The Walt Disney Family Museum

#21 in Best Things To Do in San Francisco
The Walt Disney Family Museum picture
Anna Fox/Flickr

Key Info

104 Montgomery St.

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.7scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

True Disney aficionados would be remiss to skip The Walt Disney Family Museum, which delves into the history around the iconic creator. The museum's galleries begin with Walt Disney's childhood and trace his life through the construction of Disneyland, highlighting his legacy and various achievements along the way. Rotating exhibitions widen the museum's berth and offer a closer look at the artists and animators who helped inspire classic characters such as Pinocchio and Mickey Mouse.

Past visitors were impressed by how thoroughly the museum explains Walt Disney's early life. They also praised the museum's interactive displays, saying that there is a good mix of reading and video to keep museum patrons entertained.

The Walt Disney Family Museum sits in the Presidio, in the northern part of San Francisco. Metered parking is available throughout the neighborhood, while travelers can also take the free PresidiGo Shuttle, plus the No. 45, 43 and 28 buses stop near the attraction. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, excluding major holidays, and the last entry is at 4:45 p.m. General admission tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors ages 65 and older, and $15 for youths ages 6 to 17; children 5 and younger and military personnel are granted free entry. Film screenings and special exhibition venues cost extra. For more information, visit The Walt Disney Family Museum's website.

See all Hotels in San Francisco »

More Best Things To Do in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences
Type
Time to Spend
1 of 26
#1 Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge's vaulting, orange arches amidst the rocky seascape of the San Francisco Bay have made it one of the West Coast's most enduring symbols and the city's most popular tourist attraction. The bridge's name, "Golden Gate," actually refers to the body of water it spans (the Golden

Read more
John Lund/Tom Penpark/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in San Francisco »

Explore More of San Francisco

Recommended

The 21 Most Beautiful Waterfalls to See Around the World

Discover which stunning falls offer once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

Kyle McCarthyApril 25, 2019

The 20 Best Michigan State Parks

Two peninsulas, four Great Lakes and innumerable natural highlights elevate Michigan's state parks.

Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019

50 Awesome Vacation Ideas for Every Type of Traveler

Consider these vacation ideas for your next getaway.

Holly JohnsonApril 11, 2019

The 13 Best National Parks in California

You won't regret adding one of these national parks to your California itinerary.

Rachel CenterApril 10, 2019

10 Beautiful Places to Visit in the South of France

Plan a getaway to these special destinations to soak up culture, cuisine and quaint atmospheres.

Gwen PratesiApril 8, 2019

Best Carry-on Luggage of 2019

U.S. News rated the best carry-on luggage, considering recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerApril 3, 2019

The 11 Best Utah National Parks and Monuments to Visit

From birding to bouldering to boating, Utah's national parks have it all.

Zach WatsonApril 2, 2019

The 30 Best Zoos in the U.S.

Get an up-close look at wild creatures in natural settings at America's top animal parks.

Kyle McCarthyMarch 28, 2019

15 Scenic Train Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

Climb aboard these locomotives for jaw-dropping views.

Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019

13 Top Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the crowded streets of Rome or Milan and head to Italy's picturesque countryside.

Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019