December 15, 2016 marks fifty years since Walt Disney’s passing. It has been half a century since the world lost one of its greatest visionaries.
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.
The immersive, hands-on Family Activity Area located in our current exhibition, All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains, is made possible with the generous support of Lionel, LLC—a company that was saved by a Mickey Mouse handcar in 1934. Get a glimpse into the history between Disney and Lionel.
No screenings Aug 12, 18, and 19
Join us in celebrating our latest special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, with a month-long screening of Oliver & Company (1988) about an abandoned kitten who finds his “fur-ever home,” encountering adventure and a pack of streetwise dogs along the way.
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Shop online: Additional discount available Saturday 9am–Sunday 9pm PT
To show our appreciation, members will receive an additional 10% discount on any in-store or online merchandise purchases made Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28.
On Sunday, August 28, we will host a special members-only screening of The Walt Disney Family Museum Fifth Anniversary Film (2014...
In celebration of our latest special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, we are partnering with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue to bring adoptable dogs to our museum lawn with the hope of matching them with their forever homes. Join us for an opportunity to meet, cuddle, and walk the dogs, and practice live...
Join us for an in-depth discussion of the music of the Silly Symphonies—Walt Disney’s groundbreaking, experimental series of short films that ran from 1929–1939—with Composer Fabrizio Mancinelli. Mancinelli will provide expert insight into how these short films’ musical scores delighted audiences...
Join us in welcoming Disney Legend and voice of Goofy, Bill Farmer, for an in-depth discussion of his television show, It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer (2020), highlighting working dogs across the United States. Following the Talk, we are pleased to welcome Guide Dogs for the Blind to provide an...
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most inspirational event and meeting venues. The breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, coupled with the natural beauty of the surroundings, embrace this unique venue in the charm of San Francisco. Meetings and events can be customized to include any or all of the spaces in The Walt Disney Family Museum to make your event a truly memorable and remarkable experience.
For additional information and pricing, please contact our Events Manager at 415.345.6837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click-through previews of available spaces are provided below.
No screening Jul 15 & 29
Join us in celebrating our latest special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, with a month-long screening of One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). In addition to the titular Dalmatians, you can “spot” how various other breeds are represented in the beloved dog-centric film.
The main museum is open Thu–Sun, 10am–5:30pm (last entry at 4:30pm). Our latest special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, is open Thu–Sun, 10am–5pm (last entry at 4pm) in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall. The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
For further information about our hours or admission prices, please contact Ticket Desk at 415.345.6800. Operating hours are subject to change, please check our calendar prior to planning your visit.
Heinrich Kley’s influence on Walt Disney is undeniable. In 1935, Walt travelled extensively through Europe and returned with a handful of pieces by the German artist. Walt was drawn to the drama and emotion of Kley’s work, and wished to achieve a similar powerful visual narrative and sense of storytelling on screen...
Although Walt Disney often said he personally identified with the character of Mickey Mouse, many fans would pick Donald Duck if they really thought about it. With his optimistic outlook on life yet temperamental nature and tendency to overreact, Donald’s a character we feel sympathy for and can understand. He often displays those aspects of our personalities we’re not always proud of but which certainly make us human. Donald Duck is like us, and for that reason we’re drawn to him. ...
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.
Take the first step on an incredible two-week journey as we look at what it means to be a woman in animation. Students will design their own female lead character while studying narrative structure, fairy tales, writing tropes, and stereotypes in animated films. After developing concept art and...