Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Disney 100 At The Franklin Institute

It's time to pack your bags and book a trip to Philadelphia because Disney is coming to the Franklin Institute. 

The world premiere of Disney 100 will open at The Franklin Institute on February 18, 2023. The Exhibition was created to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. The exhibition will immerse guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling guests since 1923.

The exhibit will be comprised of ten large, themed galleries with cutting-edge interactive installations covering 15,000 square feet. The most exciting part? Walt Disney Archives is opening its vault of treasures, showcasing more than 250 of its “Crown Jewels,” rarely seen original artworks, artifacts, costumes,
props, and other memorabilia. 

The exhibit will open at The Franklin Institute and then travel to other cities starting with Chicago and followed by Kansas City, MO.  The international unit of the exhibit will open on April 18, 2023, in Munich, Germany, with more cities to be announced.

From The Franklin Institute:

As we prepare to kick off Disney 100 Years of Wonder, we are incredibly excited to bring this fantastic exhibition to life,” said Becky Cline, director, Walt Disney Archives. “We can’t wait for guests to experience their favorite Disney stories, characters, and attractions in new and immersive ways as we celebrate all the wonderful worlds of Disney.” President and CEO of The Franklin Institute Larry Dubinski added, “The Franklin Institute is thrilled to host Disney100: The Exhibition, the first major event to mark the global celebration of Disney’s 100 years, allowing fans throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond the very first opportunity to see these crown jewels come to life in beautifully crafted galleries reflecting the creative empire synonymous with imaginative storytelling, innovation, discovery, and wonder.”

Over the past 100 years, Disney has brought its iconic stories and characters to life in new and innovative ways, becoming part of the global culture and creating generations of memories for billions. Disney100: The Exhibition invites guests to step into their favorite stories using innovation and immersive technology throughout ten galleries in the 15,000-square-foot exhibit. The Walt Disney Archives opens its vault of treasures, showcasing hundreds of extraordinary objects, including
many of Disney’s “Crown Jewels” - more than 250 rarely seen original artworks and artifacts, costumes and props, and other memorabilia. Disney has curated special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions – from Disneyland to Walt Disney World® Resort and beyond. The ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries, with moving stories, unique interactive installations, and exciting background information, will take visitors on a journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, celebrating the classics from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Strange World, as well as the latest members of the Disney family – Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.

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About The Franklin Institute:

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in science and technology learning and a dynamic center of activity. As Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit

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