Field Trips

The Magic of Animation: Zoetrope

$10 students | $12 teachers
Available by reservation
On-site: Wed–Fri, 10am–2pm
Learning Center
Grades 1‑3

Before flips books, stop-motion films, and computer animated movies, zoetropes were created as a form of animation technology from the early 1800s. A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion through a sequence of drawings. In this workshop, students will learn about the early forms of animation, illustrate their own drawings, and watch them come to life when seen through the zoetrope!

Virtual and On-site School Experiences

Our new Virtual and On-site Workshop offerings are activity-based, and available in either a one- or two-hour class. The two-hour session is more comprehensive and allows students more time to work on their projects.

Virtual School Experiences occur online through Zoom. Students are required to have an internet connection, camera, and microphone in order to communicate with the class.

On-site School Experiences combine a gallery tour and one of our hands-on workshops, allowing students to be creative while exploring Walt Disney’s life and work in meaningful ways. School Experiences appeal to a variety of learning styles and align with the Common Core State Standards.


Registration for the 2022–2023 academic year is now open. Book a School Experience with us by contacting Natalie Chan, School and Outreach Coordinator, at We will schedule your experience, and send the invoice at a later date. Please book your experience with us at least two weeks in advance.

Admission Waivers

Scholarships are available for Title I schools. Please indicate your Title I status on your registration form.

Accessibility Information

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. 

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