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Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm
Limited time only: September 4, 2019 to February 17, 2020
Students take a tour of our newest special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, with gallery activities and group discussions centered around one-of-a-kind Mickey artworks and objects. In the Learning Center, students bring to life their own animated characters using a Crankie box

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 415.345.6827 or events@wdfmuseum.org.

Click-through previews of available spaces are provided below.

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon
In the galleries, students discover how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects technology to make animation more compelling and realistic, and how the resulting advancements inspired the industry as a whole. In the Learning Center, students experiment with a mini Multiplane
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon
In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling in animation by engaging in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot. In the Learning Center, they will illustrate and animate a story using a zoetrope, a device that produces the illusion of
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm
Students take a tour through the galleries highlighting the importance of music throughout Walt's life. With a focus on masterpieces like the Silly Symphonies (1929–39) and Fantasia (1940), the guided tour then transitions students into an interactive workshop where they make music collaboratively

Pardon our dust.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce that our Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI) will be returning in a new form in October 2021. This festival will showcase the work of teen and student animators from around the world.

Watch this space, subscribe to our enews, and follow us on social media for updates and announcements, including the name of the revamped festival coming in March 2020.

Department: Collections

Location: San Francisco

Reports to: Director of Collections

Status: Full-time

Hours: Monday–Friday, generally

FLSA Code: Exempt

Posting Date: December 31, 2019

Department: Membership

Reports to: Senior Business Manager

Date: November 2019

FLSA Code: Exempt

Location: San Francisco

Status: Full Time

Hours: 40 Hours, weekends and evenings as needed

Films
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

Pardon our dust.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce that our Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI) will be returning in a new form in October 2021. This festival will showcase the work of teen and student animators from around the world.

Watch this space, subscribe to our e-news, and follow us on social media for updates and announcements, including the name of the revamped festival coming in March 2020.

Workshops
Sat, Mar 28 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Since Walt’s time, animators have found rewarding careers in a variety of roles. Working in 2D or 3D, animators are necessary in filmmaking, television, gaming, and in the art, design, and tech sectors. In this informative workshop, learn what an animator experiences in day-to-day life, what skills

Workshops
CANCELLED
Sat, Dec 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Walt Disney always encouraged his animators to remain lifelong students and continually improve their craft with every project. Bring your art and join us for this informative workshop about how to build a well-rounded portfolio or demo-reel and cater these items to the job or internship you want.

Workshops
Sun, Jan 12 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Many of Walt Disney’s early films were adaptations of classic European fairytales. Over the years, animated fairytales have become a staple of the animation film industry. Learn more about the history of these whimsical stories and explore the process of turning written word into an animated film.

Workshops
Sat, Jan 25 | 10am–2pm

Through a guided tour of the galleries, educators learn about the significant role that women played throughout Disney history and discuss various issues that have historically discouraged women from pursuing careers in animation. In the Learning Center, educators will ink and paint a cel of their

Classes
Every Wed, Oct 23–Dec 18 (No class Nov 27) | 4–6pm

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

Through in-depth and engaging outreach programming, we serve the Bay Area and continue our history of programming with our community—rather than for it.

Thu, Dec 12

Due to a special event, the museum will close early at 4pm with last gallery entry at 2:45pm.

Volunteer at the museum and help us continue Walt’s legacy by creating a unique and lasting experience for our guests. Work alongside our dedicated staff and share your passion, stories, and knowledge of the museum and Walt with visitors of all ages.