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FILM SCREENING: Alice in Wonderland
Showtimes: 11am & 1:30pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Join us in June for family-friendly blockbusters and get lost in Wonderland with Alice.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays

FILM SCREENING: 20000 Leagues Under The Sea
Showtimes: 4pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Join us in June for family-friendly blockbusters and venture into the depths of the ocean for Walt Disney’s first major science fiction film.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


SPOTLIGHT TALKS | Walt’s Honorary Degrees
Every Fri, Sat, and Sun in June
FREE for members or with paid admission.
With more than 25,000 items in the museum’s collection and galleries brimming with art and artifacts, there is a lot to see and learn. Get the inside story on a select object on view or special exhibition during these short talks given by museum staff members. In June, join us for a brief spotlight on Walt’s honorary degrees, presented to him by some of the most prestigious universities in the country.


MEMBERS ONLY | Disney and Dali Exhibition VIP Opening Reception — Invitation Only
Thu, Jul 9 | 6-9pm
By Invitation Only
To celebrate new exhibition Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination, this opening reception is for Friend Member Supporters and Walt’s Circle—by invitation only.

MEMBERS ONLY | Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination
Fri, Jul 10 | 10am, noon & 3pm
On Friday, July 10, museum members have a special opportunity to hear from guest curator and filmmaker Ted Nicolaou. Members and their guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes presentation from Nicolaou in the theater at 10am, noon, and 3pm before touring the exhibition at their own pace. The event is complimentary for members, but does require an RSVP.


OPEN STUDIO | Animation
Sat, Jun 13 | 10am–noon | Learning Center
Tickets: Members | Non-members
$55 members | $60 non-members | $45 students | limited to 25 students per class | ages 18+
Learn from 2D artist and animator Kevin Maier! Kevin will share his process based in classic traditional animation work techniques, offering insight on a 2D workflow that has evolved to incorporate digital tools. Participants will get a better understanding of the traditional animation process and be able to test out some of these classic techniques, which were established years ago by Walt and his animators.

OPEN STUDIO | Theme Park Design
Every Sat & Sun in Jun | 1-4pm | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
Design a theme park model using everyday materials. Be inspired by Disneyland plans to create wild rides, exciting attractions, and exotic lands.

Every Sat, Sun & Mon in Jun | 10am–noon | Learning Center
Exceptions: June 15, 22nd, and 29th
FREE with Museum Admission
Little Open Studio is a place where little ones and their caregivers can create artwork inspired by exhibitions, ideas, and objects on view at the museum. In June, create a place where anything is possible! Contribute to our collaborative 3D model of an imaginary land where adventure abounds. Use cardboard, clay, and other fun materials to construct the park.