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April | Select Saturdays & Sundays
1pm and 4pm
No 1pm screenings Saturday, April 13 & 27

This month we will be screening a selection of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies. Join us in our theater and witness the evolution of Disney animation right before your very eyes.

June | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 4pm
No screenings Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

Join us this month for a screening of Walt Disney’s classic animated film, Bambi. This beloved film combines breathtaking visuals, designed by Disney Legend Tyrus Wong, with the heartwarming tale of a young deer who must navigate survival, friendship, and more as he comes of age. 

On October 1, 2019, The Walt Disney Family Museum will turn ten—and we are celebrating all year long. Join us for special events, programs, blog posts, and podcast episodes that honor the museum's first decade as an institution.

Enjoy this special 10th Anniversary-themed animation our Studio Team created (to the left) as an ode to our museum. Please read more about our celebration below.

Fri, Feb 15 | 12:30–12:50pm

In this fun, hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings come to life, while putting your creativity in the spotlight. Using a step-by-step process, an instructor will teach artists of all ages how to draw their own original cartoon character. 

This month’s theme is presented in conjunction

Sun, Jun 2 | 1:30–4pm

As part of Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI), come by the Learning Center for stop-motion animation fun. Choose from a range of theater sets, background scenery, and a host of characters to produce your own raree show, an early form of animated story. Your creation can be saved as a

Special Events
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

On Sunday, April 14 you can take your Walt Disney Family Museum membership on the road and enjoy museums all around the city—for FREE! Curate your own journey by choosing from amongst your favorite Bay Area institutions, which have all joined forces to treat our members like their own for the day.

Special Events
Wed, May 15 | 6–8:45pm
At this special members only event, join Deja for an intimate discussion about the challenges he and the museum’s collections team faced, including how they managed to narrow down nearly a century’s worth of Mickey artwork and ephemera in order to form this definitive special exhibition.
Special Events
Wed, May 15

The museum is at capacity on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. There will be no entry for general admission ticket holders, members, or the general public during regular business hours (10am to 6pm) in museum galleries or public spaces. Members are welcome to attend a ticketed Member Preview Night for Mickey

Sat, Apr 27 | 1pm
Join author and historian Mindy Johnson for a fascinating and inspiring look at the history of our changing world of clothing and the impact Walt Disney's animation has had on fashion and style. 
Sat, May 4 | 1pm
Walt Disney’s influence on the world is undeniable. Kevin Lima, director of Enchanted (2007), credits much of his own creative success to the impact Walt had on him. Learn more about how Walt shaped the paths of Lima and others in this compelling talk.
Posted on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 06:00

The motion picture industry has long had a disquieting reputation for chewing up and spitting out many of its juvenile performers and unfortunately the Walt Disney Studio is not without its own tragedy in that regard. The Bobby Driscoll story could be easily considered a textbook example of the rise and ultimately fatal fall of a child star...

Posted on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:18
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.
Sat, Apr 6 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Characters in the cartoons of the 1930s featured a distinctive aesthetic, often with pie-cut eyes and rubber hose limbs. Come learn about the stylistic quirks of animation from this era in our unique workshop taught by Studio MDHR and Cuphead lead animator, Hanna Abi-Hanna. 

As employees of The Walt Disney Family Museum, we strive to achieve and perpetuate the values that Walt held important in his work and his life. We believe that to achieve the level of quality associated with Walt Disney, each person, as an individual and as part of a cohesive team, contributes toward delivering a quality experience to every visitor to The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Job Function

The Marketing & Communications Assistant will provide support to the marketing and communications department with a focus on copy editing, copy writing, content research, content creation, and fact-checking services for marketing and communications, development, education, visitor services, HR, exhibitions, collections, Foundation Press, and other museum and foundation departments, as needed. The Marketing and Communications Assistant will create and maintain various style guides, handbooks, and other collections of institutional communication materials. This person will be a key member of planning and managing the museum’s editorial communication efforts, such as the member magazine, blog, and publications. The Marketing and Communications Assistant will help various departments create pitch materials for sponsorship and grant proposals. This person shall ensure that all communications goals and objectives are met in line within the wider institutional and marketing strategies for The Walt Disney Family Museum. 

The Marketing & Communications Assistant will also be responsible for maintaining content on the museum’s website, including loading new materials, ensuring accuracy and consistency of content and style, establishing and managing website and communication style guide. The assistant is responsible for the creation and management of editorial calendars and the timely publication of the email newsletter, member magazines, and other communications. Additionally, this person will perform other related duties, as assigned. 

Department: Marketing & Communications | Reports to: Marketing Manager | Location: San Francisco 

Hours: 40 hours per week | Status: Full-Time | FLSA: Non-Exempt 

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Every Wed, Mar 6–Apr 24 | 4–6pm
During this eight-week course, each class will focus on one of these core concepts in relation to working traditionally with pencil and paper.

Volunteer at the museum and help us continue Walt’s legacy by creating a unique and lasting experience for our guests. Work alongside our dedicated staff and share your passion, stories, and knowledge of the museum and Walt with visitors of all ages. 

Museum Policies

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