San Francisco, October 1, 2019—The Walt Disney Family Museum is delighted to once again host The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival. This annual, museum-wide community event will take place on Saturday, October 5 and celebrates Walt Disney’s contributions to visual arts.
Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival! Our annual, museum-wide family event will take place this year on October 5, celebrating Walt Disney’s varied contributions to visual arts. In connection with this year’s “Drawn to Life” theme,
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About Taste Catering
As the museum’s culinary partner, Taste Catering runs operations at the museum cafe and catering services for special events, offering light seasonal fare inspired by the local market, growers, and purveyors. The cafe is open to museum visitors and the public during museum hours. Guests can enjoy seating indoors or outdoors, overlooking the lawn on the Presidio’s main parade ground.
In conjunction with this year’s Big Draw theme Drawn to Life, which explores the benefits of being creative to make a positive change in both your own life and the world around you, we present this special screening of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee (2012). Follow the breathtaking story of a young
In conjunction with this year’s Big Draw theme Drawn to Life, which explores the benefits of being creative to make a positive change in health and well-being, we present this special screening of Inside Out, which deals with the power of emotions. Join emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and
Join Disneynature executive Paul Baribault as he discusses his own contributions to documentary filmmaking and public education, and explores how the Studios’ current Disneynature documentaries take inspiration from and strive to continue Walt’s original work on the True-Life Adventure series.
No 1pm screening Saturday, September 28
This month, we are screening two Academy Award ®-winners from Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures series. First, explore the world of Alaskan wildlife in Seal Island (1949), directed by Disney Legend James Algar. Then, be sure to stick around for Ben Sharpsteen’s Water Birds (1952) and experience the
For your next visit to our latest special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, we have selected a few of our favorite highlights to keep a pie-eye out for!
It was truly a jolly holiday when Mary Poppins flew, via umbrella, back onto the big screen in the whimsical sequel Mary Poppins Returns (2018), starring Emily Blunt reprising Julie Andrews’ breakthrough role. It was an even happier surprise to see traditionally-animated penguins dancing beside her,
Narrated by actor and filmmaker John Krasinski, Disneynature’s Born in China offers an intimate look at China’s wildlife. Follow three distinct stories: a giant panda mother raising her newborn, a golden snub-nosed monkey adjusting to the new arrival of his baby sister, and a snow leopard on a
We are committed to making the museum more accessible to all of our visitors by providing resources that will enhance each person's visit. When borrowing our complimentary resources, you will be asked to leave a photo ID with staff for the duration of your rental as collateral. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna at 415.345.6824.
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 community access exhibition, A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art. Featuring original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness, the exhibition’s title was inspired by Walt Disney himself: “There is
Walt’s passion for the natural world came to the forefront in the 1940s and 50s when he financed the production of the True-Life Adventures (1948–1960), a documentary series focusing on animals and their natural habitats. He wanted these films to entertain, educate, and encourage audiences to care
On Saturday, October 26, we invite educators to take a tour of our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, with group discussions centered around one-of-a-kind Mickey artworks and artifacts. See how the iconic character influenced artists and shaped American popular culture from
In this workshop, learn about the natural world and its inhabitants as you practice drawing zoo animals from live reference. Study the proportion, movement, texture, and gesture-drawing techniques used to gain a sense of an animal’s anatomy while breathing life into your sketches.