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Special Events
Wed, May 15

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 during regular business hours (10am to 6pm) in museum galleries or public spaces. Members are welcome to attend a ticketed Member Preview Night for Mickey

Talks
Sat, Apr 27 | 1pm
Join author and historian Mindy Johnson for a fascinating and inspiring look at the history of our changing world of clothing and the impact Walt Disney's animation has had on fashion and style. 
Talks
Sat, May 4 | 1pm
Walt Disney’s influence on the world is undeniable. Kevin Lima, director of Enchanted (2007), credits much of his own creative success to the impact Walt had on him. Learn more about how Walt shaped the paths of Lima and others in this compelling talk.
Posted on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 06:00

The motion picture industry has long had a disquieting reputation for chewing up and spitting out many of its juvenile performers and unfortunately the Walt Disney Studio is not without its own tragedy in that regard. The Bobby Driscoll story could be easily considered a textbook example of the rise and ultimately fatal fall of a child star...

WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast logoLocated in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, California, The Walt Disney Family Museum is a center for art, animation, and inspiration. Since October 1, 2009, our nonprofit museum has celebrated the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney, thanks in large part to Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, who wanted to share her father's story with the world. Now, in recognition of the museum's tenth anniversary, this podcast will do its part to honor the man behind the magic.

Join us every Wednesday for stories and conversations about the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney as we reflect on The Walt Disney Family Museum's first decade as an institution. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn.

Classes
Mon–Fri | June 10–21
9am–4pm

Tickets sold out; scholarships still available. In the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios used a then-innovative animation method: artists drew on celluloid sheets, or “cels,” with ink, and then placed these cels over painted backgrounds. After you create a hand-drawn piece of animation, you will then

Posted on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:18
Nothing goes together better than Laugh-O-grams and candy-grams, right? Well, if that doesn’t do it for you, this list, which highlights the love in Walt’s life—particularly the love he shared with his wife, Lillian—might just help you and your special someone gain a new perspective on some of the stories that are mentioned only briefly in our galleries.
Workshops
Sat, Apr 6 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Characters in the cartoons of the 1930s featured a distinctive aesthetic, often with pie-cut eyes and rubber hose limbs. Come learn about the stylistic quirks of animation from this era in our unique workshop taught by Studio MDHR and Cuphead lead animator, Hanna Abi-Hanna. 

As employees of The Walt Disney Family Museum, we strive to achieve and perpetuate the values that Walt held important in his work and his life. We believe that to achieve the level of quality associated with Walt Disney, each person, as an individual and as part of a cohesive team, contributes toward delivering a quality experience to every visitor to The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Job Function

The Marketing & Communications Assistant will provide support to the marketing and communications department with a focus on copy editing, copy writing, content research, content creation, and fact-checking services for marketing and communications, development, education, visitor services, HR, exhibitions, collections, Foundation Press, and other museum and foundation departments, as needed. The Marketing and Communications Assistant will create and maintain various style guides, handbooks, and other collections of institutional communication materials. This person will be a key member of planning and managing the museum’s editorial communication efforts, such as the member magazine, blog, and publications. The Marketing and Communications Assistant will help various departments create pitch materials for sponsorship and grant proposals. This person shall ensure that all communications goals and objectives are met in line within the wider institutional and marketing strategies for The Walt Disney Family Museum. 

The Marketing & Communications Assistant will also be responsible for maintaining content on the museum’s website, including loading new materials, ensuring accuracy and consistency of content and style, establishing and managing website and communication style guide. The assistant is responsible for the creation and management of editorial calendars and the timely publication of the email newsletter, member magazines, and other communications. Additionally, this person will perform other related duties, as assigned. 

Department: Marketing & Communications | Reports to: Marketing Manager | Location: San Francisco 

Hours: 40 hours per week | Status: Full-Time | FLSA: Non-Exempt 

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Classes
Every Wed, Mar 6–Apr 24 | 4–6pm
During this eight-week course, each class will focus on one of these core concepts in relation to working traditionally with pencil and paper.
Classes
Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm

Tickets sold out; scholarships still available. This incredible two-week journey will take a look at what it means to be a woman in animation and helps students design their own female lead characters while teaching them about narrative structure and fairy tales as well as the writing tropes and

Enjoy screenings of classic Disney films in our Fantasia-themed theater. Beginning in April 2019, there will be changes to our standard film schedule: film screenings will occur only on select weekend days. Additionally, you will no longer be able to purchase film tickets in advance online; all film tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in-person at the Ticket Desk on the day of your visit. Please check our calendar on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date schedule, exceptions, and pricing. See a schedule of our upcoming films in list form here

Volunteer at the museum and help us continue Walt’s legacy by creating a unique and lasting experience for our guests. Work alongside our dedicated staff and share your passion, stories, and knowledge of the museum and Walt with visitors of all ages. 

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Advisory Committee is made up of extraordinary individuals, each with a substantial list of remarkable personal and professional achievements. Their combined insight, experience, and vision provide important strategic guidance for the museum in carrying out its mission and expanding its outreach and impact. Constituted in April 2015 to complement the museum’s Board of Directors, the Advisory Committee comprises the following distinguished members:

Museum Policies

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Job Function

Maintain a high level of guest service within the Museum Store by delivering knowledgeable and friendly service. Museum Store Associates have a variety of roles within the Museum Store including, generating sales, merchandising, restocking, cashiering and safeguarding inventory.

Department: Museum Store | Status: Full-Time OR Part-Time | Hours: FT, 3036 hours per week; PT, 2428 hours per week 

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt | Rate: $17 per hour | Location: San Francisco 

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We are excited to offer classes in art, animation, and more to students of all ages.