In this new picture book, follow Mary Blair’s journey from young aspiring artist to one of The Walt Disney Studios’ most influential and memorable designers. At this special family-friendly event, hear from the illustrator, Disney artist Brittney Lee, and author, San Francisco-based writer Amy
This December, we invite you to watch the remarkable story of Walter Elias Disney come to life in documentary, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001). Charmingly narrated by actor Dick Van Dyke, you’ll hear from Disney Legends Alice and Marc Davis, Bob Gurr, Ollie Johnston, Ward Kimball, Floyd Norman,
Join us in this eight-week class in which we explore character design and what it means to represent oneself inside and out. Using shape language, silhouette, and historical reference, you will experiment with drawing costumes to suit a variety of characters, emphasizing their purpose and personas.
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
In Christmas with Walt Disney—directed by Don Hahn and produced exclusively for the museum—Diane Disney Miller shares stories of how Walt spent the holidays, both at work and at home with his family. This sentimental behind-the-scenes peek includes family home videos alongside seasonal clips from
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
No 1pm & 4pm screenings Saturday, August 17
This month, we invite you to take a trip down the rabbit hole with us. Alice in Wonderland offers a whimsical tale of Alice’s enchanted encounters with the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and many more quirky characters. Featuring the voice talents of Bill Thompson, Ed Wynn,
(No sessions on Dec 24 and Dec 25)
The Artist Studio is geared toward adults and children ages 7 and up. Exploring the world of animation, participants discover aspects of stop-motion filmmaking and techniques used in classic black-and-white cartoons. Our studio staff is present to support, encourage, and inspire students.
(No sessions on Dec 24 and Dec 25)
The Art Playground is for families with children ages 3–6. In our Learning Center, children will learn about the many types of vehicles that navigate Disneyland, through realms both real and fictional. Using their imagination, they will create and decorate their personal favorite mode of
Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to learn how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects, then explore how the resulting advancements in technology made Disney animation more lifelike and engaging. Scouts continue to the Learning Center to experiment in groups with a miniature
Girl Scout Juniors are invited to accomplish three of the five steps toward earning a Drawing Badge at The Walt Disney Family Museum. In the galleries, observe how drawing was the foundation to all of Walt’s animated films from the early 1920s to the late ’60s. In the Learning Center, experiment
On Sunday, October 20, we invite Brownies to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum to accomplish three of the five steps toward earning an Inventor Badge. In the galleries, learn about Walt Disney’s Imagineers, who worked at WED Enterprises during the 1950s and 60s to imagine, design, and build some
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. Additional admission for our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, will be available for $10 per person, and free
No 1pm screening Saturday, September 14 & 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
In light of the recent rumors that have been spreading about Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Family Museum would be more than happy to address misconceptions that have been told as bold, un-sourced statements and wildly false accusations, as part of our mission to enlighten and educate.