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Fundraising Gala and The Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce that the inaugural Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Disney Legend and songwriter Richard Sherman. Named in honor of the Museum’s founder, this accolade recognizes those who have made an outstanding impact in the field of arts, education, community involvement, or technological advancements.

Richard Sherman—best known as the songwriter, with his late brother Robert, of iconic and beloved songs from Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Disney theme park classic “It’s a Small World”—will be presented with the award at the Museum’s first ever fundraising Gala on November 3, 2015.

The Gala, produced by Academy Award® nominated producer director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Maleficent), will be hosted by comedian Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) at the iconic Golden Gate Club and will include an epicurean dining experience and a once-in-a-lifetime live concert by Richard Sherman, Broadway star Jodi Benson (the voice of The Little Mermaid’s Ariel), Disneyland’s Main Street Barbershop Quartet, and the Oakland Youth Chorus. Proceeds from the evening support the Museum’s nationally recognized arts education programs, which serve students of all ages across the world. 


Tomorrowland: Walt's Vision for Today

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce our newest exhibition, Tomorrowland: Walt's Vision for Today, on view from July 22 through December 7, 2015! Guest-curated by Academy Award®-winning director, writer, and producer BRAD BIRD, this engaging multimedia exhibition showcases Walt Disney as a technological innovator, science fiction storyteller, and futurologist by spotlighting his vision of Disneyland’s groundbreaking Tomorrowland.


Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination Audio Experience narrated by award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver

The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to announce that Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver will be the narrator for the exclusive audio experience of Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination, the museum’s next major exhibition that will be on view from July 10, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

With the intelligence, subtlety, and calm authority of her voice, Ms. Weaver will lead guests through the exhibition, transporting them back in time to the lives of two of the most fascinating innovators of the twentieth century: unlikely friends Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney. 


What's Happening — June 2015

A complete, detailed listing of what's happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum in June 2015, including two an exhibition, talks, lectures, classes, workshops, activities, and special programs!


Advisory Committee

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce that it has recently constituted an Advisory Committee to complement its Board of Directors. The Committee is made up of eleven extraordinary individuals whose insight, experience, and vision—grounded in their remarkable personal and professional achievements—will provide important strategic guidance for the museum in carrying out its innovative mission and expanding its outreach and impact.