Workshops

Take part in one of our workshops, all of which focus on various aspects of Walt’s legacy, including animation, storytelling, and innovation. 

Sat, Jul 13 | 10:30am–noon

In 1941, a little flying elephant charmed the world in Dumbo. While making the film, animators were challenged with animating flight in a way that looked not only whimsical, but believable. We invite you to read about the production of Dumbo in Gallery 6, then join us in learning how to use timing,...

Sat, Jul 13 | 1–2:30pm

In 1941, a little flying elephant charmed the world in Dumbo. While making the film, animators were challenged with animating flight in a way that looked not only whimsical, but believable. We invite you to read about the production of Dumbo in Gallery 6, then join us in learning how to use timing,...

Sun, Jul 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Tickets sold out. View one of these exquisite dolls in Gallery 6 and join us in this workshop to make your own traditional Guatemalan-inspired doll. Learn about historical Mayan clothing and the legend of the worry doll as you craft your own textile companion.

Sat, Aug 10 | 10:30am–noon

One of the most memorable sequences in Disney animation history involves the magical transformation of Cinderella’s ragged dress into a beautiful, twinkling ballgown. In this workshop, learn more about the classic film Cinderella (1950), as featured in Gallery 7, and learn to use elements of...

Sat, Aug 10 | 1–2:30pm

One of the most memorable sequences in Disney animation history involves the magical transformation of Cinderella’s ragged dress into a beautiful, twinkling ballgown. In this workshop, learn more about the classic film Cinderella (1950), as featured in Gallery 7, and learn to use elements of...

Sun, Aug 18 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Tickets sold out. Artist Mary Blair brought an innovative modernist style and unique sense of color design to The Walt Disney Studios. Distinctive features such as contrasting colors and bold shapes quickly became notable and iconic features of her concept art for beloved animated films, including C...

Thu, Sep 5 | 4–7pm

Enjoy light refreshments and connect with other educators while exploring the museum’s galleries. Visit the Learning Center to preview the Education Department’s newest school experience offerings for the 2019–20 academic year.

Sat, Sep 14 | 10:30am–noon

As featured in Gallery 8, horses starred prominently in the classic Disney television series Zorro (1975). Zorro’s reliable steed, Tornado, would swiftly (and regularly) carry his rider out of precarious situations. In this workshop, create an animation of a horse galloping with particular focus on...

Sat, Sep 14 | 1–2:30pm

Tickets sold out. As featured in Gallery 8, horses starred prominently in the classic Disney television series Zorro (1975). Zorro’s reliable steed, Tornado, would swiftly (and regularly) carry his rider out of precarious situations. In this workshop, create an animation of a horse galloping with...

Sun, Sep 15 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Walt’s passion for the natural world came to the forefront in the 1940s and 50s when he financed the production of the True-Life Adventures (1948–1960), a documentary series focusing on animals and their natural habitats. He wanted these films to entertain, educate, and encourage audiences to care...

Sun, Sep 22 | 10am–noon

Girl Scout Daisies come together at The Walt Disney Family Museum to explore aforerunner to contemporary robotics—Disney’s Audio-Animatronics® technology. Scouts work in teams, become Imagineers for the day, and create their own robot designs.

Schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule of events, please check our website's calendar, or stop by the museum's Ticket Desk on the day of your visit.