Spring is in the air! What a purrrfectly befitting time to look in on that mischevious Cheshire Cat, and follow Alice down the rabbit hole as The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates the Disney classic animated film Alice in Wonderland during the month of April.
Celebrate your unbirthday (or your birthday for that matter) with the little girl who became curiouser and curiouser – and let her curiosity lead her into a most bewildering adventure!
Screenings and Discussions
All month long, enjoy screenings of Alice in Wonderland at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m daily in the Museum’s Theater (with the exceptions of Tuesdays, as well as April 9, 10, 16, and 17.) Tickets are available online at www.waltdisney.org.
This Saturday, April 9, join horticulturist Bob Hornback and Disney historian Paula Sigman Lowery for an enchanting and fascinating journey into the gardens that surrounded Alice during the lecture “Exploring the Gardens of Wonderland: An Illustrated Talk.” You’ll learn all about the Gardens of Wonderland, as well as the Queen of Hearts, her roses, and The Garden of Live Flowers. You’ll also hear lots of little-known facts about the film, which was adapted from Lewis Carroll’s book. Following the discussion, there will be a screening of the film. The discussion and screening will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the theater. For more information, please visit www.gardenconservancy.com.
On Saturday, April 16, the Museum will hold “Introduction to Voice-over” – which has proven so popular that the event sold out early. During this unique educational opportunity, voice-over artist Ben Hoppe will help students to “find the voices within you.” Attendees will also learn about the voice-over industry and before the class is over, will actually get to try out their newly learned craft. The workshop is for true beginners. Watch the Museum’s website (www.waltdisney.org) for future educational opportunities, or call the Museum at 415.345.6814.
Disney Discoveries! and Look Closer Series
On Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 17, join museum staff for Disney Discoveries! This month, budding young artists can use paper, recycled materials, glitter, and glue to make either a tiny or oversized hanging wonderland garden. Just like the note said – “One side will make you grow taller and the other side will make you grow shorter.”
On April 29 and 30, the Museum’s popular Look Closer series will feature The Mary Blair Paint Stand. Blair was one of Disney’s most brilliant and prolific conceptual designers, bringing her unique perspective to such classics as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and this month’s featured film, Alice in Wonderland. Her work can also be seen in theme park attractions such as “It’s a Small World.” Look Closer will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Lower Lobby.
For more information about the Museum, or any of the events taking place during April, please visit the Museum’s website. The Walt Disney Family Museum is located at
104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129.