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Thu, Apr 22 | 10am–5pm (last gallery entry at 3:45pm)

We are thrilled to welcome you back to our Main Museum galleries beginning Thursday, April 22. Experience Walt Disney’s uplifting life story showcased through our state-of-the-art galleries, which house hundreds of memorable artifacts, original artworks, and a spectacular miniature model of

Posted on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 12:45

In 1942, Alexander P. de Seversky released his book Victory Through Air Power, in which he challenged the status quo of military doctrine with his argument that United States air power was weak, ineffective, and highly underdeveloped. He argued that military supremacy would be derived from air supremacy, and that the future of warfare rested on the development of a super fleet capable of strategic bombing or long-range air power. This, he argued, would be far more effective than tactical air

Posted on Wed, 04/07/2021 - 13:07

Time for our monthly WD-FM Museum Musings where you can catch up with Chris and Bri on upcoming events, programs, and more on our upcoming virtual community art exhibition, Conserving the Magic of Our Planet. Hear a special interview with Director of Education, Travis Lacina about our summer classes and engaging workshops.

Talks Virtual
Mon, Apr 5 | 6pm PT

Join Mulan (1998) Co-Director Tony Bancroft and his twin brother Tom Bancroft, character designer of Mushu, for a virtual program behind the making of the film, including production, casting, music, research, and story development.

Posted on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 12:48

Fall in with WD-FM as we explore the creation and history in our newest special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. Hear excerpts of interviews from Exhibition Curator Kent Ramsey, Director of Exhibitions Marina Villar Delgado, and Exhibitions Assistant Kaitlin Buickel on how they helped bring this exhibition to the public.


San Francisco, March 11, 2021—The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its new special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, on Thursday, March 18 for museum members and to the general public the following day, on Friday

Classes Virtual
Every Wed, Mar 31–May 19 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. In this eight-week course, students work with paper cut-out animation and experiment with a new concept each week. Budding animators will develop a strong foundation, continue to build their

Museum Policies

In order to ensure the safety of our guests, employees, and artifacts, we ask that you abide by the following museum policies. 

Talks Virtual
Sat, Mar 20 | 11am PT

We invite you and your family to celebrate Women’s History Month with a Virtual Storytime of Star Wars: I Am a Padawan with Actress and Author Ashley Eckstein. In this special presentation, learn about Eckstein’s path to bringing the story of Star Wars’ Ahsoka Tano to readers around the globe.

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri | Jul 5–16 | 9am–3pm PT

Synchronized musical scores have seamlessly blended with cinematic imagery for nearly a century. Whether music has served as inspiration for abstract and experimental sequences or has followed and amplified a narrative, it has become an essential element within the art of animation. Join us in this

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 27 | 1–2:30pm PT

In World Showcase, guests eat delectable dishes from around the world. Join us as we explore various cultural dishes and traditions as we learn how to animate a character munching on their meal. Using principles such as anticipation, arcs, and exaggeration, create believable jaw movements that shows

Classes Virtual
Every Wed, Jan 20–Mar 10 | 4–6pm

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 and also with paper cut-outs. Budding animators will develop a strong foundation

Every Monday–Wednesday

The Walt Disney Family Museum is closed Monday–Wednesday.

Posted on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 14:58

We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our second Museum Musings episode, featuring an update on museum reopening, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.

In conjunction with our special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking