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May 16, 2019–Jan 6, 2020
Members Preview Night: Wed, May 15 | 6–8:45pm
Celebrate animation’s most beloved and recognizable character with this original exhibition. Explore Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal.
July | Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri | 2pm

Mickey and Minnie Mouse have entertained audiences for the past ninety years. This month we are showcasing a compilation of various Mickey and Minnie shorts that highlight the breadth of their illustrious careers.

Sat, Sep 21 | 10:30am–1:30pm

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.

Special Events
Sun, Aug 4 | 9am–2pm
On Family Access Day, the museum invites children with disabilities and children with special health care needs to enjoy the galleries, free-of-charge, with their friends and families.
Sat, Aug 10 | 1–2:30pm

One of the most memorable sequences in Disney animation history involves the magical transformation of Cinderella’s ragged dress into a beautiful, twinkling ballgown. In this workshop, learn more about the classic film Cinderella (1950), as featured in Gallery 7, and learn to use elements of

Sat, Jul 27 | 1–2:30pm

Learn more about the South American tour and Victory Through Air Power in Gallery 6, and then join us to create your own animation of a soaring plane, using timing and spacing to chart its path through the sky.

Sat, Jul 13 | 1–2:30pm

In 1941, a little flying elephant charmed the world in Dumbo. While making the film, animators were challenged with animating flight in a way that looked not only whimsical, but believable. We invite you to read about the production of Dumbo in Gallery 6, then join us in learning how to use timing,

Posted on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:13
Former Disney artist Willie Ito was 5 years old when he was taken to a neighborhood theater to see Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Two years later, returning to San Francisco from a weekend family outing to Santa Cruz, “There were armed soldiers stopping some of the cars,” as Ito remembers. The United States had been attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan that morning.
Posted on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:18

In late 1919, Walt Disney returned from his voluntary Red Cross service in post-World War I France. An independent eighteen-year-old, he’d resettled in Kansas City, Missouri and attempted to establish a career in illustration, graphic design, and cartooning. However, within a year’s time, a different art form caught his attention. 

Posted on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:31
Alice’s Wonderland—the last film Walt Disney made in Kansas City, Missouri—depicts the animated adventures of a true-to-life young girl in a make-believe world. In the original 1923 short film, Alice arrives by train in “Cartoonland.” A large welcoming committee of animated animal characters greets her with excitement and adoration. Walt’s subsequent arrival in Hollywood, also by train, was a bit humbler.

Self-Guided Group Visits

We encourage groups of 10 or more to book in advance with our friendly Group Sales staff. Groups who purchase tickets in advance will receive a discount on admission.

Self-guided groups with less than 25 guests are welcome to purchase discounted tickets online up to 72 hours in advance of the desired group visit date. If your group is larger than 25 guestsplease contact Group Sales to arrange your group visit. 

Posted on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:47
Tennessee Loveless is an artist currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Being colorblind, Loveless understands hues in a conceptual way, often making choices based on the fundamentals of color theory, word association, and color psychology, instead of considering the color itself.
Special Events
Sat, July 13 | 10am–6pm

Visit the Museum Store on July 13 and receive an additional 10% off when you show your membership card. Plus, enjoy complimentary summer treats! Discount available in-store only.

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Youth (ages 6–17)

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Children (ages 5 & under) FREE FREE Visit Ticket Desk for day-of ticket. 

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Film Screenings

FREE for members | $5 or film voucher for member guests

Add-on: $5 with general admission purchase 
Film Only: $10 adult, senior, & student | $8 youth | FREE for children

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Museum hours are 10am–6pm with last entry at 4:45pm; the museum is open daily, except on Tuesdays, January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. For further information about our hours or admission prices, please contact Ticket Desk at 415.345.6843. Operating hours are subject to change, please check our calendar prior to planning your visit.

Due to special events, the museum will close early at 4pm with last gallery entry at 2:45pm on September 27, October 10, and December 5.

Every Sun, Sep 8–Oct 27 | 1–4pm

In this eight-week class, learn how to visually represent words and the meaning behind them as you create an animated adaptation of a different type of written work: a poem. Experiment with animation—following the process from storyboard to short film—as you discover unique ways to visually

Sun, Jul 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Tickets sold out. View one of these exquisite dolls in Gallery 6 and join us in this workshop to make your own traditional Guatemalan-inspired doll. Learn about historical Mayan clothing and the legend of the worry doll as you craft your own textile companion.