Making a Splash: Animating with Special Effects

  • Grades

    Grades 4-12
  • Date & Time

    Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon and 1–3pm | Grades 6–12
  • Cost

    $10 student, $12 adult
  • Location

    Learning Center

Classes tour the core galleries in search of unique hand-drawn special effects in Disney classics from 1937 to 1966. Students discuss The Walt Disney Studios’ technological innovations, like the Multiplane Camera that brought Walt’s stories to life. In the Learning Center, students are challenged to hand-draw an animated water scene, complete with dramatic splashes, drips, and ripples. 



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.

Making a Splash: Animating with Special Effects
  • $10 student, $12 adult
  • Learning Center