Field Trips

Visit the museum and participate in our grade specific, guided school experiences.

Making a Splash: Animating with Special Effects

Grades 6-12

Classes tour the core galleries in search of unique hand-drawn special effects in Disney classics from 1937 to 1966. Students discuss The Walt Disney Studios’ technological innovations, like the Multiplane…

Custom Print-Making: Inspired by the Art of Eyvind Earle

Grades 6-12

Get inspired by our newest special exhibition, Awakening Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle. In the galleries, students see firsthand how Earle made art in a variety of media before, during, and…

It's a Shared World

Grades 3-6

From driving an ambulance in Europe during WWI to producing one of the first nature documentaries, Walt Disney wanted to make a difference on a global scale. Young visitors take a guided tour of the…

Pioneering Animation

Grades 3-6

Thanks to a new partnership with The Society of California Pioneers (located just steps away from the museum), students begin this program at The Society’s research library engaging with primary source…

Imagineering: Audio-Animatronics® and Robotics

Grades 6-12

In the galleries, students encounter Audio-Animatronics, a technology first invented by WED Enterprises during the early 1960s. As a forerunner to contemporary robotics, the Audio-Animatronics technology…

The Magic of Storytelling: Zoetrope

Grades 1-3

In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling in animation by engaging in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot. In the Learning Center,…

Self-Guided Visits with STEAM Self-Guide

Grades 1–12

School groups are welcome to explore the museum’s galleries on their own at a discounted school rate. Self-guided school groups have access to the museum’s core galleries, special exhibitions,…

Imagination Foundation: Pixilation

Grades 1-3

In the galleries, students step into Walt’s shoes, using their imaginations as they discover exciting moments in his life and the history of animation. In the theater, students star in their own short…

The Magic of Storytelling: Storyboarding

Grades 4-8

In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling in animation by engaging in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot. In the Learning Center,…

Technological Innovation: Animation

Grades 4-12

In the galleries, students discover how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects to make animation more interesting and realistic, and how the resulting advancements in technology…

Imagineering: Creative Problem Solving

Grades 6-12

In the galleries, students consider the work of Walt’s Imagineers, who worked at WED Enterprises during the 1950s and ’60s to imagine, research, design, and build some of Disney’s most iconic…

The Wonderful World of Color: Color Scripts

Grades TK-K-1

On this tour, our littlest students learn all about the importance of color in animation. In the galleries, children explore how color is used as a form of storytelling to set the mood of animated movies.…

Scholarship Programs, Admission Waivers, and Bus Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

We are committed to quality education and providing every student with the opportunity to benefit from our curriculum-based school experiences. To ensure that under-resourced schools can take part in our school experiences, we offer two scholarship programs.


Admission Waivers

Scholarships are available for museum admission for all Title I schools. Please indicate your Title I status on your registration form or contact education@wdfmuseum.org for more info.


Bus Scholarships

Bus scholarships are available for field trips scheduled during the academic year for Title I schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Teachers are responsible for booking their own buses.