Today, The Walt Disney Family Museum announced that they will be reopening next Thursday, November 5, 2020. The Museum has been closed since March 6 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an official press release, Walt Disney Family Museum officials shared these details regarding their upcoming reopening:
We are happy to announce that The Walt Disney Family Museum plans to reopen to the public on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in accordance with guidelines recently announced by the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco and the Governor’s Office of California.
Beginning November 5, the museum will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm, with last gallery entry at 4:15pm, and will be closed Monday through Wednesday for the remainder of the year.
“We deeply appreciate the overwhelming and generous support that our members and friends have shown us throughout this unusual time,” says Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Family Museum. “I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in our extensive virtual programming, fundraising efforts, and the #MuseumFromHome initiative during the museum’s closure. We look forward to welcoming you back to museum when you are comfortable, and also welcoming you to our ongoing and engaging virtual offerings, which we will continue host after our reopening.”
During their extended closure The Walt Disney Family Museum hosted various events — including a virtual Disneyland Resort 65th Anniversary Celebration and a fundraising event with Disney composer Alan Menken — virtually.
Although the museum staff had never done remote events of this size in the past, they handled the unprecedented situation with aplomb and all of the events ITM staff participated in were nothing short of excellent!
If you have plans to be in the Bay Area in the near future and you would like to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum, don’t forget to reserve your ticket in advance and be prepared to follow these health and safety protocols, provided by the Museum:
Face coverings are required at all times for staff and guests ages three and over
Increased cleaning frequency and procedures implemented throughout the day
Distancing of at least six feet required for both guests and staff
Additional hand sanitation stations installed throughout the museum and signage indicating handwashing locations
Installation of clear acrylic coverings in transactional areas
Directional signage and placement of staff to ensure continual flow and eliminate crowding
Modified gallery interactives and listening stations that can now be experienced using the WDFM mobile app, headphones, or disposable styluses available free of charge
Capacity limitations for daily attendance and all spaces
Daily staff health checks prior to arrival at the museum
The museum asks that visitors take a self-screening questionnaire before visiting. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms. If you purchased tickets and need to reschedule your visit, email email@example.com.
It is also worth noting that not all amenities and experiences will be available to visitors at this time. As per the Museum’s press release:
Due to current restrictions, the museum café, water fountains, coat check, theater, and Learning Center will remain closed until further notice.
Details on the upcoming special exhibitions The Walt Disney Studios and World War II and Veterans Voices: Painted Realities, including opening dates, will be announced soon.
Are you looking forward to The Walt Disney Family Museum reopening so fans can continue to enjoy Walt Disney’s legacy?