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Workshops Virtual
Sun, Aug 22 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Join us in this workshop as we delve into the history of poster design and showcase how a single image can describe an entire film. Using shapes, tones, and unique aesthetics, you will then illustrate a dynamic movie poster of your own.

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Jul 25 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Take a journey with us as we look at Walt’s work involving the natural world and the history of badge icons, symbols, and design elements. Then take on a new challenge and create and stitch your very own wildlife badge.

Admission

Before your visit, find out more information about our ticketing policies, pricing, and procedures as well as our spotlighted travel partners, which offer discounts for other San Francisco-based attractions. 

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We are committed to making the museum more accessible to all of our visitors by providing resources that will enhance each person's visit. Please explore our accessibility resources before visiting us, and let us know what we can do to make your visit more enjoyable. 

Groups

Visiting with a larger party? Discover if booking a self-guided group visit, school experience, or guided tour makes sense for your visit, and familiarize yourself with our group rates, guidelines, policies, and FAQ. 

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Plan your route by car, bus, or bicycle to the museum, which is located at 104 Montgomery Street in the historic Presidio of San Francisco. 

Venue Rentals

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most memorable event and meeting venues. Explore the unique opportunity to host your custom gathering with us by contacting our Events Team today. 

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We are excited to welcome you back to The Walt Disney Family Museum for fun-filled activities this summer. Both our Summer Adventures and Summer Mini Mysteries in-person programs are designed to accommodate best COVID safety practices. Program schedules are developed to include a balance between inside and outside time to offer socially-distant inspiring and engaging activities. Please see below for further information about what to expect this summer. A Welcome Packet will be sent out to participating families with additional information once they have registered.

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Posted on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 16:09

Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history, ways to prioritize your mental health like Walt during Mental Health Awareness Month, and Asian American artists that worked at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt's lifetime. Director of Exhibitions and Collections Marina Villar Delgado rejoins the podcast to discuss virtual exhibitions and some of her favorite objects in the museum's collection.

Talks Virtual
Fri, May 7 | 5:30pm PT

Join Broadway and voice actress Susan Egan as she discusses her experiences as the original Belle in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, Megara in Disney’s Hercules (1997), and other impactful acting roles.

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri | Jun 21–Jul 2 | 9am–3pm PT

This class is currently sold out, however, if you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email studio@wdfmuseum.org

Scholarships for this class are also still available. Please see Scholarship Opportunities below for more information.

In many films, the audience is introduced to a

Walt Disney’s Award-Winning Documentaries
Posted on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 06:00

When the Disneyland TV show first flashed across the nation’s television screens on October 27, 1954, the animated opening sequence promised that viewers would occasionally be welcomed into Adventureland, “the wonder world of nature’s own realm.” This came as no surprise to the audience watching that night...

Program Recap: Walt Disney’s Worlds of Nature
Posted on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 06:00

As early as 1942, Walt Disney had considered the possibilities of making a live action nature film. He had gone so far as to engage in discussions with the New York Zoological Society in 1944. At this time, the Walt Disney Studio was occupied by the military, and commercial film production had given way to making military training films. With war raging, the nature film became one of many of Walt’s dreams that were put on hold for the duration...

Workshops Virtual
Thu, Apr 22 | 5:30pm PT

Spring has sprung and the hills are again full with flowers. Celebrate Earth Day with a fun and interactive workshop with nature artist John Muir Laws and learn how to block in the basic shapes, foreshorten flowers, and use watercolor or colored pencils to bring out the beauty in your own nature

Posted on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 13:31

Wish upon a star with WD-FM as Chris and Bri take a deep dive into Walt Disney's second animated feature film, Pinocchio (1940). An epic of animated cinema, Pinocchio is full of moments of artistic beauty and fun entertainment. Learn how this film was developed and some fun facts about the technology used to bring the film to life.

Special Events Virtual
Thu, Apr 22 | 11am

Walt Disney is celebrated not only for his transformative and lasting impact on our culture through the pioneering and perfecting of animation, family entertainment, and theme parks, but also for his reverence of nature and support for habitat conservation. Consistently ahead of his time, Walt

We are excited to announce that The Walt Disney Family Museum Animation Festival will feature films from teen and college-level animators. At the festival, located in the beautiful Presidio of San Francisco, participants can attend workshops and talks, engage in activities, explore a school and career fair, and view the work of next generation's talented animators.

Watch this space, subscribe to our enews, and follow us on social media for updates and announcements, including information about submissions and the festival website.

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Special Events Virtual
Sat, Apr 17 | 10am PT

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 from some of the talented artists behind these spectacular movies.

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri | Jun 7–18 | 9am–3pm PT

Comics and storyboarding share a unique connection in how to tell sequential visual stories. In this two-week class, students will discuss the history and evolution of each form and their similarities and differences. Students will learn about transferring scripts to boards and panels, gesture

San Francisco, April 15, 2021—The Walt Disney Family Museum is delighted to welcome back members and guests to the Main Museum on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Tickets for admission to both the main galleries and the special exhibition will be available for pre-purchase online beginning 10am PT today.