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Our Board of Directors includes two generations of Walt Disney’s family and exceptional leaders from our community.

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Talks
Sat, Oct 29 | 1pm

Founded by Walt under the name Walt Disney Enterprises, Inc., Walt Disney Imagineering was initially tasked with developing Disneyland, and since then has been responsible for designing and building Disney theme parks and attractions all over the world. Seventy years after the founding of Walt

Celebrate the season and kick off a new year with this special virtual experience for your private group. First, a live Storyteller tour guide will share heartwarming stories and festive games from Walt’s family traditions, then get creative with a museum-exclusive winter activity tutorial. Review the activity tutorial descriptions below and email events@wdfmuseum.org for availability.

Includes Mini Tour, Games, and Winter Activity Tutorial (see options below)

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Experience Walt Disney’s legacy of inspiration and innovation by booking a special speaker for your next event, meeting, or team bonding experience. Our exclusive roster of industry insiders will present engaging stories and imaginative insights through topical presentations and workshops. Contact our Events Team for more details at events@wdfmuseum.org.

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"I still look at the world with wonder." — Walt Disney

We are thrilled to announce our latest offering, Wonder Wednesdays. With special limited time pricing, enjoy private group access to the museum galleries while the museum is closed to the public. This experience is available 2–3:30pm and 4–5:30pm every Wednesday, with additional times available upon request.

Tailor your own custom event rental. Gain a deeper perspective about the life and legacy of Walt Disney with a one-hour, specialized Storyteller Tour available upon request. For an additional fee, book the Theater or Awards Lobby to host the perfect post-gallery reception.

For more details, email groups@wdfmuseum.org or submit the inquiry form below.

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Bring Magic to Your Child's Birthday Celebration

"Who says we have to grow up?" –Walt

Choose between The Jungle Book (1967) or Alice in Wonderland (1951) themes to create a themed fairytale birthday party at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Available Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–2:30pm, additional times available upon request | Maximum of 20 Guests

Included in the $1,500 venue rental fee:

  • Private use of theater, theater lobby, and large area of front porch
  • Exclusive film screening of The Jungle Book or Alice in Wonderland
  • Golden Book® party favor

Tours and scavenger hunts are available for an additional fee.

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

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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. 

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

Click-through previews of available spaces are provided below.

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Workshops Virtual
Sun, Nov 13 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

As Fall fades, it’s time to do your last bit of foraging of the season! Come along as we unearth the history of fabrication in animation and how fungi have appeared in film and video games. Then using recycled book pages, stationery, and tissue, you will create three-dimensional paper-sculpted

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Oct 22 | 10:30am–noon PT

Beware of a full moon this month! Werewolves are likely to be lurking about. Join us in this spooky workshop as we uncover the myths of cryptids and how they have shapeshifted in the world of cartoons. We will then use traditional hand-drawn animation to illustrate a werewolf prowling in the night

Posted on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 15:13

Although United Artists had more than doubled Disney’s budget, color was a risk that concerned them. Disney would not make its first color picture for the popular Mickey Mouse series, but rather the distinctive and often experimental series of stand-alone short subjects, the Silly Symphonies. Directed by Burt Gillett, the chosen short was a tale of plants and animals, Flowers and Trees (1932).

Sat, Dec 24 & 31

Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece will close at 3pm with last entry at 2pm. Have a wonderful holiday!

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Dec 11 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

Let it snow! As the weather becomes chillier, Winter is the best time for doing indoor activities. Join us in this toasty workshop as we take on a seasonal favorite: the gingerbread house. Looking at perspective and simplified infrastructure, you will use cardboard and decorative materials to build

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Nov 19 | 10:30am–noon PT

Turkeys are on the loose this Thanksgiving! Gather together in this festive workshop for tips and techniques on how to create comedic timing and hilarious gestures in animation. Featuring a familiar, feathery fowl friend, animate a dynamic getaway.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 17 | 10:30am–noon PT

During the month of December, many people give gifts to their loved ones. Luckily, there are a few magical assistants who show up once a year to offer their help: elves. Join us for this jolly workshop, where we delve into the role of elves in holiday-themed television and film, then animate a gift

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Nov 5 | 10:30am–noon PT

Whether it be apple, pumpkin, or pecan, a freshly made pie is a wonderful dessert to top off a delicious meal! Join us as we uncover the recipe for animating scenes involving these popular baked goods. You will then use animation principles to create a warm pie siting on a windowsill, cooling down

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Nov 5 | 1–2:30pm PT

Whether it be apple, pumpkin, or pecan, a freshly made pie is a wonderful dessert to top off a delicious meal! Join us as we uncover the recipe for animating scenes involving these popular baked goods. You will then use animation principles to create a warm pie siting on a windowsill, cooling down

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Oct 22 | 1–2:30pm PT

Beware of a full moon this month! Werewolves are likely to be lurking about. Join us in this spooky workshop as we uncover the myths of cryptids and how they have shapeshifted in the world of cartoons. We will then use traditional hand-drawn animation to illustrate a werewolf prowling in the night

Films
Sat & Sun, Oct 1–30 | 2pm
No screening on Sat, Oct 1, 22, and 29

“Fall” under our spell this October with a month-long screening of Hocus Pocus (1993).

Andreas Deja; courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum
Posted on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 14:26

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present its newest special exhibition, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, in celebration of the beloved animated classic’s 55th anniversary. Join Bri Bertolaccini, Marketing Manager, for a conversation with our Guest Curator: acclaimed animator and Disney Legend Andreas Deja.