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The Exhibition

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 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 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.

Experience the magic of Disney in Philadelphia!

It all started with a mouse, and fans will have the opportunity to see where it all began with some of the earliest sketches of Mickey Mouse including original animation drawings from his debut in Steamboat Willie (1928).

In another gallery, treasured props from the Mary Poppins films allow guests to “step in time” as they take a closer look at an original carousel horse from Mary Poppins (1964) as well as the snow globe of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which will come to life in a dazzling way.

[…] a space where visitors can encounter their favorite characters, find surprises around each corner, and celebrate a century of the stories, characters, and experiences that Disney has given to the world.

Paula Sigman-Lowery, Chief Curator

A galaxy far, far away is closer than ever as guests can see original costumes and props belonging to favorite characters from Star Wars. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has assembled a collection of items from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that are sure to be a smash. The exhibit is not only a sight to behold, but also includes sounds to cherish as guests discover the key role music plays in Disney storytelling.

Key Features

  • 10 immersive galleries with visual, audio, and interactive elements that create unique experiences
  • Authentic film props such as Cinderella’s Swarovski glass slipper from the 2015 live-action film, Jack Sparrow’s compass from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise and Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber used by Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
  • Large selection of sketches and three-dimensional models from animators showing the journey of characters and stories from concept to screen
  • Celebrates the Disney classics as well as the latest members of the Disney family including Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic


The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

World Premiere
February 18, 2023

Opening Hours

Sunday – Wednesday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday – Saturday 9:30 am – 8 pm