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Man and young girl at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Learn about the man behind the magic of Disney.


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Muni Bus-accessible, Shuttle-accessible, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Paid Parking

The Walt Disney Family Museum pulls back the curtain on the life of Walt Disney and the creation of beloved Disney favorites.

This interactive museum features permanent galleries that take you through the animator’s life, ending with a model of the original Disneyland.

The museum also host temporary exhibitions, film screenings, special events, field trips for kids, and workshops for all ages.

Round out your trip with a visit to the museum store, followed by a stop at the café for grab-and-go snacks you can enjoy on the front porch overlooking the Main Parade Lawn.

Getting to The Walt Disney Family Museum

104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

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By Public Transit

Muni Route: 43

Stop: Presidio Transit Center

By Presidio Go Shuttle

Route: Downtown Route

Stop: Presidio Transit Center


There are two paid lots near the museum: the large lot across the Main Parade Lawn and the Taylor Road Parking Lot behind the museum. There is limited street parking along Montgomery Street in front of the museum.

Why We Love The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Disney Museum offers fun for all ages. The galleries and exhibitions have an adult appeal, while film screenings, classes, and field trips delight the kids. 


There are parking spots for those with mobility limitations along Montgomery Street and in the Taylor Road parking lot. Accessibility features are described on the Disney Museum website. 

Insider Tip

The Walt Disney Family Museum is next door to the Lodge at the Presidio, which offers a special Disney package. And Presidio Tunnel Tops with its Outpost nature playground for kids is right across the street.

Visitors enjoying exhibits at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum.

Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco

If you love history and animation, this is one of the best things to do in San Francisco.

Visiting The Walt Disney Family Museum

The museum is open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.). Timed tickets can be bought at the door, but they recommend planning ahead by ordering online.

Shop the Museum Store

Looking for something unexpected? The Museum Store offers gifts for the art lovers and Disney fanatics in your life.

Grab a Snack at the Café

The Disney Museum is among the many restaurants in the Presidio, featuring a grab-and-go café. You can also enjoy the Presidio Pop Up food trucks right across the Main Parade Lawn, or other nearby restaurants in the Presidio.

Watch a Movie

The Fantasia-themed museum theater hosts screenings of Disney films, old and new. Films change monthly. Tickets can be added to your museum admission at a discounted rate or purchased separately. Get details on their website.

Exterior of The Walt Disney Family Museum with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Photo courtesy of the museum.

Educational Programs

The museum offers art and animation classes and workshops for all ages, talks, field trips, and even an animation festival. Visit their education page to learn more.

Rent Space for Private Events

Museum spaces, including the movie theatre, can be rented for special events, from birthday parties to Disney wedding venues to corporate events. Visit their website to see the options.

A Great Historic Preservation Project

The Disney family, led by his daughter, the late Diane Disney Miller, funded an extraordinary adaptive reuse of three historic Presidio buildings to house the museum, which opened to the public in 2009.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most visitors spend two to three hours touring the galleries and exhibits.

Guests are encouraged to purchase timed tickets in advance online, as there’s limited space for each time slot. Tickets are also available at the door.   

Park Itineraries 

Need help planning your day at the Presidio? We’ve put together some itinerary ideas for things to see and do in the park. Whether you’re planning to spend a few hours or an entire day, there’s something for everyone at the Presidio. 

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