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
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
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
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
Through a guided tour of the museum galleries, students gain a better understanding of significant women in Disney history. Students will participate in group discussions to promote feminist perspectives and critical thinking. During the workshop, the students will ink and paint a cel, a job done
How to Make a Thaumatrope
Developed in the early 19th century, Thaumatropes are an optical toy and one of the earliest forms of animation. Using two illustrated sides of a disc, Thaumatropes create the illusion of motion that seemingly have drawings blend into one.
With this downloadable guide, make your own Thaumatrope at home.
“Today we are the shapers of the world of tomorrow.” —Walt Disney
San Francisco, June 8, 2020—The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to premiere The World of Tomorrow, a new virtual exhibition featuring works created by the museum’s global community. Inspired by each artists’ vision for a
Join actress, author, entrepreneur, and fashion designer Ashley Eckstein and the voice of Mickey Mouse, Bret Iwan, for behind-the-scenes stories from their voiceover careers and how they achieved their dreams of working for The Walt Disney Company.
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