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Every Wed, Jan 15–Mar 4 | 4–6pm
Every Wed, Mar 11–Apr 29 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts each class by working traditionally with pencil and paper. Budding animators develop a strong foundation, continue to build their knowledge of

Every Sun, Jan 26–Mar 15 | 1–4pm

Join us for an 8-week course inspired by drawing class methods used in the animation industry, crafted to cover the basic fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will learn introductory concepts about shape, shadow and lighting, drapery drawing studies, and still life.

This class is a

March | Daily, except Tuesdays | 2 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a screening of Nancy Meyers’ directorial debut, The Parent Trap (1998), as we pay homage to the many women who have contributed to making The Walt Disney Studios what it is today. Based on the 1961 Disney classic of the same name, The Parent Trap tells

Sat, Jan 11 | 1pm

Find yourself transported to Walt’s backyard for an intimate chat about his life, in his own words. Join Walt Disney Records Producer Randy Thornton as he presents rare snippets compiled from 17 hours of interview material and discusses insights gathered from these unique recordings.

Sat, Jan 18 | 1pm

Join animator and animation historian Tom Sito as he presents his newest book—Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator’s Cookbook. Sito will take you through the history behind recipes from the cookbooks of Disney Legends, including Mary Blair, Frank Thomas, and Ward Kimball, and more contemporary Disney

Sat, Feb 1 | 11am

Dive into a picture book about a kitten named Daisy who tells her mom an imaginative story about the origin of a blue spot on her new white dress. Read aloud by Author and Illustrator Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, a visual development artist on Moana (2016) and Frozen II (2019), this family-friendly

Sat, Feb 1 | 2pm

Join Disney Visual Development Artist Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, half of the husband-and-wife artist duo Griz & Norm, as she takes us on a journey through the creation of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest hit, Frozen II (2019). Follow Sastrawinata on her own artistic journey while she dives

Sat, Feb 8 | 1pm

All good things must come to an end, so join us as we bid a fond farewell to our highly-acclaimed special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. Join Guest Curator Andreas Deja as he and fellow Mickey Mouse animator Mark Henn discuss how the exhibition came together, Deja’s around-the

Sat, Feb 22 | 1pm

When Jim Henson’s epic fantasy film The Dark Crystal was released in 1982, audiences marveled at the stunning artistry of the film, as well as its incredible puppets perfected by its iconic creator. A mere 37 years after its release, Netflix premiered a new prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of

Sat, Mar 14 | 1pm

In 1964, Tania McKnight Norris was hired to work at WED Enterprises—now known as Walt Disney Imagineering—as an interior designer for the highly-anticipated Disneyland expansion: New Orleans Square. She joined Walt and Lilly Disney, Roy and Edna Disney, Walt's daughter Sharon and her husband Bob

May 13, 2020–Jan 11, 2021
Immerse yourself in the compelling and multifaceted story of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contribution to the Allies’ World War II effort through an array of original artwork, film clips, photos, literature, and more.
Special Events
Mon, Nov 18 | 10am–6pm

Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 91st birthday at The Walt Disney Family Museum with our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. Enjoy themed Spotlight Talks in our main galleries and screenings of Mickey cartoon shorts in the theater. Visit the Museum Store for merchandise exclusive to

Daily, except Tuesday | 2pm

Step in time with the Banks children on a jolly holiday with their practically-perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, and her chimney-sweep pal Bert, as they soar off to a magical countryside full of imagination, whimsy, and mischief. Catch an umbrella and fly down to our theater, as you wont want to miss

Job Description

Department: Education / School and Outreach

Location: San Francisco

Reports to: Senior School and Outreach Coordinator

Status: Full-Time

Hours: 40 hours/week

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt

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 quality experience to every visitor to The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Special Events
Wed, Dec 4 | 10am–6pm

On Wednesday, December 4, The Walt Disney Family Museum will offer free admission in honor of Walt’s birthday.

Free admission includes access to the main galleries and our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World.

Daily, except Tuesday | 2pm

Hop on a broom to Salem, Massachusetts this October in Disney Legend Kenny Ortega’s cult classic, Hocus Pocus. Join Max and his younger sister Dani as they attempt to defeat the Sanderson sister witches with help from Allison, Max’s high school crush; Binx, an immortal black cat; and Billy, a kind

Every Sun, Nov 3–Dec 8 | 10am–noon

In this six-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to