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Sun, Sep 22 | 10am–noon

Girl Scout Daisies come together at The Walt Disney Family Museum to explore aforerunner to contemporary robotics—Disney’s Audio-Animatronics® technology. Scouts work in teams, become Imagineers for the day, and create their own robot designs.

Sat, Jan 26 | 10am–2pm
In an ode to the Imagineers who worked under Walt at WED Enterprises during the 1950s and 60s, educators are invited to engage in a hands-on workshop that explores the basics of critical thinking and design strategies. While problem-solving collaboratively, learn how to utilize the 21st century

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Department: Facilities and Operations
Location: San Francisco
Reports to: Manager of Audiovisual Status: Part Time (up to 19 Hours/week) 
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FLSA Code: Non-exempt 

Celebrate 10 Years of Magic with a gift that ensures future generations will continue to be inspired by Walt Disney’s life and legacy. Donations support the museum’s unique galleries, special exhibitions, public programs, and educational efforts.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are fully tax deductible. The museum’s EIN is: 46-4118590. If you have questions about making a contribution please call 415.345.6829.

June | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 1pm
No screenings Saturday, June 1 & 22 and Sunday, June 2

For the Studios’ third full-length animated feature, Walt Disney partnered with the brilliant composer Leopold Stokowski to produce a new, groundbreaking film, in which classical music was the star. Stokowski arranged this renowned collection of celebrated musical scores, which in turn inspired

April | Select Saturdays & Sundays
1pm and 4pm
No 1pm screenings Saturday, April 13 & 27

This month we will be screening a selection of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies. Join us in our theater and witness the evolution of Disney animation right before your very eyes.

June | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 4pm
No screenings Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

Join us this month for a screening of Walt Disney’s classic animated film, Bambi. This beloved film combines breathtaking visuals, designed by Disney Legend Tyrus Wong, with the heartwarming tale of a young deer who must navigate survival, friendship, and more as he comes of age. 

On October 1, 2019, The Walt Disney Family Museum will turn ten—and we are celebrating all year long. Join us for special events, programs, blog posts, and podcast episodes that honor the museum's first decade as an institution.

Enjoy this special 10th Anniversary-themed animation our Studio Team created (to the left) as an ode to our museum. Please read more about our celebration below.

Fri, Feb 15 | 12:30–12:50pm

In this fun, hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings come to life, while putting your creativity in the spotlight. Using a step-by-step process, an instructor will teach artists of all ages how to draw their own original cartoon character. 

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction

Sun, Jun 2 | 1:30–4pm

As part of Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI), come by the Learning Center for stop-motion animation fun. Choose from a range of theater sets, background scenery, and a host of characters to produce your own raree show, an early form of animated story. Your creation can be saved as a

Special Events
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

On Sunday, April 14 you can take your Walt Disney Family Museum membership on the road and enjoy museums all around the city—for FREE! Curate your own journey by choosing from amongst your favorite Bay Area institutions, which have all joined forces to treat our members like their own for the day.

Special Events
Wed, May 15 | 6–8:45pm
At this special members only event, join Deja for an intimate discussion about the challenges he and the museum’s collections team faced, including how they managed to narrow down nearly a century’s worth of Mickey artwork and ephemera in order to form this definitive special exhibition.
Special Events
Wed, May 15

The museum is at capacity on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. There will be no entry for general admission ticket holders, members, or the general public during regular business hours (10am to 6pm) in museum galleries or public spaces. Members are welcome to attend a ticketed Member Preview Night for Mickey

Sat, Apr 27 | 1pm
Join author and historian Mindy Johnson for a fascinating and inspiring look at the history of our changing world of clothing and the impact Walt Disney's animation has had on fashion and style. 
Sat, May 4 | 1pm
Walt Disney’s influence on the world is undeniable. Kevin Lima, director of Enchanted (2007), credits much of his own creative success to the impact Walt had on him. Learn more about how Walt shaped the paths of Lima and others in this compelling talk.
Posted on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 06:00

The motion picture industry has long had a disquieting reputation for chewing up and spitting out many of its juvenile performers and unfortunately the Walt Disney Studio is not without its own tragedy in that regard. The Bobby Driscoll story could be easily considered a textbook example of the rise and ultimately fatal fall of a child star...

Posted on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:18
Nothing goes together better than Laugh-O-grams and candy-grams, right? Well, if that doesn’t do it for you, this list, which highlights the love in Walt’s life—particularly the love he shared with his wife, Lillian—might just help you and your special someone gain a new perspective on some of the stories that are mentioned only briefly in our galleries.
Sat, Apr 6 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Characters in the cartoons of the 1930s featured a distinctive aesthetic, often with pie-cut eyes and rubber hose limbs. Come learn about the stylistic quirks of animation from this era in our unique workshop taught by Studio MDHR and Cuphead lead animator, Hanna Abi-Hanna.