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The Museum is closed Monday through Wednesday beginning September 11, 2023.

Special Events
Sat–Sun, Dec 2–3
Shop in-person:
Additional discount available 10am–5:30pm both days (last entry to Museum Store at 5pm)
Shop online:
Additional discount available Saturday 9am–Sunday 9pm PT

To show our appreciation, members will receive an additional 10% discount on any in-store or online merchandise purchases made Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3—see below for details. Shop new holiday merchandise before attending our program The Making of <em>I'm Hip!</em>, An Animated...

Bring Magic to Your Child's Birthday Celebration

"Who says we have to grow up?" –Walt

Fantasia Theater Package:

2.5 hour experience

Available Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–5pm | Maximum of 20 guests

Included in the $900 venue rental fee:

  1. Private use of theater, Theater Gallery, and large area of front porch

  2. Exclusive film screening of a Disney classic

  3. Golden Book® party favor

Tours and scavenger hunts are available for an additional fee.

After Hours Movie Screening in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall:

2 hour experience

Available Thursday–Sunday after 6pm, additional times available upon request | Maximum of 30 guests

Included in the $900 venue rental fee:

  1. Private access to the museum’s special exhibition Disney Cats & Dogs.

  2. Exclusive film screening of a Disney classic

Everyone’s a Storyteller Tour Workshop + Scavenger Hunt Package:

2 hour experience

Maximum of 20 guests

Included in the $900 package:

  1. Admission to main museum galleries

  2. Two certified Storyteller tour guides

  3. Everyone’s a Storyteller Workshop: Discover communication, inspiration, and effective storytelling. In this whimsical workshop, hear from our certified guides about the techniques we have developed directly from Walt’s body of work.

  4. Scavenger Hunt: Take a deeper look at our objects with a fast-paced Scavenger Hunt of the main museum galleries. In addition to finding our most popular artifacts, you and your team will have an opportunity to get creative and make your own magical memories! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

To book your celebration or for more information, please email birthdays@wdfmuseum.org.


San Francisco, October 26, 2023—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

Sat & Sun, Nov 5–26 | 2pm
No screening Nov 4

Join us for a special month-long screening of 101 Dalmatians (1996) and see how many familiar characters from the 1961 animated classic you can “spot” in this live-action reimagining featuring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil, 101 Dalmatians, and a superb cast of talented humans including Jeff Daniels...

Films Special Events
Fri, Nov 3 | 2pm

This special film screening is presented in conjunction with our Talk | Growing Up Sherman with Sons of the Sherman Brothers Gregg and Jeff Sherman on Sat, Nov 4. This screening will include a special introduction from Richard Sherman's son, Gregg Sherman.

Our Featured Pet area showcases companions from around the world and furry friends pet pals ready for adoption from local organizations.

Due to overwhelming interest in the Featured Pet area of the exhibition, new submissions are now closed.

If you submitted a photo previously, you will be notified by email if your pet is selected for feature and be given a timeframe they will be on view.

Follow us on social media for additional opportunities to have your pet featured, including original artworks, look-a-like competitions, and more. Post photos of your pets and your experience in the exhibition using hashtag #WDFMCatsDogs


Questions: publicprograms@wdfmuseum.org 

Sat, Dec 9 | 1–2:30pm

Reluctant heroes have always been a part of a good adventure. The farm boy who must slay the evil sorcerer; the princess who refuses to be betrothed; even the boy who pulls a magical object from its resting place to become king. In celebration of such tales, this Studio Series will look at heroes...

Special Events
Fri, Oct 27 | 6:30–8:30pm

Dearly departed, we invite you to join us for an eerie Enchanted Evening at The Walt Disney Family Museum. 13 (un)lucky guests will immerse themselves in a private screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) while enjoying exclusive access to our latest exhibition Disney Cats &...

Position Description

Department: Education/School and Outreach        Location: San Francisco
Reports to: Director of Education                           Status: Full-Time

Hours: 40 hours/week. Weekdays and Weekends FLSA Code: Non-Exempt
Hourly Rate: $22-$25/hour (DOE)                          Benefits: Eligible

Special Events
Sat, Oct 28 | 10am–1pm, 1:45–3pm

Join us on International Animation Day as we celebrate more than 100 years of animation history, honor the artists of the past and present, and create animation of our own. In this drop-in activity, we will experiment with stop-motion animation using a miniature multiplane camera setup to explore...

Sun, Nov 12 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Folklore tells of creatures with wings and mysterious magical powers—the fluttering friends we call fairies. But not all fairies are easy to spot, let alone catch. Join us for this Pop-Up to see how these legendary beings have been portrayed in film from the earliest days of drawings to present-day...

Sun, Dec 10 | 10:30am–12:30pm

As the days become shorter and cold nights grow longer, it is common to search for something to light up our lives. Whether it be the flame of a candle in a dark room or the spirit of the season that surrounds us. In this Pop-Up, spend a cozy morning with us as we build a Winter-themed lantern. We...

Sat & Sun, Oct 1–28 | 2pm
No screenings Oct 15 or 29

Ring in the spooky season and our latest special exhibition Disney Cats & Dogs with a special month-long screening of Frankenweenie (2012), a story about a young boy who conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved, dearly departed dog back to life.

Sat, Oct 28 | 1–2:30pm

Just remember to leave the night light on for this Studio Series! The closet at home can feel like a simple place to store your stuff, hang clothes, or hide your laundry in, but at night it becomes a doorway into another world. For this ghastly workshop, we examine the lore of monsters in the closet...