Museum Programs

On the second Saturday of every month from 10:00am to 3:00pm, the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day.  Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the oil and gas industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using hands-on activities or experiments. We encourage parents to bring their children aboard and experience family-learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Children under 18 years of age are admitted FREE with a paying chaperoneCheck out our Events Calendar or our Facebook Page to see what this month’s activity will be! Please note: This special discount is designed for individual ticket sales and not meant to be combined with guided group tours or other museum programs.

The Ocean Star Museum provides scouts the unique opportunity to meet some of the requirements for various levels of Scout Energy and Earth Science projects onboard a retired drilling rig. Workshops are available on a case-by-case basis, as requested by scout troops. We require a minimum of 10 scouts per workshop and reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. The cost is $15/Scout and $8/Chaperone. We also provide additional options for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Come stay the night aboard the rig! We offer our Overnight Program for any type of scout, school, or organized youth group. The base price is $750 and that is for a minimum of 17 people (adults and youth combined). Each additional person after the initial 17 will be $45, with a maximum of up to 25 people. We do require a contract and deposit in advance and at least one month’s advance notice. We reserve the Overnight Program on a Friday or Saturday night, depending on availability. Please note: This program is not a Scout-specific program, and we do not do badge related scout activities during the overnight. The activities are designed for people aged 8 – 14 years old, and no one under the age of 6 is allowed to participate in the overnight program.

This booklet contains sixteen pages of interactive activities and games that relate to various exhibits on and around the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. It not only provides a record of the child’s visit but engages them to find answers and encourages family communication. These are available to all youth at the museum or click here to download a PDF copy.

Explore the museum on the road or from the comfort of your own home with our STREAM Packets. With hands-on activities and lessons correlated directly to the Museum Guidebook, learn all about the oil and gas industry in this fun and STREAM-oriented way. Our K-5 and Grades 6-8 packets have been curated to focus on objectives and concepts specific to each age group. To purchase a STREAM Packet with Museum Guidebook, please click here.

Add another layer of fun (and competition?) to your tour of the Ocean Star with this Selfie Scavenger Hunt. While exploring the museum, read the clues for some specific items throughout the three indoor levels and two outdoor decks, take a selfie (or group photo) with what you think is the right answer, then check to see how many you got correct! Share your photos on social media using #OceanStarSelfies!

Download the Selfie Scavenger Hunt here.

Download the Answer Key here.

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