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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.

The museum is a self-guided facility. Museum guidebooks are available for purchase in the gift shop and an audio tour package is available for those guests that want a more in-depth experience. Reservations are not required for individuals or family groups. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival in our Gift Shop. The following information applies to large groups, either from corporate companies, church groups, or any type of youth group (school field trips, bible school groups, or scout troops), planning to visit the museum.

Group Rates

Adult Tours

Adult tours are available at reduced rates for groups of 25 or more. The museum is 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
(1- 24 people) $9.00 ea
(25 + people) $7.00 ea

Guided Audio Tour Package
Additional $5 per person

Senior Tours

Senior tours are available to aged 55 and older. The museum is 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, the payment must be made in one transaction and the tour must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Senior rate $6.00 ea
Guided Audio Tour Package
Additional $5 per person

Educational Student Tours

Education tours are available to students aged 7-18, organized through a school, home school, scouts, or similar program. Group tours are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. An appropriate ratio of teachers and bus drivers are admitted free, and chaperones with the group receive a reduced adult rate. Museum staff guides the groups at no additional charge. To receive the special group rate, the payment must be made in one transaction.

Student $4.00
Chaperone $5.00

Educational Student Tours + Activity

If your group is small (30 or fewer people) and has more time to spend (about two hours), we can add an activity to the tour. We have a variety of activities available and will be happy to discuss options at the time of booking. These activities are described in the “See, Hear, Do” publication available for download.

Student $6.00
Chaperone $8.00

Reservations & Confirmation

For reservations, please contact:

Candice Reyes, Operations Manager
Phone: 409.766.STAR (7827)
Email: osprograms@oceanstaroec.com

Group tours are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Have the following information ready when you call:
Name, address, and telephone number of school or group
Contact person for group and email, if available
Grade level / age
Number of students / participants attending
Number of teachers and/or chaperones attending
Date and time of visit
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. Contact the museum 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:

Candice Reyes, Operations Manager
Phone: 409.766.7827
Email: osprograms@oceanstaroec.com




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