A Birthday Celebration for Walt


On Thursday, December 5 from 10am to 8pm, The Walt Disney Family Museum will offer FREE admission and extended hours in honor of Walt’s birthday. To commemorate this special occasion, we will host a number of exciting activities throughout the day that highlight Walt’s life, work, and legacy. Happy birthday Walt!

Limited capacity. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional paid exhibition ticket required for Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong.

Activities and related programming include:

Open Studio | Live Animation and Birthday Cards for Walt
10am–6pm | Learning Center
Watch staff animators demonstrate the animation process, then try creating your own masterpiece. Don’t miss our special hands-on birthday card construction, in honor of Walt’s birthday.

All Aboard! Lilly Belle Station Spotlight Talks
Ongoing | Museum galleries
Step right up and make a pit stop at special gallery locations, where museum educators will be stationed to conduct you through some staff favorites in the collection, giving you a glimpse into Walt’s personal life.

Film | Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
10am, 12, 2, 4 & 6pm | Theater
Narrated by actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke, this documentary on the life and creative genius of Walt Disney features original film footage and interviews with Disney family members and friends. This is not a ticketed screening; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Music | The String Quartet
6–8pm | Café
Enjoy renditions of classic Disney songs from a local string quartet

Don’t miss our special exhibition Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong; additional paid ticket required, visit ticket desk for details.