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Offshore Energy Center's Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

TOUR INFORMATION
We are delighted that you are interested in visiting the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center. Our one-of-a-kind facility gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry, all while being aboard a retired jack-up drilling rig.

Reservations are not required for individuals or family groups and tickets can be purchased upon arrival in our Gift Shop. The museum is designed to be a self-guided facility so that visitors can read, watch, and listen to the exhibits at their own pace. The Ocean Star is open seven days a week, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (6:00pm during the summer), with the last ticket sold one hour prior to closing. For a more in-depth experience, museum guidebooks and an audio tour package are available for purchase in the gift shop.
The following information applies to large groups ranging from corporate companies, church groups, or student/youth groups planning to visit the museum.

GROUP RATES

Adult Groups
Adult tours are available at a reduced rate for groups of 25 people or more. The museum is designed to be a self-guided facility, and groups can visit at their leisure after an introduction and film. An audio guided tour may be arranged for a more in-depth experience for an additional fee. Audio tours consist of hand held random access units for each member of the group and contain more than two hours of recorded interpretive information provided by museum, engineering, and offshore professionals. To receive the special group rate or reserve audio units, the payment must be made in one transaction and the tour must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Adult Rate
Groups of 24 people or less = $10.00 ea 
Groups of 25 people or more = $8.00 ea

Guided Audio Tour Package
Additional $5 per person

Senior Groups
Senior tours are available for those aged 55 and older, and groups of 25 people or more may receive a reduced group rate. The museum is designed to be a self-guided facility, and groups can visit at their leisure after an introduction and film. An audio guided tour may be arranged for a more in-depth experience for an additional fee. Audio tours consist of hand held random access units for each member of the group and contain more than two hours of recorded interpretive information provided by museum, engineering, and offshore professionals. To receive the special group rate or reserve audio units, the payment must be made in one transaction and the tour must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Senior Rate 
Groups of 24 people or less = $8.00 ea 
Groups of 25 people or more = $6.00 ea

Guided Audio Tour Package
Additional $5 per person

Educational Tours/Field Trips
Educational tours are available for groups of students (K-12) that are organized through a school, home school, scout troop, or similar program. These tours are guided by museum staff at no additional charge, and are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (4:00 PM in the summer). Educational tours typically last about 1 ½ hours. An appropriate ratio of teachers and bus drivers are admitted free, and chaperones with the group receive a reduced adult rate. All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance, and the payment must be made in one transaction in order to receive the special group rate.

Student Rate
$4.00 ea
Chaperone Rate
$6.00 ea

Tour + Activity Program
If your educational group has 30 people or less, and wants to spend more time at the museum (about two hours), we can add an activity to the end of the guided tour. We have a variety of activities available and will be happy to discuss options at the time of booking. These activities are also described in the “See, Hear, Do” publication available for download.

Student Rate
$6.00 ea
Chaperone Rate
$8.00 ea

RESERVATIONS & CONFIRMATION


For reservations, please contact:
Monica Crossno, Operations Manager
Phone: 409.766.STAR (7827)
Email: osprograms@oceanstaroec.com

All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Please have the following information ready when you call:
Name, billing address, and phone number of school or group
Contact person for the group and their email, if available
Date and time of visit
Approximate headcount of participants (including number of students/teachers/chaperones)
Grade level / age, if applicable
Museum guide request

You will receive a confirmation once your reservation has been processed.

Payments, Cancellations & Changes
Your payment is due upon arrival. Please do not mail payment in advance. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Reservations can be cancelled prior to the arrival date without penalty. Please contact the Operations Manager to cancel your visit.
Any changes to your reservation (i.e. group size, arrival date or time) need to be made as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your change.

Museum Manners
Although the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center was a working drilling rig, it is now a public museum and museum manners apply. You do not need a hard hat on your visit, but there are restricted areas. Due to the nature of the facility, it is important that visitors do not run, jump, climb, or cross designated barriers at any time. Our institution places a priority on safety, and inappropriate behavior is an extreme liability not only to visitors but to our facility and collection items as well. Any group participants displaying unacceptable behavior may be asked to leave. Refunds will not be granted.
Food, drinks, gum, and candy are not allowed in the museum.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have any questions or would like more information about planning your visit, please contact:
Monica Crossno, Operations Manager
Phone: 409.766.7827
Email: osprograms@oceanstaroec.com




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