For almost a century Walt Disney has enchanted spectators with his artistry and imagination. From Mickey Mouse and Snow White to Mary Poppins and Disneyland, Walt Disney created a global and distinctively American legacy. For those longing for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the magic, The Walt Disney Family Museum offers an unbelievable opportunity to discover the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art.
Located in the scenic Presidio of San Francisco, Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller created the museum to take visitors on an inspirational journey through the life, work, and legacy of Disney, and to encourage present and future generations to heed their imagination and follow their dreams.
This incredible 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations featuring his own voice, and a spectacular 13-foot model of Disneyland. Visitors can also enjoy the Museum Store, Learning Center, and Fantasia-themed theater, which shows Disney classics six days a week.
To ensure visits make the most of their visit the newly enhanced STQRY mobile app includes an interactive indoor map to help visitors navigate through the museum and interact directly with select objects and exhibitions. In addition, translated audio guides are available in several languages for international visitors.
Exciting exhibitions like The Disney & Dalí Related Programming also helps to illuminate Disney’s fascinating life, his tremendous successes as well as his disappointments, and his unyielding optimism as he worked tirelessly to advance the art of animation.
Throughout the year the museum offers regular programming including hands-on workshops led by industry professionals, talks with artists who have worked with or have been inspired by Walt Disney, and all-ages Open Studios where visitors can drop-in and enjoy hands-on activities such as stop motion animation and painting animation cels.
In addition to regular scheduled events The Walt Disney Museum also hosts a number of Special Programs. Some are developed in partnership with community organizations, while others reflect directly on the Core Collection and the rotation of special exhibitions. One such event is Animation Access, film screenings for children with autism and their families. As with all of the museums offerings, the goal is to activate the legacy of Walt Disney and provide visitors the chance to explore their own creativity and potential as collaborators, producers, creators and innovators.
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