Special Events

The Big Draw: Drawn to Life

All activities are FREE
Free museum and special exhibition admission for guests 17 and under
with paid adult admission; adult chaperone required
Reserved timed ticket required for Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World
Sat, Oct 5 | 10am–4pm

Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival. Our annual, museum-wide community event will take place on October 5 and will celebrate Walt Disney’s contributions to visual arts. In connection with this year’s “Drawn to Life” theme, experience special drawing sessions exploring nature-inspired art, create a care card for someone who needs a smile, learn how to draw Mickey Mouse, and more. Don’t miss special film screenings of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee (2012) and Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out (2015), then connect back to stories told in our main galleries and in our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. In addition to offering free activities for all, the museum also offers free museum and special exhibition admission for guests 17 and under with paid adult admission.

This year, we are proud to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program. Founded by Goodall in 1991, Roots & Shoots is a youth service program for young people of all ages, whose mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment. For more info, visit rootsandshoots.org and on social media @RootsAndShoots.


About The Big Draw Festival

The Big Draw Festival 2019 is all about exploring the benefits of creativity and how it makes positive changes in our world and our lives. We encourage artists of all ages and abilities to participate and bring drawing and storytelling to life in your own unique ways. Visit waltdisney.org/calendar for more information on this year’s festival.

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Caltrain/SamTrans riders and employees:

In partnership with Caltrain and SamTrans, their riders and employees will receive a one day discount to The Walt Disney Family Museum. Please show your Caltrain/SamTrans ticket or employee ID to receive free general admission. Riders and employees will also receive 15% off in the Museum Store.

Discount can only be redeemed at The Walt Disney Family Museum Ticket Desk. Promotion is only valid during the 2019 Big Draw Festival on Saturday, October 5, and does not include admission to the special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World.

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