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Fri, Dec 15 | 4pm

We are pleased to welcome back a very special guest this holiday season! Santa J Claus will be joining us to read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” and share his favorite Disney memories and holiday traditions.

Sat & Sun, Dec 9–31 | 2pm
No screening Dec 2, 3, 16, 24, or 31
Special screening Dec 17, see below for details

Do you ever wonder what your toys are up to when you’re not looking? Or if the new toys you get this holiday season will get along with your old toys? Find out by by joining us this December for a special month-long screening of Disney and Pixar’s first feature-length collaboration, Toy Story (1995)...

Posted on Thu, 11/30/2023 - 12:01

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Walt Disney Company, The Walt Disney Family Museum is showcasing objects from the museum’s collection which highlight important moments in Walt’s career. These objects, which include recent acquisitions and fragile materials that have never been publicly displayed, will rotate periodically throughout the year.

The Walt Disney Family Museum's Work, Equity, and Inclusivity (WEI) Council aims to create an inclusive, accessible, and empowering workplace for museum employees, while also prioritizing providing an inclusive, accessible, and educational space for the public. WEI is committed to reaching these goals by seeking employees’ input. The WEI Council also strives to acknowledge and discuss how The Walt Disney Family Museum informs the public about Walt’s Disney’s story and the events that occurred during this lifetime, including elements that may have a negative or harmful impact. The Council seeks to address all aspects of the history surrounding Walt's lifetime with sensitivity, providing educational resources to the public, and encouraging conversations about these topics that connect to the public in the context of today's modern world.

Special Events
Sun, Dec 17 | 2pm

Do you ever wonder what your toys are up to when you’re not looking? Or if the new toys you get this holiday season will get along with your old toys? Find out by by joining us this December for a special month-long screening of Disney and Pixar’s first feature-length collaboration, Toy Story (1995)...

Tue, Dec 5 | 5:30pm

Join us for an exclusive screening of Westward Walt (2023), a new documentary from Disney Legend Don Hahn that chronicles the incredible events that led Walt to open a Hollywood animation studio with his brother, Roy, 100 years ago. The film is narrated by Walt and Roy, who tell their own story...

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents an inspirational journey through the life of Walter Elias Disney. Our mission is two-fold: to inform present and future generations about the man and, through his story, to inspire them to heed their imagination and persevere in pursuing their goals. 


Find animation, innovation, and inspiration in the remarkable life story of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy that transformed the entertainment world. Located in the scenic Presidio of San Francisco, the museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that features contemporary, interactive galleries with state-of-the-art exhibits narrated in Walt’s own voice alongside early drawings, cartoons, films, music, a spectacular model of Disneyland, and more.


As employees of The Walt Disney Family Museum, we strive to achieve and perpetuate the values that Walt held important in his work and his life. We believe that to achieve the level of quality associated with Walt Disney, each person, as an individual and as part of a cohesive team, contributes toward delivering a memorable experience to every visitor to The Walt Disney Family Museum.


The Walt Disney Family Museum is a premiere venue rental space in San Francisco. With exciting content and original exhibitions for all to enjoy, The Walt Disney Family Museum is happy to offer our space for celebrations and activities for all types of groups and ages.

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 San Francisco event space.

For additional information and pricing, please contact our Events Manager at 415.345.6837 or events@wdfmuseum.org.

Event Options


At WD-FM, we're not just any Disney podcast – we're your official connection to the magic! The Walt Disney Family Museum is privileged to house a treasure trove of Walt Disney's most cherished stories and artifacts, giving you an exclusive peek into the heart and soul of the company. 

Our monthly Museum Musings keep you in the loop about all the exciting happenings at The Walt Disney Family Museum, with interviews from our passionate museum team who are dedicated to carrying on Walt Disney's legacy. Each month we host our Collections Clash, where our hosts each pick three objects on view in our galleries and you the audience get to vote on your favorites.

Our Deep Dive episodes are like stepping back in time, with exclusive audio clips from the man himself, Walt Disney, and those who worked alongside him. Plus, we're all about making Disney accessible to everyone, which is why we've turned every episode into a video podcast with closed captions available on YouTube and Facebook. Join us on this incredible journey through Disney's history, and become a true Disney expert!

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Sat, Dec 2 | 10:30am–noon

Emmy Award®-winning creator of Disney’s Teacher’s Pet (2000-05) Gary Baseman has long created art inspired by his furry best friends—both cats and dogs. In this workshop, use your own real or imaginary pets as inspiration to develop a unique character with a distinctive personality. Feel free to...

Posted on Sun, 11/19/2023 - 09:00

Please join us in celebrating the life of our museum co-founder, Diane Disney Miller, who passed away on this day ten years ago. Museum Executive Director, Kirsten Komoroske, reflected on Diane in our December 2014 member magazine: “More than being a philanthropist and enthusiastic supporter of the arts, Diane was her father’s daughter. A creative force with the perseverance to follow her dreams, make a difference in the world, and carry on her father’s legacy with dignity, grace, and devotion.”...

June 24, 2023–June 2, 2024
10am–5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Disney Cats & Dogs explores the evolution and innovation of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animal-inspired animation and storytelling through the decades, and the massive undertaking involved in bringing their iconic cats and dogs to life on screen.

Nov 16, 2023–Mar 2024

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce Pawsibilities Unleashed: A Pet Portrait Exhibition. Presented concurrently with our special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, this unique collection of artworks will feature portraits by local Bay Area and Disney-related artists, showcasing the...

Sat, Dec 16 | 1–2:30pm

Tales of owls and magic have been told many times over the decades. They have been spoken, written, illustrated, and of course, animated! From the early days of hand-drawn techniques to stop-motion and even 3D animation, these whimsical birds come in all shapes and forms to display their mystical...

Sat, Nov 18 | 1–2:30pm

As the winter season starts to roll in this month, so do some of our favorite animated character birthdays! From deep breaths to excitedly blowing out candles, examine the techniques artists use to simulate lungs filling with air and escaping our lips. Join us for a happy day of animating as we use...