Southeast Texas Family Activity – The Great Storm Film at Galveston’s Pier 21 Theater

SETX Road Trip – Combine family fun and history in Galveston, a short ferry ride away.

When looking for an educational Southeast Texas family activity on your next trip to Galveston, the film “The Great Storm” is a wonderful option.

Actually, all of the films at the Pier 21 Theater are appropriate for Southeast Texas family fun – and education.

The Pier 21 Theater features the following three Galveston themed film presentations:

The Great Storm, tells the story of the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston Island on Sept. 8th.

This documentary shares the personal stories of survivors and the recovery of Galveston following the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.

This new HD version shows incredible detail and clarity in the black and white photos taken after the disaster and used in the documentary.

The Great Storm shows daily every hour on the hour, from 11am to 3pm and 5pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students, ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6.

Great Storm Galveston Tx

The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite

Pirate or patriot? Smuggler or businessman? Merciless murderer and thief, or hero in time of war? These are the contradictions of the legendary Jean Laffite. His harsh actions have secured his place in infamy, but his motives remain a mystery to this day. Whatever the reasons, the mere mention of Laffite in the early decades of the 1800s sent merchant ships throughout the Gulf of Mexico racing for safe harbor. During the last three years of his marauding campaign, Laffite made Galveston Island his base of operations. As for the treasure he is said to have buried there, none has been found…yet.

If you have young kids, especially boys, you won’t want to miss The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite.

The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite shows daily every half hour, from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students, ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6.

Galveston Pier 21 Life of Jean Lafitte family activity Galveston

Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf 

Between 1835 and 1935, more than 200,000 immigrants from all over the world entered the United States through Galveston, Texas.

Galveston was known as “The Ellis Island of the West.


These Texas immigrant  stories are as rich and diverse as their origins, and they gave the island a most unique cultural heritage which continues today. Don’t miss Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf.

Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf shows daily at 10am and 4pm.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students, ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6.

Galveston Pier 21 Theater Hours of Operation
Daily: 11am – 6pm

NO LATE SEATING. Please arrive 10 minutes before doors close.

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change. No late seating allowed.

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