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Posted on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 15:12

“Do you know what Gremlins are?” asked the national gossip columnist Louella Parsons in October 1942. “They are imaginary little characters who fly with the R. A. F. [Royal Air Force] pilots. They are mischievous little elves who become so real to the R. A. F. boys that they almost live and breathe.” It just so happened, reported Ms. Parsons, that none other than Walt Disney himself was planning to make a film about these little creatures.

"I still look at the world with wonder." — Walt Disney

We are thrilled to announce our latest offering, Wonder Wednesdays. With special limited time pricing, enjoy private group access to the museum galleries while the museum is closed to the public. This experience is available 2–3:30pm and 4–5:30pm every Wednesday, with additional times available upon request.

Tailor your own custom event rental. Gain a deeper perspective about the life and legacy of Walt Disney with a one-hour, specialized Storyteller Tour available upon request. For an additional fee, book the Theater or Awards Lobby to host the perfect post-gallery reception.

For more details, email groups@wdfmuseum.org or submit the inquiry form below.

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Posted on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 17:20

Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney topics.

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Feb 12 | 10:30am–noon PT

Love is in the air, and warm hugs can show your appreciation to those you care most about. Join us as we take a closer look at the legacy of Disney animated characters connecting through this small act of kindness. We will then use traditional hand-drawn animation to create two friends giving one

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Jan 15 | 10:30am–noon PT

There is no better way to spend the crisp winter nights than sitting around the warmth of a campfire. Join us as we explore various types of campfires within the world of animation and how they are created. We will then use traditional hand-drawn animation to create the illusion of a cozy fire

Special Events Virtual
Sun, Dec 5 | 5pm PT

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s virtual fundraiser, Fireside Chat with Sir Tim Rice, Moderated by Don Hahn was a great success—we raised $65,000 for our education programs. To rewatch this inspiring conversation with Sir Tim, visit waltdisney.org/str.


The proceeds of this event will help support

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Feb 26 | 1–2:30pm PT

With the new year at hand, there are plenty of reasons to get together and cook a delicious feast. During this Studio Series, we will look at classic animated family gatherings and what makes each one unique. Using traditional hand-drawn animation, we will then animate a family cooking up a new

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Jan 15 | 1–2:30pm PT

There is no better way to spend the crisp winter nights than sitting around the warmth of a campfire. Join us as we explore various types of campfires within the world of animation and how they are created. We will then use traditional hand-drawn animation to create the illusion of a cozy fire

Experience Walt Disney’s legacy of inspiration and innovation by booking a special speaker for your next event, meeting, or team bonding experience. Our exclusive roster of industry insiders will present engaging stories and imaginative insights through topical presentations and workshops. Contact our Events Team for more details at events@wdfmuseum.org.

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Workshops Virtual
Sat, Feb 12 | 1–2:30pm PT

Love is in the air, and warm hugs can show your appreciation to those you care most about. Join us as we take a closer look at the legacy of Disney animated characters connecting through this small act of kindness. We will then use traditional hand-drawn animation to create two friends giving one

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Jan 29 | 1–2:30pm PT

Spending time with our pets has a magical way of brightening our life. Few such scenes compare to the iconic Christmas scene from Lady and the Tramp (1955) in which a hat box is opened to find a sweet puppy inside, ready to be loved. Join us as we dig into the history of dogs in animation and their

Learn from animators, Imagineers, and other speakers about Walt Disney's life, career, and legacy.

Members have unlimited access to recordings of Happily Ever After Hours episodes through a special members-only portal.

Questions about our virtual talks? Visit our Virtual Programs FAQ here.

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Beginning in November 2021, our Fantasia-themed theater will reopen for programs, special events, and screenings of classic Disney films. See below for our upcoming offering of film screenings. Please check our calendar for dates, times, ticketing, and exceptions.

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San Francisco, October 1, 2019—The Walt Disney Family Museum is delighted to once again host The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival. This annual, museum-wide community event will take place on Saturday, October 5 and celebrates Walt Disney’s contributions to visual arts.


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The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 community access exhibition, A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art. Featuring original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness, the exhibition’s title was inspired by Walt Disney himself: “There is

We are pleased to announce The Walt Disney Family Museum's next Community Access Exhibition, Fresh Starts, featuring the artistic self-expression of young men in Bay Area juvenile detention centers.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the opening of our latest community art initiative, Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition. Earlier this year, both amateur and professional artists were encouraged to submit artworks inspired by their own holiday traditions and