|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Kids loved it, spent about two hours to do both shipes. Then after we took the boys over to the park where we ate lunch. Beautiful view of the water. We will be back.
My father has worked in the oilfield my whole life, many times offshore, so this was something I really wanted to see. All of the people we encountered were very helpful and knowledgeable. There is a ton of information provided, if you want to be able to read everything make sure you allow yourself plenty of time. There is a short 15 minute video that gives a good history of the offshore industry. You will most likely have to pay for parking nearby as there is very limited free parking.
I wouldn't consider this a museum, but it is an interesting self-guided tour. Staff is professional and friendly. Something affordable and different to do on a rainy day! For anyone who's never been on an oil rig, it's fun!
As I work in a oilfield related job area...I enjoyed this museum. It's very interesting to see how oil platforms work. I wish you didn't have to rent the little listening devices to be able to hear all the listening areas.
This is a place one rarely gets chance to see. A oil rig which was once live but today is made as museum for public. Great idea. Except for the workers in the rig none can go there. Really awesome experience. Must see such things which are rare to find in the world.
Very cool museum. Not sure where else you can climb aboard a real (although decinssioned) ocean oil rig? The museum is very thorough and contains several explanatory models. You will learn a lot. It's my favorite museum in Galveston. Oil is such a big part of our life, and offshore drilling is not only an amazing feat of man but where a lot of the oil comes from, it's real cool to see how the oil men live and work and how the whole operation runs. Plus, it's out on the bay close to the parked fishing boats with a nice view of other industry and of course water.
Very interesting place to visit and learn. Good place especially if you don't work in the industry, opens your eyes on the amount of work, equipment and technology used by the industry to continue feeding a hungry oil world. They keep adding and modernizing the displays as i was here in 2004.
Have you ever wondered how off-shore oil rigs work? Then this is the place for you. Incredible information on 3 levels of this former jack-up rig. Make sure to get the audio tour as it is really well done. Covers the entire process from discovery through on-going production. The extraction of oil from the seabed and the equipment and technology needed to recover and process the crude is fascinating.
This was Avery informative and interesting museum. This is a very kid friendly place. They give the kids a little book when you go in and they have to hunt for all the answers which makes it fun for them. I could have done without the little movie I had to watch so I think they need to make that optional and not mandatory but it was only like 15 min so not to bad. The gift shop was my favorite part. They have all sorts of cool trinkets and jewelry. All in all I am glad we did this. Had it not been for the Galveston island pass I probably would not have done this so I am glad it was an option.
So cool to see all the equipment necessary to run a drilling operation. Amazing to see the shear scale of some of it! And really neat to walk on a retired rig and dress up like a roughneck. A must see! I will definitely be back!
This museum was so much fun. There was almost too much to see! If you're in the strand area and you're a nerd for engineering, this is a must visit. Expect to spend at least 1 to 2 hours here.
My company took us here on a work outing. I had a surprisingly good time. It was interesting to see all the equipment and read about some of the history. I wouldn’t mind going again.
Worth the money. They've done a nice job about giving you a tactile as well as a visual history and understanding of where oil and gas come from, and what it takes to get it to our homes and cars. With all that's involved in the process, I don't understand how we pay so little for it. I think every middle school student should see this place. You also come to understand, in their "Hall of Fame", that all the big names in Houston/Galveston made their money in oil and gas.
Excellent visit done with family. The 3D experience is pleasant with many models. The platform and museum are a bit outdated but this is not problematic. Staff was nice and welcoming. Outside layout is close enough to reality to help people understand the offshore experience.
Really enjoyed the chance to be on a rig. We went with our company to view various equipment on the rig that our company sells. Very nice tour!
Great learning experience. Really nice to learn so much about the extraction process and tools used in harvesting hydrocarbons. Well worth the 9 dollars and 2 hours.
Very interesting. Lots of information on how rigs are built, hauled, and set up. Fun to run around on an actual rig. Easy parking, affordable. I recommend it.
Having always been curious about offshore drilling, I found this museum and its exhibits fascinating. Good way to spend the morning before leaving on a cruise. Easy walking, self-guided tour includes 3 floors. Elevator if you need it. Staffed by college students studying geology.