Animation Domination

the walt disney family museum!

The puffy white gloves. Those giant yellow booties. That familiar high-pitched squeak. No wonder he was your first cartoon crush.

Share a blast from your past at The Walt Disney Family Museum, opening Thursday. With ten audio- and video-dense galleries, plus a cafe and gift shop, there’s enough there to keep the whole clan enchanted.

Curious kids of all ages can play at interactive stations positioned at Seven Dwarfs-friendly height, ride an elevator tricked out like a ’20s-era train, or take in a flick at the downstairs screening room. Plus, art classes, scheduled to start early next year, will feature hands-on animation instruction for both kids and grown-ups.

Oh, Mickey, you’re so fine.

The Walt Disney Family Museum, at the Presidio’s Main Post, 104 Montgomery Street, between Lincoln Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue (415-345-6800 or

Photo: Courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum

This Week in Kids San Francisco

Lost in Spice
Spanglish virtuosa and best-selling author/illustrator Judy Schachner reads from the newest Skippyjon Jones romp.
Why: It’s the cat’s meow.
When: Sat., Oakland, 11 a.m.; Sun., Menlo Park, 11:30 a.m.; Corte Madera, 2 p.m.
Where: A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., b/t Moraga Ave. & Mountain Blvd., Oakland (510-339-8210‎); Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, b/t Menlo & Santa Cruz Aves., Menlo Park (650-324-4321)‎; Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., at Sandpiper Cir., Corte Madera (415-927-0960).

ODC Family Dance Classes
Moms, pops, and tots perfect salsa, hip-hop, and African moves together at the eclectic Mission dance space.
Why: One more time, from the top.
When: Ongoing. Sun., 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. (415-863-9830).

Frances England Mini Concert

What: The local songstress belts faves from Fascinating Creatures and Family Tree as a Tricycle Music Fest West headliner.
Why: The savages need soothing.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut St., at Webster St. (415-355-2823).

The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St
bt Lincoln Blvd & Sheridan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129
1010 El Camino Real
bt Menlo & Santa Cruz Aves
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Marina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut St
@ Webster St
San Francisco, CA 94123
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Ave
bt Moraga Ave & Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
351 Shotwell St
bt 17th & 18th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110