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Workshops
Sat, Sep 21 | 10:30am–1:30pm

In this workshop, learn about the natural world and its inhabitants as you practice drawing zoo animals from live reference. Study the proportion, movement, texture, and gesture-drawing techniques used to gain a sense of an animal’s anatomy while breathing life into your sketches.

Enjoy screenings of classic Disney films in our Fantasia-themed theater. Film tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in-person at the Ticket Desk on the day of your visit. Please check our calendar on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date schedule, exceptions, and pricing. See a schedule of our upcoming films in list form here

Mon, August 5

Due to an unforeseen power outage in the Presidio, The Walt Disney Family Museum is currently closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Field Trips
Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm

Thanks to our partnership with The Society of California Pioneers, located just steps away from the museum, students begin this program at The Society’s research library engaging with primary source materials, creating a narrative, and collecting images. The second half of their hands-on experience

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10–11:30am
On this tour, our littlest students learn all about the importance of color in animation. In the galleries, they explore how color is used as a form of storytelling to set the mood of animated movies. In the Learning Center, they create their own color scripts to gain a better understanding of how
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm
In the galleries, students learn the history of Audio-Animatronics® technology, first invented by WED Enterprises during the early 1960s. During this hands-on team workshop, students become Imagineers and are challenged to navigate Sphero SPRK robots using block computer programming.
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm

Students tour the main museum galleries in search of unique hand-drawn special effects in Disney classics from 1937 to 1966, discussing The Walt Disney Studios’ many technological innovations, like the Multiplane Camera that brought new dimensions to Walt’s stories. In the Learning Center, students

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon
In the galleries, students step into Walt’s shoes, using their imaginations as they discover exciting moments in Walt’s life and the history of animation. In the Learning Center, students star in their own short animated movie using an engaging stop-motion technique called “pixilation” to gain a
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–1pm

In partnership with HI USA, It's a Shared World explores Walt Disney's lifelong commitment to environmental education, international travel and intercultural understanding. From driving an ambulance in Europe during WWI to pioneering nature documentaries, Walt Disney wanted to make a difference on a

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon
In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling structure in animation by taking part in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot, as they apply to film. In the Learning Center, they work collaboratively to write a story within eight frames
Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10–11:30am & 1–2:30pm

Students learn about Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers to see how their creativity and dreams led to the construction of Disneyland. During the workshop, students create a ride blueprint, collaboratively prototype designs by assembling and testing a variety of ride tracks, and—like real

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm
During this two-hour workshop, students learn about the innovation of synchronized sound and are challenged to match their animations with an exciting soundtrack of their own design. Students also experiment with a mini Multiplane Camera, explore how depth is created in animation, and create their
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–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
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