Museum of Science and Industry

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 - January 4, 2015

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Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.

Explore nine decades of Disney history and artifacts in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. Presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, the exhibition celebrates Disney imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public. From clips of Walt Disney's earliest animated pre-Mickey works, to props, models and costumes from modern favorites like The Little Mermaid and Pirates of the Caribbean, the exhibition is full of childhood memories for kids of all ages. 

See drawings, props, costumes and artwork from classic and contemporary Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films. You’ll also visit the world behind the magic through recreations of a working animator’s desk and Walt Disney's own Burbank office. Then you can try your hand at creating movie magic of your own: recording sound effects, exploring Disney's revolutionary multiplane film camera, or learning to draw some of your favorite Disney characters.

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives is full of discoveries about beloved Disney memories—from Mickey Mouse to Captain Jack Sparrow—and the artists who brought them to life.

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Tickets for this exhibit can be purchased as part of the Explorer 1, 2 or 3 packages. MSI members can purchase exhibit tickets for $4.50 per guest. D23 Gold and Silver Members will receive a special discount on exhibit entry.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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