The Magic of Storytelling: Zoetrope

Book Experience
  • Grades

    Grades 1-3
  • Date & Time

    Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri


  • Cost

    $10 per student, $12 per adult
  • Location

    Learning Center

In the galleries, students discover the importance of storytelling in animation by engaging in interactive activities focused on the concepts of character, setting, and plot. In the Learning Center, they will illustrate and animate a story using a zoetrope, a device that produces the illusion of motion in a sequence of drawings.

Pre- and Post-visit Guides

To enhance your students’ experience, use these resources before and after your museum visit.

Download Pre-visit Guide

Download Post-visit Guide



Scholarship Programs, Admission Waivers, and Bus Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

We are committed to quality education and providing every student with the opportunity to benefit from our curriculum-based school experiences. To ensure that under-resourced schools can take part in our school experiences, we offer two scholarship programs.

Admission Waivers

Scholarships are available for museum admission for all Title I schools. Please indicate your Title I status on your registration form or contact for more info.

Bus Scholarships

Bus scholarships are available for field trips scheduled during the academic year for Title I schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Teachers are responsible for booking their own buses.



See a full schedule of upcoming films here.

Schedule subject to change. Please check calendar or ticket desk on the day of your visit for most current schedule.

The Magic of Storytelling: Zoetrope
  • $10 per student, $12 per adult
  • Learning Center