Walt Disney Family Museum

San Francisco, CA

The Walt Disney Family Foundation Museum is situated in one of the former historic 19th-century barracks buildings in the Presidio in San Francisco. The museum is a reflection and celebration of Walt Disney’s lifelong work, accomplishments, and the period of American history that he greatly influenced, and includes interactive exhibits on his personal life and career, permanent and flexible gallery spaces, an auditorium, a children’s learning center, a museum store, and a café. Rockwell Group oversaw the interior architecture and exhibition design of the museum, while San Francisco-based Page & Turnbull oversaw the building renovations in collaboration with the Presidio Trust. Rockwell Group created an immersive environment that educates visitors about the life of Walt Disney by hearing his voice and providing access to his personal artifacts and stories that have previously been inaccessible to the public. Storytelling was one of Walt Disney’s greatest talents, and Rockwell Group wanted to honor this legacy by using the tools Disney used throughout his career to innovate in this field: art, music and technology.