Visitors to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco can enjoy special pricing throughout the month of August to enjoy one special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II.

What’s Happening:

  • Visitors to the Walt Disney Family Museum can enjoy special pricing to The Walt Disney Studios and World War II special exhibition for August 2021.
  • Adult, senior, and student tickets are $5 and youth ages 17 and under are free. Members and active, retired, and veteran military and their spouses and dependents with valid ID continue to be free
  • Free ticket required for youth ages 17 and under, members, active and retired military personnel and their spouses and dependents with valid ID.
  • The special pricing is available when the exhibition is open, Thursday – Sunday, 10AM – 5PM (with the last entry to the gallery at 4:00 PM).
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to welcome guests to our new special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, a retrospective of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contributions to the Allies’ World War II effort. Curated by World War II historian Kent Ramsey, this immersive exhibition is on view in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall at 122 Riley Avenue.

About The Walt Disney Studios and World War II:

  • When Walt Disney received word that the Disney studio lot in Burbank had been requisitioned as an Army anti-aircraft base after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, he and his staff pledged to support the war effort without hesitation, and without profit.
  • This original exhibition illustrates how the The Walt Disney Studios devoted over 90% of its wartime output to producing training, propaganda, entertainment, and public-service films, publicity and print campaigns, and over 1,200 insignia, while also deploying a group of talented artists, including Walt himself, to Latin America on a Goodwill Tour.
  • During this unique era of animation history, The Walt Disney Studios functioned as a tremendous morale-builder for both the civilian public and deployed Allied troops.
  • Walt knew that cartoons would be an ideal medium for communicating with the American people—in an amusing, uncomplicated manner—about war-related issues and anxieties.
  • In addition to the short films and military insignia being produced, Disney characters appeared in a variety of homefront initiatives, from advertisements, magazines, and stamp books, to government posters promoting tax payment, food recycling, rationing, war bond sales, and farm production.
  • This exhibition includes 550 examples of these rare, historical objects and film clips.
  • As the anchor attraction in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is an ideal location for The Walt Disney Studios and World War II.
  • The Presidio served as an active U.S. Army base from 1846 until 1994, when it was decommissioned and designated a National Park.