Oilfield Energy Center

Creating Energy Awareness
and fostering STEM Education

Museum Contact:
  20th Street & Harborside, Galveston, TX
   Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Oilfield Energy Center:
Houston Office   713-840-1753

Energy Awareness
different energy companies are members of the OEC, creating awareness and opportunity across the globe.

Every year, 259,554 students learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through our educational programs.

Over 40,000 visitors immersed in our museum experience each year, learning about the vital role oil & gas plays in our daily lives.

Did you know…

that without oil, everyday items we depend on, like our cell phones, wouldn’t exist?!


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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Become a Member of the OEC Today!

Do you have a passion for the energy industry? Are you interested in oil and gas and how it impacts our daily lives? If so, join a dynamic group of individuals and businesses supporting energy awareness, STEM Education, and the Ocean Star Museum. There are four levels of membership, all benefiting from Museum entrance passes, gift shop discounts and The Star newsletter.

Fox Nation – What Made America Great
Featuring the Ocean Star

We are so excited to share with you the episode on Fox Nation, What Made America Great, which features the OEC Ocean Star Museum.  A wonderful feature showing the history of Oil and Gas, and a superb showcase of our gem in Galveston!

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