Field Trips

Technological Innovation: Animation

Grades 4‑12
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon
$10 per student, $12 per adult
Learning Center

In the galleries, students discover how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects technology to make animation more compelling and realistic, and how the resulting advancements inspired the industry as a whole. In the Learning Center, students experiment with a mini Multiplane Camera, explore how depth is created in animation, and create their own silent stop-motion shorts.

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 Technological Innovation: Animation workshop, students use pre-made props and adjustable camera heights to develop their own stop-motion animation. 

Multiplane Educator Guide

To enhance your students’ experience, use these resources before and after your museum visit.


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