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Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon
In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling in animation by engaging in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot. In the Learning Center, they will illustrate and animate a story using a zoetrope, a device that produces the illusion of
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm

In the galleries, students reflect on the work of Imagineers, who worked under Walt at WED Enterprises during the 1950s and 60s to imagine, research, design, and build some of Disney’s most iconic and revolutionary projects and attractions. In the Learning Center, students apply these concepts to

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon
In the galleries, students discover how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects technology to make animation more compelling and realistic, and how the resulting advancements inspired the industry as a whole. In the Learning Center, students experiment with a mini Multiplane
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri | 10am–4pm
School groups are welcome to explore the museum’s galleries on their own at a discounted school rate. Self-guided school groups have access to the museum’s core galleries, special exhibitions, and film screenings. Be sure to pick up a STEAM Self-Guide handout for each student to use while touring
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm
Limited time only: September 4, 2019 to January 6, 2020
Students take a tour of our newest special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, with gallery activities and group discussions centered around one-of-a-kind Mickey artworks and objects. In the Learning Center, students bring to life their own animated characters using a Crankie box
Special Events
Fri, Sep 27 | 6pm program, 7–10pm party

Enchantment, intrigue, and tropical delights await you as we team up with Tiki Oasis for a special evening celebrating the intersection of Tiki and Disney. Mix and mingle with painter, illustrator, and designer Shag (Josh Agle), enjoy delicious bites by Taste Catering, custom cocktails from San

Workshops
Sat, Oct 26 | 10:30am–noon

Fifty years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened its doors to the public for the first time. This attraction uses a variety of practical illusions to summon the ghostly appearance of its spectral inhabitants. In one of the attraction’s most iconic scenes, ghosts dancing in a ballroom appear to

Workshops
Sat, Oct 26 | 1–2:30pm

Fifty years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened its doors to the public for the first time. This attraction uses a variety of practical illusions to summon the ghostly appearance of its spectral inhabitants. In one of the attraction’s most iconic scenes, ghosts dancing in a ballroom appear to

Workshops
Sun, Oct 27 | 10:30am–12:30pm

The Haunted Mansion celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. One particularly memorable scene in the attraction features a room with seemingly-ordinary portraits which slowly stretch along with the room to reveal scenes that actually tell a more sinister story. In this workshop, learn about

Workshops
Sat, Nov 9 | 10:30am–noon

Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction to be personally overseen by Walt Disney himself. Originally envisioned as a walk-through experience, the attraction eventually opened as a dark ride featuring boats that guide Guests through the tale of a band of pillaging pirates and

Workshops
Sat, Nov 9 | 1–2:30pm

Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction to be personally overseen by Walt Disney himself. Originally envisioned as a walk-through experience, the attraction eventually opened as a dark ride featuring boats that guide Guests through the tale of a band of pillaging pirates and

Workshops
Sun, Nov 10 | 10:30am–12:30pm

One of the most recognizable symbols of Walt Disney’s Mouseketeers is the bright red-and-white badge that they wear, emblazoned with Mickey’s face. These badges are a clever piece of merchandising which has stood the test of time with a simple design that is just as memorable today. In this workshop

Workshops
Sat, Nov 23 | 10:30–noon

When Disneyland first opened, the tallest structure in the Park was the TWA Moonliner, a towering rocket that overlooked the Rocket to the Moon, Flight to the Moon, and later Mission to Mars theater attractions. This Tomorrowland icon represented a vision of a future where flying to the moon would

Workshops
Sat, Nov 23 | 1–2:30pm

When Disneyland first opened, the tallest structure in the Park was the TWA Moonliner, a towering rocket that overlooked the Rocket to the Moon, Flight to the Moon, and later Mission to Mars theater attractions. This Tomorrowland icon represented a vision of a future where flying to the moon would

Workshops
Sat, Dec 7 | 10:30–noon

Walt Disney had a lifelong love of trains, as exemplified by the numerous locomotives that graced his films, Park, and television show, as well as his installation of a functioning miniature train at his home. Examine our model of Walt’s backyard railroad in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then join us

Workshops
Sat, Dec 7 | 1–2:30pm

Walt Disney had a lifelong love of trains, as exemplified by the numerous locomotives that graced his films, Park, and television show, as well as his installation of a functioning miniature train at his home. Examine our model of Walt’s backyard railroad in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then join us

Workshops
Sat, Dec 14 | 10:30–noon

Skiing was one of Walt’s favorite wintertime activities and, subsequently, one of the last projects he worked on was development of the Mineral King Ski Resort in land that eventually was annexed into California’s Sequoia National Park. Interested and inquisitive individuals can spy Walt’s skis

Workshops
Sat, Oct 12 | 1–2:30pm

The first fireworks show at Disneyland premiered in 1956, a year after the Park opened. This impressive spectacle delighted Guests of all ages and fireworks have since illuminated the skies above the Park for over sixty years. Learn about the history of Disneyland in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then

Workshops
Sat, Oct 12 | 10:30–noon

The first fireworks show at Disneyland premiered in 1956, a year after the Park opened. This impressive spectacle delighted Guests of all ages and fireworks have since illuminated the skies above the Park for over sixty years. Learn about the history of Disneyland in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then

Talks
Sat, Nov 9 | 1pm

In 1964, Walt Disney and his Imagineers premiered the early phases of what would become classic Disneyland attractions at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair. Walt’s sponsors at the Fair funded the development of major technical advancements such as Audio-Animatronics® technology and the PeopleMover s