Galveston Museum Day

Start your new year off with a glimpse into the Island’s storied past on Jan 29 & 30, 2022.

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.

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Galveston Museum Day
About The Event

Museum Day participants will have the opportunity to learn about Galveston’s place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800s, the powerful families who helped build the city, Galveston’s significance to immigration in the region, and the importance of the industries that keep Galveston thriving.

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Dates: January 17 to February 13, 2022

Galveston Restaurant Week brings the island’s vibrant food scene to life! Dozens of Galveston restaurants will participate in this event, which is a once-a-year opportunity for diners to try top dishes on prix-fixe breakfast, lunch and dinner menus at attractive price points.

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Additional Events

Galveston Arts Center is excited to welcome the San Antonio-based Esferas Perdidas to the island for an exhibition and interactive search for lost marbles. Stop by the GAC to view the exhibition of these artist-made marbles. On Saturday during Galveston Museum Day, Esferas Perdidas' artists will be actively hiding their marbles around Galveston Island in conjunction. Join their Facebook Group here to participate in the hunt.

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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: Saturday - Free Tours | Sunday - Discounted show tickets (TBA)

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.

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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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