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Talks Virtual
In-Person: Sat, Aug 14 | 1pm PT
Virtual Replay: Sat, Aug 21 at 10am PT–Sun, Aug 22 at midnight PT

Join Archivist Madlyn Moskowitz, guardian and steward of Lucasfilm’s collection of screen-used Star Wars props, costumes, and related ephemera, for a special presentation about her duties and responsibilities ranging from cleaning, storage, and transportation to consultation for replica makers and

Get involved and motivated with programs that provide creative spaces for original art making and glimpses into the inner workings of the animation field, in addition to experiences meant to inspire and celebrate innovation.


Museum Closure Notification

Based on San Francisco’s shift to the purple tier, The Walt Disney Family Museum will be closed beginning Sunday, November 29. For more information on the state’s Blueprint tier status and metrics, please visit covid19.ca.gov. For further guidance and announcements from the City of San Francisco, please visit sf.gov

“We continue to remain deeply committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our visitors and staff,” says museum Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske. “I am grateful for the generous support that we have received from our community, and I look forward to welcoming you back to the museum when we are permitted to reopen.”

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time. If you purchased tickets to visit the museum after November 28, 2020, a full refund will be made directly to your original payment method within 10 business days. If you would prefer to donate your tickets back to the museum, please email tickets@wdfmuseum.org. We will provide you documentation of your tax-deductible contribution.

We will continue to regularly provide immersive and engaging virtual programming so that you can enjoy the museum from the comfort of your home. From virtual tours and exhibitions, to in-depth talks, workshops, classes, and group activities, we have a variety of virtual experiences for you to enjoy at waltdisney.org/virtual.

Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. Please email visitor-update@wdfmuseum.org with any inquiries and receive updates at waltdisney.org/visitor-update.


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 July 26, 2021: To ensure a safe and comfortable visiting experience for all, The Walt Disney Family Museum will continue to require guests and staff to wear masks—regardless of vaccination status—while in museum spaces. 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.

Talks Virtual
Sat, Jul 24 | 11am PT

In this very special Storytime event, Santa J. Claus makes a summer vacation stop to celebrate Christmas in July. Join us as Santa reads one of his favorite stories, The Feast of Cheer, and discusses how Walt's great imagination and wonderful characters inspired him to provide Disney toys and magic

The Walt Disney Family Museum welcomes group visitors for private guided tours. For additional safety measures for your visit, please visit our Welcome Back page.


Our café is temporarily closed, but we hope to offer grab-and-go options to be enjoyed in outdoor spaces soon. There is no food or beverage consumption permitted in the indoor museum spaces at this time except for bottled water. Water fountains are available at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Open for Entries
Exhibition Opens Thursday, November 18
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its next community exhibition, Spirit of the Season: A Community Art Exhibition. Adult and teen artists are invited to submit artwork inspired by their own holiday traditions and expressing what the spirit of the season means to them.
Workshops Virtual
Sat, Aug 28 | 10:30am–noon

In this workshop, join us as we look into the history of iconic Martians in film and animation and utilize drawing principles such as appeal, timing, and exaggeration. Then take pencil to paper and animate your own otherworldly character sneaking around our planet.

Posted on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 13:50

With the United States’ entrance into World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, propaganda became ubiquitous on the home front as the process of rallying the American war effort began. Posters of Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter became synonymous with the redoubtable American spirit of optimism and determination. World War II was not simply the war of the soldier, but of every man, woman, and child in the United States, and each individual was expected to do their

Talks Virtual
Fri, Jun 18 | 5:30pm PT

Join Kate MacMurray, daughter of beloved Disney Legend and actor Fred MacMurray, for a special Fathers’ Day edition of Happily Ever After Hours as she discusses her father’s close friendship with Walt Disney, her childhood memories of Walt, and her experience growing up with a father who played the

Talks Virtual
Wed, Jun 16 | 5:30pm PT

Join Director of Archives Karen Falk as she discusses her role at The Jim Henson Company—preserving the life and legacy of Jim Henson and curating exhibitions based on their beloved film and television projects, including Disney’s The Muppets, PBS’ Sesame Street (1969–present), The Dark Crystal

Virtual Exhibition Open Now

“Conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us. It’s a science whose principles are written in the oldest code in the world, the laws of nature. The natural resources of our vast continent are not inexhaustible. But if we will use our riches wisely, if