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Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am-1pm

With HI USA, It's a Shared World explores Walt Disney's lifelong commitment to environmental education, international travel and intercultural understanding. From driving an ambulance in Europe during WWI to pioneering nature documentaries, Walt Disney wanted to make a difference on a global scale.

Celebrate 10 Years of Magic with a gift that ensures future generations will continue to be inspired by Walt Disney’s life and legacy. Donations support the museum’s unique galleries, special exhibitions, public programs, and educational efforts.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are fully tax deductible. The museum’s EIN is: 46-4118590. If you have questions about making a contribution please call 415.345.6829.

Classes
Mon–Fri | Jul 22–Aug 2 | 9am–4pm

Join us as we explore animation techniques while simultaneously learning about race, ethnicity, and cultures from around the world and how to represent diversity and diverse stories within your work. In this two-week class, you will study diverse stories, learn more about the writing tropes that

Films
June | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 1pm
No screenings Saturday, June 1 & 22 and Sunday, June 2

For the Studios’ third full-length animated feature, Walt Disney partnered with the brilliant composer Leopold Stokowski to produce a new, groundbreaking film, in which classical music was the star. Stokowski arranged this renowned collection of celebrated musical scores, which in turn inspired

Films
May | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 1pm
No screenings Saturday, May 4 & 18

Considered by many to be Walt’s finest animated film, Pinocchio was not only groundbreaking and innovative, but heartwarming and enchanting as well. With the help of a wise cricket as his conscience, a living puppet sets out to prove he is worthy of becoming a real boy in this imaginative take on Ca

Films
April | Select Saturdays & Sundays
1pm and 4pm
No 1pm screenings Saturday, April 13 & 27

This month we will be screening a selection of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies. Join us in our theater and witness the evolution of Disney animation right before your very eyes.

Films
June | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 4pm
No screenings Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

Join us this month for a screening of Walt Disney’s classic animated film, Bambi. This beloved film combines breathtaking visuals, designed by Disney Legend Tyrus Wong, with the heartwarming tale of a young deer who must navigate survival, friendship, and more as he comes of age. 

Films
May | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 4pm
No screening Saturday, May 18

“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Find out the answer to that age-old question by joining us for a screening of Walt’s first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

On October 1, 2019, The Walt Disney Family Museum will turn ten—and we are celebrating all year long. Join us for special events, programs, blog posts, and podcast episodes that honor the museum's first decade as an institution.

Enjoy this special 10th Anniversary-themed animation our Studio Team created (to the left) as an ode to our museum. Please read more about our celebration below.

Workshops
Fri, Feb 15 | 12:30–12:50pm

In this fun, hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings come to life, while putting your creativity in the spotlight. Using a step-by-step process, an instructor will teach artists of all ages how to draw their own original cartoon character. 

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction

May 16, 2019–Jan 6, 2020
Members Preview Night: Wed, May 15 | 6–8:45pm
Celebrate animation’s most beloved and recognizable character with this original exhibition. Explore Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal.
Classes
Sun, Jun 2 | 1:30–4pm

As part of Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI), come by the Learning Center for stop-motion animation fun. Choose from a range of theater sets, background scenery, and a host of characters to produce your own raree show, an early form of animated story. Your creation can be saved as a

Workshops
RESCHEDULED: Sat, May 4 | 10:30am–Noon

Animating on celluloid—or “cels” for short—can be traced back to the early 1900s when Winsor McCay was one of the first artists to pioneer the technique in his film The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918). During this workshop, you can experiment with this tried-and-true technique. 

This class has been

Workshops
RESCHEDULE: Sat, May 4 | 1–2:30pm

Animating on celluloid—or “cels” for short—can be traced back to the early 1900s when Winsor McCay was one of the first artists to pioneer the technique in his film The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918). During this workshop, you can experiment with this tried-and-true technique. 

This class has been

Special Events
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

On Sunday, April 14 you can take your Walt Disney Family Museum membership on the road and enjoy museums all around the city—for FREE! Curate your own journey by choosing from amongst your favorite Bay Area institutions, which have all joined forces to treat our members like their own for the day.

Special Events
Wed, May 15 | 6–8:45pm
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.