Galveston Museum Day

Start your new year off with a glimpse into the Island’s storied past during this annual event held in January.

Many visitors to Galveston are familiar with the island’s 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Some may not be familiar with the wide variety of museums and attractions in this historic beach town. During Galveston Museum Day, visitors can explore many Galveston museums at special rates.

Kid sitting on train at Railroad Museum in Galveston, TX
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Congratulations to Haley F. from San Antonio! Haley is the lucky winner of the "Explore & Win 2022" one-night stay at The Tremont House and VIP attraction passes.

2022 Pariticipating Museums
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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Free admission

Explore the Galveston Arts Center – an independent nonprofit organization and art museum that presents pacesetting contemporary art in a historic building on Galveston’s Strand.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Buy one, get one free admission

Explore the Galveston Children’s Museum – a unique, hands-on environment where children can explore, investigate, create and discover.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Buy one, get one free admission

Experience a WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, and the WWII destroyer escort, the USS Stewart – one of only two escorts remaining in the United States.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Buy one, get one free admission

Explore 5-acres of trains and railroad history, including the restored 1932 art deco Depot. Located at the start of the historic Strand District. Train ride tickets extra and not part of BOGO deal.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Buy one, get one free admission

View opulent decor and majestic architecture while hearing about the Moody family on a self-paced audio tour of this lovingly restored and furnished 28,000-square-foot treasure from the late 1800s.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Free admission

At the Juneteenth Legacy Project Headquarters art gallery, visitors can see the stunning, 5,000 square foot art installation chronicling the emancipation of Black people in Galveston on the outside of the building. Inside, the gallery offers a journey through African American history from the 1800s to present day. The gallery features sculptures and paintings by local Black artists, plus a reflection area. The Juneteenth Legacy Headquarters is located at 22nd and Strand Street.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Buy one, get one free admission

Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig which now serves as a museum and educational facility. From geological exploration to drilling, to oil and gas production, you will see offshore drilling equipment, exhibits and videos on three levels of this refurbished offshore drilling rig.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Free admission, (CLOSED SUNDAY)

Come and explore the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. View special exhibits on early Galveston and Galveston artists in the historic Grand Hallway located on the second floor. The 4th-floor gallery is closed for renovations.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Buy one, get one free admission

Visit one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.

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Galveston Museum Day 2022 Offer: Free tours on Saturday from 10am-3pm. On Sunday – Use the promo code "Museum" for a 25% discount on tickets for Neil Berg’s 50 years of Rock and Roll 2 + 20% discount on selected upcoming performances.*

Tour the official opera house of Texas, which is one of the few remaining theatres of its era and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

20% discount on Mezzanine and Grand Tier tickets to the following shows:

  • The Doo Wop Project – Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 8PM
  • An Officer and a Gentleman – Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 3PM & 8PM
  • The Queen’s Cartoonists – Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 4PM
  • Chass Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale – Friday, April 1, 2022, at 8PM
  • Rob Landes – Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 4PM

Visit The Grand's show calendar and use promo code "Museum" at check out.

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Galveston Museum Day Virtual Tours

1895 Moody Mansion
The Bryan Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
Galveston Naval Museum
The Grand 1894 Opera House
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