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Workshops
Sat, Jan 25 | 10:30am–noon

A popular animation exercise for animators features a sack of flour drawn in a variety of positions to show different movements. This simple flour sack helps animators understand how organic forms twist and change with movement. Follow along in this workshop as you animate and explore how the weight

Workshops
Sat, Jan 11 | 1–2:30pm

As a leaf falls, it does not follow a straight path down like a ball or a sack of flour. The weightlessness of the leaf causes it to meet with more air resistance, which gives it a slower sway through the air before it finally comes to rest. Explore how weight influences motion in this workshop as

Workshops
Sat, Jan 11 | 10:30am–noon

As a leaf falls, it does not follow a straight path down like a ball or a sack of flour. The weightlessness of the leaf causes it to meet with more air resistance, which gives it a slower sway through the air before it finally comes to rest. Explore how weight influences motion in this workshop as

Classes
Every Sun, Jan 26–Mar 15 | 10am–noon

Walt Disney’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop-motion method using paper cutouts. Learn techniques to create your own set for stop-motion animation in this class. You will design concept art for an environment, illustrate a blueprint, construct a prototype and final set, and

Classes
Every Sat, Jan 25–Mar 14 | 1–4pm

Walt knew that a strong story is the backbone of film and a strong script is a crucial part of ensuring that the story can be understood by the audience. In this class, we will look at writing conventions for scripts of both animated works and comics. Using writing exercises to develop characters,

Classes
Every Wed, Jan 15–Mar 4 | 4–6pm
Every Wed, Mar 11–Apr 29 | 4–6pm

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

Classes
Every Sun, Jan 26–Mar 15 | 1–4pm

Join us for an 8-week course inspired by drawing class methods used in the animation industry, crafted to cover the basic fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will learn introductory concepts about shape, shadow and lighting, drapery drawing studies, and still life.

This class is a

Talks
Sat, Jan 11 | 1pm

Find yourself transported to Walt’s backyard for an intimate chat about his life, in his own words. Join Walt Disney Records Producer Randy Thornton as he presents rare snippets compiled from 17 hours of interview material and discusses insights gathered from these unique recordings.

Talks
Sat, Jan 18 | 1pm

Join animator and animation historian Tom Sito as he presents his newest book—Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator’s Cookbook. Sito will take you through the history behind recipes from the cookbooks of Disney Legends, including Mary Blair, Frank Thomas, and Ward Kimball, and more contemporary Disney

Talks
Sat, Feb 8 | 1pm

All good things must come to an end, so join us as we bid a fond farewell to our highly-acclaimed special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. Join Guest Curator Andreas Deja as he and fellow Mickey Mouse animator Mark Henn discuss how the exhibition came together, Deja’s around-the

May 13, 2020–Jan 11, 2021
Immerse yourself in the compelling and multifaceted story of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contribution to the Allies’ World War II effort through an array of original artwork, film clips, photos, literature, and more.
Special Events
Mon, Nov 18 | 10am–6pm

Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 91st birthday at The Walt Disney Family Museum with our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. Enjoy themed Spotlight Talks in our main galleries and screenings of Mickey cartoon shorts in the theater. Visit the Museum Store for merchandise exclusive to

Films
Daily, except Tuesday | 2pm

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

Job Description

Department: Education / School and Outreach

Location: San Francisco

Reports to: Senior School and Outreach Coordinator

Status: Full-Time

Hours: 40 hours/week

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt

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 quality experience to every visitor to The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Special Events
Wed, Dec 4 | 10am–6pm

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 and our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World.

Films
Daily, except Tuesday | 2pm

Hop on a broom to Salem, Massachusetts this October in Disney Legend Kenny Ortega’s cult classic, Hocus Pocus. Join Max and his younger sister Dani as they attempt to defeat the Sanderson sister witches with help from Allison, Max’s high school crush; Binx, an immortal black cat; and Billy, a kind

Classes
Every Sun, Nov 3–Dec 8 | 10am–noon

In this six-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to

Talks
Sat, Dec 14 | 1pm

A cultural icon, Mickey Mouse’s indomitable spirit and universal appeal has inspired unique fashion lines across the world for decades. In honor of his 90th birthday in 2018, many fashion companies such as Levi’s, Dooney & Bourke, Vans, Ray-Ban, and Coach chose to pay tribute to the mouse who