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Showtimes: 1:30 & 4pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Enjoy Disney’s groundbreaking masterpiece featuring eight animated segments set to classical music and conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


SPOTLIGHT TALKS | Ink & Paint Department
Every Fri, Sat, and Sun in May
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. Join us in May for a closer look into the processes of the Ink & Paint Department.


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
Every Sat and Sun in May | 1-4pm | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
Flipbooks, thaumatropes, zoetropes, oh my! Explore early animation techniques that give the illusion of life to still images, then give a whirl at creating your own.

Every Sat, Sun & Mon in May | 10am–noon | Learning Center
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 May, it’s time to put on a show! Playing with puppets is a wonderful way to foster imagination and creativity in early learners. Make a moody puppet using an array of creative materials, inspired by the many emotions of the seven dwarfs.