The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney—the creator of Mickey Mouse, and whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America—has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in The Presidio of San Francisco. The Museum illuminates Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he worked tirelessly to enhance the art of animation. The creator of Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disneyland and much more, he was a risk-taker who influenced popular culture through animated and live-action films, television programs, theme parks and new technologies. Co-founded by Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, and grandson, Walter E.D. Miller, the Museum is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation.
Located in a historic brick building, once a barracks, on the main post of San Francisco’s Presidio, the 40,000 square foot Museum 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, a 14-foot model of Disneyland and much more. The Museum tells the story of the man behind the myth in Disney’s own voice and in contemporary exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies, listening stations, and more than 200 video screens. Visitors can also enjoy the Museum store, and the 114 seat, Fantasia-themed theater, which shows Disney classics six days a week.
The Walt Disney Family Museum is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.