It's a Shared World

Grades 3‑6
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am-1pm
$10 student, $12 adult
Learning Center

In partnership with HI USA, It's a Shared World explores Walt Disney's lifelong commitment to environmental education, international travel and intercultural understanding. From driving an ambulance in Europe during WWI to pioneering nature documentaries, Walt Disney wanted to make a difference on a global scale. Paired with a guided gallery tour, students transition into an outdoor classroom setting for a participatory tour and naturalist-led activities focusing on their own impact on the planet and its many inhabitants. HI USA's Outdoor Hostel Adventure program is aligned with SFUSD's Science Enrichment Pathways Program and has been providing experiential education in the SF Bay Area for over 30 years.


Registration for the 2019–2020 academic year begins on August 1, 2019. Please email if you have any questions.

Other Programs

  • Students take a tour of our newest special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, with gallery activities and group discussions centered around one-of-a-kind Mickey artworks and objects. In the Learning Center, students bring to life their own animated characters using a Crankie box —illustrated stories literally cranked around two scrolls with a viewing screen. Students are welcome to self-guide through the main museum galleries before or after the workshop finishes.
    Limited time only: September 4, 2019 to January 6, 2020
    10am–noon and 1–3pm | Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | Grades 3–8