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Workshops Virtual
Sat, Nov 6 | 1–2:30pm PT

Fantasyland is filled with wondrous curiosity symbolized by the very merry celebration of the Mad Tea Party attraction. Inspired by Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951), guests take a whirlwind of a ride in oversized tea cups. Join us as we “pour” into the 70th anniversary of the beloved film

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 18 | 1–2:30pm PT

Famously used by the Fairy Godmother and Tinker Bell, magical wands are a staple of Disney’s fantasy storytelling. With the wave of a wand, Fairy Godmothers-in-Training transform young guests at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Join us as we explore how wands have been used throughout Disney Parks, Resorts

Talks Virtual
Thu, Nov 11 | 5:30pm PT

In conjunction with our special exhibition The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, join us for a very special program honoring the first Black military aviators of World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen. Editor Joe De Francesco and Producer Sharon Wood of Lucasfilm’s 2012 documentary Double Victory

We are pleased to announce that you can now donate stock to The Walt Disney Family Museum using a streamlined process.

Help us continue our important education programming, including the At-Promise Youth Animation Academy initiative, by considering a stock donation.

We have partnered with Overflow to make giving via stock quick, easy, and secure. You can even give stock directly from your phone.

It is a great, tax-efficient way to give. By donating stock directly, you can receive up to 37% savings on federal and state income taxes through a charitable donation deduction while avoiding the capital gains taxes you would incur by liquidating the stock and sending our organization the cash, all at zero additional cost to you. You can deduct the full value of the stock as a charitable gift just like cash.

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Main Museum and The Walt Disney Studios and World War II Special Exhibition Open Now

Open Thu–Sun, 10am–5pm
Pre-purchased, timed tickets available

Updated August 11, 2021: In accordance with the current San Francisco Department of Public Health mandate and, to ensure a safe and comfortable visiting experience for all, The Walt Disney Family Museum will require all guests and staff to wear masks—regardless of vaccination status—while in museum spaces. Single fabric layer masks, such as gators, scarves, and bandanas, are not acceptable.

Please note: Proof of vaccination is not required to visit the museum galleries—only if attending an in-person program in the theater.

We continue to follow strict health and safety guidelines, detailed below. We appreciate your cooperation and will announce changes to our safety policy on this page.

We are thrilled to welcome you back to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the scenic Presidio of San Francisco. 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 Disneyland.

Also on view is The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, an immersive exhibition featuring the compelling and multifaceted story of The Walt Disney Studios’ contributions to the Allies’ World War II effort with an array of original artwork, film clips, photos, literature, and more to explore.

To ensure entry, we encourage visitors to pre-purchase tickets before their visit.

We thank you for helping create an enjoyable experience for everyone and are happy to see you back at the museum soon.

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Virtual Fundraiser event proceeds support The Walt Disney Family Museum’s education programs, which provide arts and animation instruction to the next generation of creative talent. Proceeds also support the museum’s initiatives to provide scholastic opportunities to under-resourced young people, including its newest initiative, the At-Promise Youth Animation Academy, an intensive animation-focused jobs-training program for high school students experiencing economic and social disadvantages.

For more information on the At-Promise Youth Animation Academy, see our September 2021 Update.

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Talks Virtual
In-Person Event:
FIRST PROGRAM SOLD OUT:
Sat, Oct 9 | 11am
SECOND PROGRAM SOLD OUT: Sat, Oct 9 | 2pm
Virtual Replay:
Sat, Oct 16 at 10am PT–Sun, Oct 17 at midnight PT

In celebration of the premiere of Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+, join Muppet Performers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta—the hands and voices behind The Great Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn—as they share insight into their experiences working with Jim Henson and the Muppets, discuss their favorite

Dear Valued Guests,

The museum will reopen on Saturday, October 16 and will remain open for normal business hours, Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. We appreciate your understanding.

If you have purchased museum admission tickets during the temporary closure period, please contact tickets@wdfmuseum.org to request an exchange for an alternate date or a refund.

Thank you,

The Walt Disney Family Museum

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Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 18 | 10:30am–noon PT

Famously used by the Fairy Godmother and Tinker Bell, magical wands are a staple of Disney’s fantasy storytelling. With the wave of a wand, Fairy Godmothers-in-Training transform young guests at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Join us as we explore how wands have been used throughout Disney Parks, Resorts

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Nov 6 | 10:30am–noon PT

Fantasyland is filled with wondrous curiosity symbolized by the very merry celebration of the Mad Tea Party attraction. Inspired by Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951), guests take a whirlwind of a ride in oversized tea cups. Join us as we “pour” into the 70th anniversary of the beloved film

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Dec 5 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

At the heart of the Park stands an ethereal castle featuring pink hues fit for a princess. This iconic 189-foot landmark welcomes its guests to a magical world where dreams come true. Join us as we look at the history of Cinderella Castle and the fairytale itself, and explore medieval castle designs

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Nov 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

With 225 Audio-Animatronics® birds, flowers, and tiki figures performing memorable songs, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room evokes a Polynesian paradise. Join us in this workshop as we examine the history of the attraction and famous animated tropical bird characters, then design and sculpt a three

Classes Virtual
Every Wed, Oct 20–Dec 15 | 4–6pm PT

From body shape to color scheme and clothing, every piece of a character gives the viewer insight about who they are. Join us for this eight-week class as we learn what it takes to design memorable and original characters, diving further into shape language, silhouette, and costume design. After

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, Nov 20 | 10:30am–noon PT

Deep in Adventureland lies an outpost in which lively voyages transport guests down winding jungle rivers featuring flora and fauna from around the world. Embark with us on a journey through the history of Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise and animated river boats, then animate a boat traveling down a

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 4 | 1–2:30pm PT

When it comes to putting on a spectacular hoedown, the musical performances of the Country Bear Jamboree attraction—featuring 18 unique and spirited Audio-Animatronics® bears singing and playing instruments—are unlike any other. Tune up the band with us as we delve into the world of Disney bears and

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Dec 4 | 10:30am–noon PT

When it comes to putting on a spectacular hoedown, the musical performances of the Country Bear Jamboree attraction—featuring 18 unique and spirited Audio-Animatronics® bears singing and playing instruments—are unlike any other. Tune up the band with us as we delve into the world of Disney bears and