School Experiences

Grades 4–8


These special guided school experiences at the museum are geared for students in grades 4 through 8.

The Magic of Storytelling: Storyboarding

Students discover the importance of storytelling in animation and try their hand at developing and pitching a polished storyboard.

Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon | grades 4–8

Technological Innovation: Animation

Students examine Walt’s innovative contributions to animation and use a Multiplane Camera to create an animated short.

Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon | grades 4–12

Imagineering: Creative Problem Solving

Students consider the role of design and engineering in realizing Walt’s dreams for Disneyland and tackle a design challenge creatively.

Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon | grades 6–12

It's a Shared World

Young visitors take a guided tour of the galleries to discover how Walt's projects, movies, and attractions spoke—and continue to speak—to a broad audience about the importance of environmental stewardship and multiculturalism.

Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm | Grades 3–6 

Pioneering Animation

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 materials, creating a narrative, and collecting images.

Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon and…

Imagineering: Audio-Animatronics® and Robotics

In the galleries, students encounter Audio-Animatronics, a technology first invented by WED Enterprises during the early 1960s.

Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm | Grades 6-12 

Making a Splash: Animating with Special Effects

Classes tour the core galleries in search of unique hand-drawn special effects in Disney classics from 1937 to 1966.

Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm | Grades 6–12 

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

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 after his career with The Walt Disney Company.

Sep 1–Dec 22 | 10am–noon and 1pm–3pm | Grades…

Book a School Experience

  • $10
    per student
  • $12
    per adult

Guided school experiences are offered Sep 1 through May 31 30-day advance registration required for guided school experiences 14-day advance registration required for self-guided school visits 30-student maximum.