In the 1930s, cartoons had their own distinctive aesthetic—one composed of rubber hose limbs and pie-cut eyes. In this workshop, design a successful anthropomorphic character that harkens back to the distinctive 1930s art style, which was exemplified at the time by Disney characters like Donald Duck
Two Shows: 11am–12:30pm & 3–4:30pm
No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
In this two-week session, join us as we explore theme park attractions and what it takes to build both intricate and immersive designs.
With Earth Day just around the corner, learn how Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures series prompted a generation of young people to care about our planet, and even inspired them to pursue environmental careers. Afterwards, fast-forward to today to see how The Walt Disney Company continues that
Self-Guided Group Visits
We encourage groups of 10 or more to book in advance with our friendly group sales staff. Groups who purchase tickets in advance will receive a discount on admission.
Self-guided groups with less than 25 guests are welcome to purchase discounted tickets online up to 72 hours in advance of the desired group visit date. If your group is larger than 25 guests, please contact Group Sales to arrange your group visit.
In 1951—four years before the grand opening of Disneyland—a man named Harper Goff browsed the shelves of Bassett-Lowke, a miniature train store in central London. When a particular antique train took Goff’s eye, he was told that it had been promised to someone else. “I found one,” Goff later remembered, “and the man said ‘There’s a gentleman coming in this evening who’s shown some interest in that…’”
The gentleman in question was Walt Disney. When Walt returned to the store later that day to
The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to continue its partnership with the New Hampton School by supporting the school’s summer Animation Camp.
Join Antonio Pelayo, one of the uniquely talented Ink & Paint artists at The Walt Disney Studios, for an interactive workshop in which students will learn about the inking and painting of animation cels, a fading art form that was once an essential component of the animation industry. With Pelayo’s
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most inspirational event and meeting venues. The breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, coupled with the natural beauty of the surroundings, embrace this unique venue in the charm of San Francisco. Meetings and events can be customized to include any or all of the spaces in The Walt Disney Family Museum to make your event a truly memorable and remarkable experience.
While we encourage guests to visit with friends and family, and find inspiration and entertainment in our galleries, The Walt Disney Family Museum does not allow independently-organized tours, sketch sessions, meet-ups, or other group activities wherein an individual or entity collects revenue from guests. To organize a guided or self-guided group visit with discounted admission, please visit our Groups page. For additional general information about visiting the museum, please see our Visitor Information page.
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