Looking for a great family-friendly outing this weekend? Head to the Museum of Science and Industry and 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. A special celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Mary Poppins presents interview clips and rare behind-the-scenes photos. 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 by 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. The exhibit is open daily, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will run through May 4. The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. This exhibit is not included in the regular museum admission (adults, $18; ages 3-11 and seniors, $17) and will require an additional timed-entry ticket, which is $9 for adults and seniors and $7 for children 3-11.