Special Events

Family Access Day

Sat, Mar 9 | 9am to 2pm

On Family Access Day, The Walt Disney Family Museum invites children with disabilities and children with special health care needs to enjoy the museum's galleries, free-of-charge, with their friends and families. Our doors open one hour early for qualifying families, so that they can enjoy a quiet environment before the museum opens to the general public. In addition to exploring the galleries and learning about animation, innovation, and inspiration through Walt Disney’s life story, guests can work on art projects, make stop-motion films, and watch a selection of Pixar shorts in our Theater. 

Later, join us for a special screening of Life, Animated (2016)a documentary which chronicles the extraordinary life of a boy with autism, and how the magic of Disney films transforms his world. Additionally, Family Access Day guests will have the chance to visit the Lower Lobby Gallery to see our new special exhibition, Now Showing: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, which showcases film posters and lobby cards featuring the world’s favorite cartoon mouse as a teaser for our larger, upcoming special exhibition Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World (May 2019). 

Other Programs

  • The museum is at capacity on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. There will be no entry for general admission ticket holders, members, or the general public...
    Wed, May 15
  • At this special members only event, join Deja for an intimate discussion about the challenges he and the museum’s collections team faced, including how they managed to narrow down nearly a century’s worth of Mickey artwork and ephemera in order to form this definitive special exhibition.
    Wed, May 15 | 6–8:45pm
  • Join Mickey Mouse voice actor Bret Iwan for a discussion about how he became the voice of the iconic character, his feelings on what it’s like to portray such a celebrated figure, and the ways in which Walt still lends him inspiration.
    Sat, May 18
    Two Shows: 11am–12:30pm & 3–4:30pm
  • Submit your film to our festival—or join us June 2 for screenings of select TAFI 2019 films created by young animators from all across the globe.
    Sat, June 1 & Sun, June 2 |
    Public invited to June 2 screenings ONLY