The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents The Big Draw: PLAY
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate the Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival! Our annual, museum-wide family event will take place this year on October 13, 2018 and will celebrate Walt Disney’s contributions to the world of art and drawing. We encourage people of all ages to participate, observe, and enjoy drawing and storytelling in different ways—we can’t wait to see your playful artwork.
SPECIAL EVENT | The Big Draw:
Sat, Oct 13 | 11am-4pm
All activities are FREE
FREE museum and special exhibition admission for youth 17 and under
Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate the Big Draw, the
world’s largest drawing festival! Our annual, museum-wide family event will
take place this year on October 13, 2018 and will celebrate Walt Disney’s
contributions to the world of art and drawing. We encourage people of all ages
to participate, observe, and enjoy drawing and storytelling in different
ways—we can’t wait to see your playful artwork.
The Big Draw Festival 2018 is all about letting loose, embracing happy
accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun! At this year’s event,
join us for playful drawing sessions and themed tours through our galleries to
learn more about how Walt incorporated play in his work and to bring out the
playful artist inside you.
Bubble Painting and Sidewalk Chalk
Drop-in | 11am–4pm | Front Lawn
Enjoy some outdoor artistic play with a fun bubble-blowing paint activity and some Instagrammable sidewalk chalk. Be sure to tag us using #WDFMBigDraw.
Drop-in | 11am–4pm | Learning Center
A thaumatrope is an optical toy that was popular over a century ago and was a precursor to early hand-drawn animation techniques. Drop by the Learning Center where our Teen Squad members will instruct you on how to create and play with a thaumatrope.
Plein Air Sketching
Drop-in | 11am–4pm | Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall Walkway
Gather inspiration from the natural beauty and architecture of the Presidio and create your own sketch masterpiece to take home with you.
Drop-in | noon–2pm and 3–5pm | Learning Center
Stop by our Learning Center to build your own fairytale-inspired puppet and play with them on our puppet stage.
10-minute Puppets with Puppeteer Noel MacNeal
Two workshops: 11am–noon and 2–3pm | Learning Center
Sign up at the welcome table
Puppeteer Noel MacNeal, best known for his role as Bear in Bear in the Big Blue House, will show you how to make simple puppets using everyday materials such as paper, markers, socks, and—most importantly—your playful imagination.
Drop-in | 11am–3:30pm | Theater
Boomwhackers® are tuned percussion instruments that allow for a unique music-making experience for large groups. Join us in the theater to try your hand at playing Boomwhackers® and enjoy the beautiful tunes that we collectively create.
Film Screening | The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
4pm | Theater
Pick up your complementary ticket at the ticket desk
Join two hapless and unwitting characters, Ichabod Crane and Mr. Toad, on their hilarious escapades in this 1949 package feature. Don’t miss the fun with this spooky Halloween classic! (Run time: 68 minutes)
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This is a free event
Suitable for ages:
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Family Friendly Facilities: The Walt Disney Family Museum brings Walt Disney’s legacy to
life and invites guests to find their own creative inspiration in his story in
our family friendly, innovative, and interactive galleries.
Walt Disney Family Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. Closed Caption and
Open Caption are available in the galleries. Audio Guides for the galleries are
available in the following languages: French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, and
Spanish. Parking is located throughout the Presidio. Public transportation is
available through PresidiGo and MUNI.