Texas Spirit Theater | 26 min. | Multisensory Film

Screens daily

Experience the story of the shipwreck La Belle, a ship in French explorer La Salle's 1684 North American colonial expedition, as seen through the eyes of young Pierre Talon, a real-life passenger on the voyage.

Like most adventures, this one doesn't go as planned, with piracy, murder, mistakes, and unexpected encounters along the way. Discover how this thrilling, dangerous, and moving adventure changed the course of Texas history.

Learn more about the exhibition La Belle: The Ship That Changed History.

The Texas Spirit Theater offers a multisensory experience and contains sequences of flashing lights that may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.

Out of an abundance of caution, some effects that interact with the audience have been made inactive, but there are still plenty of multisensory effects to enjoy.  The Texas Spirit Theater is thoroughly cleaned between each screening. Read our FAQs to learn more.

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Enjoy free unlimited IMAX documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, exclusive programs, and free access to exhibitions year round by becoming a member of the Bullock Museum.

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Film Details

Ages: 10+ for intense scenes including some suggested violence
Produced by: Bullock Texas State History Museum
Runtime: 26 minutes
Genre: Multi-sensory film

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.

Learn more about ticket prices and refund policies.