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Interactive Galleries

Join us on a virtual gallery tour to get a taste of what’s in store when you visit the museum. Click on the stars in the photographs above to see some of the highlights from our collection.

The ten online galleries correspond to the ten core galleries you will experience on your museum visit. With interactive media and objects from the museum’s collection, the core galleries bring Walt’s legacy to life as you’ve never seen it before.

The galleries draw from the museum’s unique collection, which includes some 25,000 objects such as animation cels, rare film clips, concept art, scripts, musical scores, and cameras. The collection also represents Walt’s personal life through a family photographs, artifacts, and home movies.

Core gallery highlights include:

  • Interactive listening and viewing stations
  • A rich multimedia experience, including more than 200 video screens sprinkled throughout the galleries
  • Original drawings Walt made in his youth
  • Drawings and cartoons from Laugh-O-Gram Films, Walt’s first company
  • The earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse
  • Storyboards, a Disney innovation used to map out films
  • The multiplane camera, a Disney invention that brought vibrancy and depth to his revolutionary 1937 feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Walt’s 26 individual Academy Awards, as well as the unique Snow White Academy Award, which includes a full-size Oscar and seven miniature statuettes
  • The narrow-gauge Lilly Belle train Walt built for his Hollywood home
  • A 14-foot diameter model of Disneyland as Walt originally imagined it