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Workshops
Fri, Mar 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 version of a biplane.

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with

Workshops
Fri, Jan 18 | 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.

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with the

Workshops
Fri, Jan 18 | 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 an original cartoon character.

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with the

Workshops
Sun, Feb 10 | 10:30am–12:30pm
When you join us for this workshop, you will delve into elements of design, paper quality, and binding techniques in order to create a sketchbook of your own.
Workshops
Sun, Jan 27 | 10:30am–12:30pm
In this interactive workshop, become the actor and filmmaker as you create an animation that appears to break the rules of physics.
Workshops
Sat, Feb 2 | 10:30am–noon
After the 1923 bankruptcy of his first studio, Laugh-O-gram Films, Walt Disney gathered his belongings, stuffed them in a frayed suitcase, and left Kansas City for a fresh start in Hollywood. See this iconic moment in gallery 1, and then learn how perfect timing and pacing, along with solid drawing,
Workshops
Sat, Jan 26 | 10:30am–noon
Join us for a workshop that focuses on this age-old trick, in which you will learn about the proper timing and spacing one needs in order to create a piece of animation that seamlessly repeats itself.
Workshops
Sat, Jan 12 | 1–2:30pm
Journey back in time to create your own thaumatrope and a miniature zoetrope, which exemplify—through nothing more than clever positioning and a simple spinning motion—how immobile drawings can appear to come to life.
Workshops
Sat, Jan 12 | 10:30am–noon
Journey back in time to create your own thaumatrope and a miniature zoetrope, which exemplify—through nothing more than clever positioning and a simple spinning motion—how immobile drawings can appear to come to life.

Visit the museum and participate in our grade-specific, guided school experiences, which can include both tours and hands-on workshops, all curated around different themes reflected in Walt's life, work, and legacy. 

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...

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.
Sat, May 18
Two Shows: 11am–12:30pm & 3–4:30pm
Join Mickey Mouse voice actor Bret Iwan for a discussion about how he became the voice of the iconic character, his feelings on what it’s like to portray such a celebrated figure, and the ways in which Walt still lends him inspiration.
Special Events
Wed, Dec 5 | 10am–6pm
On Wednesday, December 5, The Walt Disney Family Museum will offer FREE admission in honor of Walt’s birthday. To commemorate this special occasion, we will host a number of exciting activities throughout the day that highlight Walt’s life, work, and legacy. Happy Birthday, Walt!
Mar 8–Sep 3, 2018
Immerse yourself in some of the most unforgettable characters of our time, from the imposing Beast and fearless Tarzan, to the daring heroines Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel.
September 28, 2017–January 8, 2018
In partnership with select senior-care facilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Looking Inward cumulates artwork from a unique outreach project centered around art-making activities for underserved seniors, many of whom live with memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms
Nov 9, 2017 – Jan 8, 2018
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to continue our holiday tradition of Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains, on view from November 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018.
May 18, 2017–January 8, 2018
We are pleased to announce the premiere of our eighteenth original exhibition, Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle. On view from May 18, 2017 to January 8, 2018, this original retrospective showcases the life and work of Eyvind Earle. Earle is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s
Nov 9 - Jan 8
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to continue our holiday tradition of Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains, on view from November 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018.
March 23–October 9, 2017
Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men
May 18, 2016 – Jan 9, 2017

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio. On view from May 18, 2016 to January 9, 2017, this never-before-seen exhibition created by the museum allows visitors to discover the artistic process and step behind-the-scenes to explore how one of the most

Sep 21, 2016 – Dec 5, 2016
Transformations is a juried exhibition featuring the dynamic work of artists from three of the Bay Area’s distinguished programs for artists with disabilities: Abilities United, The Arc San Francisco, and NIAD Art Center.