Field Trips

The Magic of Storytelling: Zoetrope

Grades 1‑3
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon
$10 per student, $12 per adult
Learning Center

In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling in animation by engaging in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot. In the Learning Center, they will illustrate and animate a story using a zoetrope, a device that produces the illusion of motion in a sequence of drawings.

Adapted Workshop

The Walt Disney Family Museum provides accommodating hands-on workshops for students with disabilities or learning differences. Our activities are customized to be inclusive by supporting visual impairments, mobility limitations, autism spectrum disorders, and more. 
During The Magic of Storytelling: Zoetrope workshop, students can enhance their hand-drawn animation strips through a variety of sensory tools, including: scented markers, stickers, wax sticks, stamps, and more. 


Registration for the 2019–2020 academic year is now open. Please email if you have any questions.

Other Programs

  • Benefitting from embedded digital media content, this walk-through the museum brings Walt’s inspirational message to life. Classes learn about his early failures, the art of animation, storytelling principles, and the technological innovations that made classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) possible.
    Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri