Find animation, innovation, inspiration and immerse yourself in the remarkable life story of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy, transforming the entertainment world! Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area's most inspirational venues, welcoming visitors to an historic building that reveals 40,000 square feet of imagination. Contemporary interactive galleries and state-of-the-art exhibits are narrated in Walt's own voice, and feature early drawings, cartoons, movies, music, listening stations, more than 200 video screens and a spectacular model of Disneyland. While there, you can also enjoy daily screenings of Disney classics.
- Home for the Holidays at Carolwood
The museum's holiday tradition returns Nov. 15 - Jan. 7 with an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt's love of trains. View an elaborate three-dimensional model of the Disney family home on Carolwood Drive, with Walt's personal locomotive, the Lilly Belle, and the beloved vintage sled with an original painted Mickey.
- Walt Disney's Nine Old Men
On view May 17 through Jan. 7 is a new exhibition celebrating the legacy of the Nine Old Men - the Walt Disney Studios' original animators who fueled a new art form of character development and influenced new generations of artists. Artists' collaboration with Google's Tilt Brush technology will also be on view, with printed 3D examples of new animation creative possibilities.
- The Legacy of Walt Disney
The Walt Disney Family Museum brings to life the fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, creativity and vision helped define 20th century American culture. Opened in 2009 in the Presidio of San Francisco, the 40,000-square-foot museum illuminates Disney's tremendous successes, disappointments and unyielding optimism as he pursued innovation and excellence while entertaining and enchanting generations worldwide.
- The Walt Disney Family Museum Facilities
The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in key historic buildings within the Presidio of San Francisco, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area of the National Park Service, and a listing on both the California Historical Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks.