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Talks Virtual
Fri, Mar 18 | 5:30pm PT

Please note: This program is open only to museum members and will not be recorded or able to be streamed later.


Join us as Ron Diamond, Executive Producer of Acme Filmworks, hosts the annual Oscar® Showcase Tour. Watch a screening of this year’s Best Animated Short Film nominees and hear stories

Classes Virtual
Every Wed, Mar 23–Apr 27 | 4–6pm PT

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

Every Monday–Wednesday

The Walt Disney Family Museum is closed Monday–Wednesday.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 26 | 1–2:30pm PT

The art of fishing is one of great patience and skill. Spend a tranquil day with us as we examine the history of fishing in animation, the techniques necessary to launch the perfect cast, and then fundamental drawing principles necessary to animate a character gently casting their line into a pond.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 12 | 1–2:30pm PT

As the weather warms up, it is the perfect time to head outdoors and practice your aim through archery. Join as we celebrate archery within animation and use traditional hand-drawn animation to depict an archer pulling back their bowstring and sending an arrow straight and true to the bullseye.

Talks
Sun, Mar 20 | 1pm

Pink castles, talking sofas, and inanimate objects springing to life: What sound like fantasies from the pioneering animation of The Walt Disney Studios were in fact the product of the colorful salons of Rococo Paris. Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts is The Metropolitan

Films
Sat & Sun, Mar 5–27 | 11am

Join us this March for a month-long screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest film, Encanto, a colorful, musical tale about the importance of family and finding the miracle within.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Apr 23 | 1–2:30pm PT

Summer beaches are wonderful places to spend the day. Join us as we soak in the various types of surfing styles within animated films and television, and using traditional hand-drawn animation, animate a surfer character catching the perfect wave.

Our employees strive to achieve and perpetuate the values Walt held so closely in his work and life: 

  • We are dedicated to the mission of the museum and the vision of Walt Disney. 
  • We believe that a quality experience for visitors is possible only when there is a collaborative desire for a job well done and a “can do” attitude. 
  • We strive for excellence in everything we do. We value the diverse contributions of each individual with respect and without judgment. 
  • We foster an atmosphere of supportive challenge and allow the development of insightful, collaborative, and innovative ideas.

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 to delivering a quality experience to every guest of The Walt Disney Family Museum.

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We are excited to offer classes in art, animation, and more to students of all ages. 

Summer Classes 2022 coming soon. Watch this space, subscribe to our enews, and follow us on social media for updates and announcements.

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Workshops
Sun, Mar 6 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

For several decades, video games have immersed adults and children into unknown worlds, building global connections through gameplay and creating lasting bonds of friendship. Log on (in-person) with us in this workshop as we explore the history of 8-bit video game character designs, then design and

Talks Virtual
Fri, Feb 18 at 5pm PT – Sun, Feb 20 at midnight PT

Join us in reflecting on the opening of Tokyo Disneyland at its 35th anniversary as Cora shared his experiences working for Disney Parks, beginning as an Attractions host in 1957, and later in his management roles as Vice President of Walt Disney Productions Japan, Ltd. and President and Chairman of

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Apr 23 | 10:30am–noon PT

Summer beaches are wonderful places to spend the day. Join us as we soak in the various types of surfing styles within animated films and television, and using traditional hand-drawn animation, animate a surfer character catching the perfect wave.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 26 | 10:30am–noon PT

The art of fishing is one of great patience and skill. Spend a tranquil day with us as we examine the history of fishing in animation, the techniques necessary to launch the perfect cast, and then fundamental drawing principles necessary to animate a character gently casting their line into a pond.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 12 | 10:30am–noon PT

As the weather warms up, it is the perfect time to head outdoors and practice your aim through archery. Join as we celebrate archery within animation and use traditional hand-drawn animation to depict an archer pulling back their bowstring and sending an arrow straight and true to the bullseye.

Workshops
Sun, Apr 24 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

Springtime is lovely for a picnic in the Presidio. Pack your basket and join us in this workshop as we explore the various ways in which animation has been able to create some of the most iconic landscapes. Using clay and mixed media, we will build a miniature picnic scene and create all the

Our Board of Directors includes two generations of Walt Disney’s family and exceptional leaders from our community.

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Films
Sat & Sun, Feb 5–27 | 11am

This Black History Month, join us as we highlight stories that reflect Black culture, contributions, and experiences with a special, month-long screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Princess and the Frog (2009).