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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. 

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. 

We are committed to making the museum more accessible to all of our visitors by providing resources that will enhance each person's visit. When borrowing our complimentary resources, you will be asked to leave a photo ID with staff for the duration of your rental as collateral. If you have any questions, please contact our museum's Access Assistant at 415.345.6838. Thank you!

Jan | Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun: 3pm
No Weekday Screenings: Jan 9 & 25

As the museum celebrates its tenth year as an institution, we look back on another film celebrating an anniversary: The Shaggy Dog. For sixty years, this film has put smiles on viewers’ faces—and it’s sure to put one on yours as well as the befuddled Wilson Daniels, played by Fred MacMurray, tries

Jan | Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun: 1pm | Sat: 4pm
No Weekday Screening: Jan 9; No Weekend Screenings: Jan 5 & 26.

As the museum celebrates its tenth year as an institution, we look back on a masterpiece that is also commemorating an anniversary: Sleeping Beauty. All month long, help us celebrate the 60th anniversary of this enchanting film by joining the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, as

Sat, Feb 2 | 1–2:30pm
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,
Sat, Jan 26 | 1–2:30pm
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.

For additional information, please contact our team at press@wdfmuseum.org, or call our team at 415.345.6854. 

Sep 26, 2018–Jan 7, 2019
Features the artistic self-expression of young men in Bay Area juvenile detention centers, this is the third in a series of Community Access Exhibitions inspired by the vision of Diane Disney Miller.
May 17, 2018–Jan 7, 2019
Explore never-before-seen, original artwork from all Walt Disney Studios' animated features beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to The Fox and the Hound (1981).
Eric Larson at animation desk, 1951; courtesy of Walt Disney Archives Photo Library, © Disney
Posted on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 14:59

The year was 1905. Theodore Roosevelt was president, a quart of fresh milk cost about 7 cents, and Eric Cleon Larson was born on September 3 in Cleveland, Utah. While Disney fans know Larson as one of Walt’s famous “Nine Old Men” of animation, his path to get there was hardly a straight line. In fact, during an interview not long before his retirement, he was asked how he ended up with Disney. His reply: “This is the last place I expected to be.”

Get involved and motivated with programs that provide creative spaces for original art making and glimpses into the inner workings of the animation field, in addition to experiences meant to inspire and celebrate innovation.

Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
Exception: No class on Apr 21.

Walt’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop motion method. Before he started producing his own Laugh-O-gram shorts, he worked for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he produced stop motion commercials using a cutouts (featured in gallery 1).  Join us for this eight-week course