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Workshops
Sat, Mar 2 | 1–2:30pm
In this workshop, learn more about the Alice Comedies (featured in gallery 2), and explore how the use of both live action elements and cartoon drawings can create a piece that shows just how remarkably the real world can interact with the animated world.
Workshops
Sat, Mar 2 | 10:30am–noon
In this workshop, learn more about the Alice Comedies (featured in gallery 2), and explore how the use of both live action elements and cartoon drawings can create a piece that shows just how remarkably the real world can interact with the animated world.
Workshops
Sat, Feb 16 | 10:30am–noon
See these early examples of animation in gallery 1, and then learn how to exaggerate poses, facial expressions, and movements yourself in order to create an animated piece that tells a clear visual story without dialogue.
Workshops
Sat, Feb 16 | 1–2:30pm
See these early examples of animation in gallery 1, and then learn how to exaggerate poses, facial expressions, and movements yourself in order to create an animated piece that tells a clear visual story without dialogue.
Walt Disney on Jungle Cruise boat, 1955; courtesy of the Walt Disney Archives, Photo Library, © Disney
Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 15:46

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

Workshops
Sat, Feb 9 | 11am & 2pm

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

Workshops
Sun, Mar 10 | 10:30am–12:30pm
In this workshop, learn about the Cinephone sound system, the metronome ball, and the process of creating practical sound effects. Using everyday objects, you will work collaboratively to create sounds that synchronize perfectly with a piece of animation.

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 pageFor additional general information about visiting the museum, please see our Visitor Information page

Our Imagination. Walt’s Legacy. Your Museum.

There are many ways to get involved at The Walt Disney Family Museum. You can support our mission by joining our membership program, making a donation, becoming a corporate partner, or by sharing your knowledge and passion as a volunteer. Join us today. 

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.
Workshops
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. 

Workshops
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
Workshops
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.