand on an actual retired jack-up drilling rig.

Gift Shop

Shop Ocean Star's gift shop in person or online for petroleum/oil and gas industry gifts, jewlery, books, CD's and DVD's, all with oil and gas related themes.


Through the Education Outreach Programs,
Oilfield Energy Center promotes awareness and understanding of offshore energy among students and educators.


View our calendar for upcoming Museum Events, Teacher Workshops and other Educational Opportunities.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame recognizes those persons and technologies that took the industry to sea. Find out more here.

About Us

The Oilfield Energy Center is based in Houston, the world’s energy capital. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center is docked at Pier 19 in Galveston, less than an hour from downtown Houston, which makes it a wonderful showcase in a perfect location for an “offshore” experience.

Our See Hear & Do Educational Programs Guide provides in-depth information about what the OEC and the Ocean Star have to offer. From general museum info to continuing teacher education to our travelling exhibitions, this comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know about our programming.
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OEC SOCIETY Membership

Do you have a passion for the energy industry? Are you interested in oil and gas? If so, why not join a dynamic group of individuals supporting the Ocean Star Museum? There are five levels of membership to choose from, all benefiting from Museum entrance passes, gift shop discounts and The Star newsletter.

The OEC SOCIETY is a volunteer guild that promotes a spirit of community via networking and fundraising events to support the missions of the OEC and the Ocean Star.

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