00. Welcome

  • Listen first. Audio Described Tour: Orientation and Overview

  • <p>Archival black-and-white photo. A young Walt Disney smiles as he sits surrounded by over a dozen Mickey Mouse dolls at the Hyperion studio. The plush Mickey dolls feature oilcloth pie-eyes, black embroidered smiles, and tiny buttons on pin-striped corduroy clothes.</p>
  • Museum and Facilities. Orientation and Overview

  • Award’s Lobby. Orientation and Overview

Directions to Gallery 1A

From whichever entrance you used to enter the Awards Lobby, the exit to the first Gallery, 1A, is found near the 10 o’clock position, just to the right of the Oscars® exhibit case. A staff member will be there to scan your ticket and direct you into the gallery.

After you pass through the doorway, turn to your left and follow the wall about ten feet where you’ll find a slanted exhibit panel, about 3 feet above the floor, extending in front of the wall. The next tour stop, titled Small Beginnings, starts there.

  • 01. Welcome and Awards Lobby

  • <p>Mid-closeup of Victorian living room. Two paintings, portrait of Elias and Flora Disney on left and countryside with herd of sheep on right, mounted on white wallpaper. Red velvet curtains and white drapes behind a wooden table with marble surface. A pink and red glass gas lamp stands on top of table, two beige rocking chairs with white lace on each side.</p>
  • <p>This image shows three shining, gold-plated Academy Award® statuettes featuring the infamous golden man gripping a sword beneath his fists.</p>