The Walt Disney Family Museum
The man. His story. His work. His innovations.
Your group is in for a truly imaginative treat at The Walt Disney Family Museum, a local education and entertainment center that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. Located in the Presidio, adjacent to the Golden Gate Recreational Area, this museum is perfect for visitors of any age, the interactive center taking you on a journey through the man's life, from small-town Missouri-born roots to big-time Hollywood success.
Diane Disney Miller founded this museum, first opened in 2009. There are several hands-on exhibits and original artwork within, as well as two different exhibit spaces showing regularly changing exhibits. Some current exhibits in play, to give you an example of what you may see during your visit, are Looking Inward, Awaking Beauty, and Home for the Holidays. To explore all the features inside you can opt-in for a guided group tour, sign up for an interactive team experience, or use the interactive story-telling app STQRY and explore on your own!
You will learn about Disney's very first animated shorts, from the lost idea of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to the highly successful and iconic Mickey Mouse, as well as his live-action features. See his many cinematic achievements displayed before you, Walt being 'one of the most prolific filmmakers in history'.
Here are some fun facts to learn before your visit:
- Walt Disney started out with $40 in his pocket, from a small town in Missouri.
- Disney had several daughters and was first and foremost a family man.
- Disney's first full-length feature was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves debuted in 1937.
- Disneyland was born in 1955, an endeavor Walt wants to forever grow with time, as one's imagination does.
*Plan your lunch with this stop, an onsite cafe located within the museum, as well as 8 very close Presidio eateries and cafes.