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Our new Featured Pet page showcases companions from around the world submitted by museum guests. Previously only seen within our Disney Cats & Dogs special exhibition, for its final month you can now enjoy viewing all our featured pets—from this month and previous months—on our website until the exhibition closes on June 2.

See below to check out featured pets from this month and previous months.

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Workshops
Sat, Apr 20 | 10:30am–noon

Swing by and join us for this fun Studio Series as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Tarzan® (1999)! Venture into the jungle to uncover what went into this memorable production and learn about the various references that were used to capture its iconic, dynamic, tree-swinging action...

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.

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Films
Sat & Sun, Apr 6–27 | 2pm
No screening Apr 28

Join us this April for a special month-long screening of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993), the live-action adventure comedy of three house pets who endure a treacherous trek across the Sierra Mountains to be reunited with their beloved human family.

Workshops
Sat, Apr 13 | 10:30am–noon

Who can forget when Carl Fredricksen releases an arrangement of balloons and floats away in his beloved home? Join us for this dreamy workshop as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney and Pixar’s UP (2009) by exploring how animators have captured the illusion of objects floating in the air...

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Apr 21 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

In celebration of our current special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, we are featuring artists who bring our favorite feline and canine friends to life.


Walt’s love for loyal companions is present through many of his animated projects. He understood that each character needs its own unique look...

Workshops
Sat, Apr 13 | 1–2:30pm

Who can forget when Carl Fredricksen releases an arrangement of balloons and floats away in his beloved home? Join us for this dreamy workshop as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney and Pixar’s UP (2009) by exploring how animators have captured the illusion of objects floating in the air...

Special Events
Sat, May 11 | 6–7:30pm

We are pleased to invite our members to an enchanted evening in our Disney Cats & Dogs special exhibition during its final weeks on view. Mix and mingle with other members, take in the exhibition after hours, experience art activities, and enjoy bubbles and bites during a screening of One Hundred...

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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...

Workshops
Sat, Apr 27 | 10:30am–12:30pm

In this workshop, Pixar Art Director Deanna Marsigliese will explore the fundamentals of conceptual character design through collage. Students will be empowered to embrace the creative process through bold combinations of shape, color, and texture using this tactile classic: the timeless art of cut...

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.

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Workshops
Sat, May 11 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Cats and dogs have not only graced televisions and theaters for years but have also been staple characters within children’s books. In this workshop, join author and illustrator Heidi Moreno as she explores the process of creating stories with accompanying visuals. Students will have the opportunity...

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Advisory Committee is made up of extraordinary individuals, each with a substantial list of remarkable personal and professional achievements. Their combined insight, experience, and vision provide important strategic guidance for the museum in carrying out its mission and expanding its outreach and impact. Constituted in April 2015 to complement the museum’s Board of Directors, the Advisory Committee comprises the following distinguished members:

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Workshops
Sat, Apr 20 | 1–2:30pm

Swing by and join us for this fun Studio Series as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Tarzan® (1999)! Venture into the jungle to uncover what went into this memorable production and learn about the various references that were used to capture its iconic, dynamic, tree-swinging action...

Posted on Wed, 03/06/2024 - 14:41

An oft-repeated story from the 1950s involved Walt Disney and Disneyland executive Dick Nunis. One day at the park, the pair stood along the Rivers of America with a view of the water traffic. The large steamer Mark Twain paddled its way around the bend as smaller craft zig-zagged about including canoes, keel boats, and the rafts to Tom Sawyer Island. Nunis expected Walt to make a comment about how busy the river was, perhaps even a little too busy. Instead, the boss remarked how what they...

Posted on Mon, 02/26/2024 - 15:24

On view in March 2024.

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, and will rotate periodically throughout the year.

Films
Sat & Sun, Mar 3–31 | 2pm
No screening Mar 2 or 30

Join us this March for a special month-long screening of Alice in Wonderland (1951). Wishing for a nonsense world of her own, Alice follows the waistcoated White Rabbit down his rabbit hole to a Wonderland filled with fantastical characters, including talking flowers, a mysterious Cheshire Cat, and...