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Posted on Sat, 02/09/2019 - 22:05
With a heavy heart and deep sadness, we share that Ron Miller, husband of Diane Disney Miller, son-in-law of Walt Disney, President of the Board of Directors at The Walt Disney Family Museum, and owner of Silverado Vineyards, has passed in Napa, California at the age of 85.
Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:15
One Saturday morning in 1953, artist Herb Ryman sat down in front of Walt Disney and started to sketch. He had two full days to create a visual concept depicting an idea of Walt’s: an amusement park that would appeal to both children and adults.
Posted on Fri, 01/25/2019 - 15:53
Though the museum has welcomed visitors since October 1, 2009, one of the questions we’re asked most frequently by guests remains: “Why is the museum here?” Well, for over a decade, Diane Disney Miller, Walt's daughter, considered how best to memorialize her father’s life story, and landed on what we now know as The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Fri, Feb 15 | 2:30–2:50pm

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 version of our building.

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with

The Walt Disney Family Museum is located at 104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Be aware that there are two Montgomery Streets in San Francisco—the museum is located in the Presidio of San Francisco, NOT in the Financial District. If you are using a GPS, please remember to enter the zip code 94129 when planning your route. 

Sun, Mar 17 | 10am–noon
Juniors visit The Walt Disney Family Museum to accomplish three of the five steps that are required when pursuing a Drawing Badge. In the galleries, Scouts will learn how foundational drawing was in the creation of Walt Disney’s many animated films. Then, in the Learning Center, they will experiment
Sun, May 19 | 10am–Noon

Cadettes will connect with experts from The Walt Disney Family Museum to learn how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects. Scouts will then experiment in groups with a mini multiplane camera in order to gain a hands-on understanding of how to create depth in an animated piece.

Special Events
Sat, June 1 & Sun, June 2 |
Public invited to June 2 screenings ONLY
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.
The Walt Disney Family Museum presents Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, a celebration of animation’s most beloved and recognizable character. This exclusive, original exhibition opens Spring 2019. This special exhibition chronicles Mickey’s impact and influence on art and entertainment over the


Before your visit, find out more information about our ticketing policies, pricing, and procedures as well as our spotlighted travel partners, which offer discounts for other San Francisco-based attractions. 

Visitor Information

Planning a visit? Please be sure to familiarize yourself with our museum policies and amenities, so that we can help you make the most of your time—and add a dash of magic to your day. 


We are committed to making the museum more accessible to all of our visitors by providing resources that will enhance each person's visit. Please explore our accessibility resources before visiting us, and let us know what we can do to make your visit more enjoyable. 


Visiting with a larger party? Discover if booking a self-guided group visit, school experience, or guided tour makes sense for your visit, and familiarize yourself with our group rates, guidelines, policies, and FAQ. 


Plan your route by car, bus, or bicycle to the museum, which is located at 104 Montgomery Street in the historic Presidio of San Francisco. 

Venue Rentals

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most memorable event and meeting venues. Explore the unique opportunity to host your custom gathering with us by contacting our Events Team today. 

Posted on Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:54
As we celebrate The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 10th Anniversary, we are continually looking for ways to share Walt Disney’s legacy with others. With this in mind, all proceeds from the sales of this limited edition, round 10th Anniversary pin will be applied toward the museum’s scholarship fund. 
Special Events
Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24

Third Gate Games returns to The Walt Disney Family Museum to present MouseAdventure on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24. Celebrate the museum’s 10th Anniversary with a weekend of puzzling fun

Position Purpose

The Facilities Coordinator position requires a hands-on person to perform daily facility maintenance projects, including but not limited to: painting; plumbing, door hardware repairs and adjustments. This person will oversee maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, landscaping and janitorial. This person will work with the facilities and operations team to maintain a problem-free work environment. 

Department: Facilities & Operations | Reports to: Senior Facilities Manager 

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt | Rate: $23.00 per hour | Status: Full-Time 

Location: San Francisco | Hours: TBD (regular business hours includes rotating on-call on weekends and/or evenings 

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Fri, Apr 19 | 2:30–2:50pm

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 an original cartoon character. 

Fri, May 17 | 2:30–2:50pm

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 an original cartoon character. 

Posted on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:00

In light of the recent rumors that have been spreading about Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Family Museum would be more than happy to debunk misconceptions that have been told as bold, un-sourced statements and wildly false accusations, as part of our mission to enlighten and educate.

Special Events
Sat & Sun, May 12 & 13
The Walt Disney Family Museum Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI) celebrates animation created by artists ages 13 through 19. TAFI invites entries from around the world and offers both educational and collaborative opportunities as well as a chance to win great prizes.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to call San Francisco's historic Presidio home. Visit our About page to learn more about the history of our museum buildings. For more information about restaurants, amenities, trails, transportation, and more, visit the Presidio’s newly-renovated William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center, located just down the street from the museum on Lincoln Boulevard, and adjacent to the Presidio Transit Center and TRANSIT café. Additionally, explore the Presidio’s website to learn more before visiting the park. 

The Museum Store offers an abundance of Disney-themed gifts, apparel, books, postcards, exclusive pins, and more. Be sure to stop by during your visit as our selection of items is constantly changing to correlate with the special exhibitions and programs that occur at the museum. The Museum Store's hours of operation are the same as the museum's standard operating hours: 10am to 6pm daily; closed on Tuesdays, January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. If you are unable to visit our store in-person, we encourage you to browse a sampling of our offerings at our online shop

About Taste Catering

As the museum’s culinary partner, Taste Catering runs operations at the Museum Café and catering services for special events, offering light seasonal fare inspired by the local market, growers, and purveyors. The café is open to museum visitors and the public during museum hours. Guests can enjoy seating indoors or outdoors, overlooking the lawn on the Presidio’s main parade ground.