Calm Morning: Zootopia

Calm Morning: Zootopia

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration, a family workshop inspired by the accommodative screening of Zootopia (2016), and a marionette show by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater!

We invite visitors to our Calm Morning program on Saturday, June 24, from 9am to 1pm, with a focus on the film Zootopia (2016). ASL interpretation will be provided.


9–10am | Early Gallery Access
Explore the Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation, Effects, and Encounters galleries in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, on Level 3, where sound and lighting adjustments will be made for a more sensory-friendly viewing experience.

10–11am | Family Workshop
Visit the Shirley Temple Education Studio for a family workshop inspired by Zootopia (2016) and themes of love, belonging, and finding your place in the world. We’re excited to welcome the Bob Baker Marionette Theater for a marionette show!

In addition to the Calm Morning program, we encourage visitors to attend our accommodative, open-caption screening of Zootopia at 11am in the Ted Mann Theater. The screening is part of our weekly  Family Matinees  film series. A separate admission ticket is required.

The Shirley Temple Education Studio will remain open during the screening as a space for relaxation and continued art making until 1pm.

Marionette Show
Bob Baker Marionette Theater celebrates love, self-acceptance, and community through a musical marionette lineup of proud puppets performing a confection of medleys from LGBTQ+ icons, queer history, and more!

About Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Integral to our nonprofit mission, Bob Baker Marionette Theater envisions an inclusive community empowered with a creative toolbox to better the world around them. The Theater has always been a place for LGBTQ+ artists to make art in LA and come together in a safe community that fosters artistic expression and joyful creation.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is an iconic Los Angeles institution that has served millions of children and families since 1963. As a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization, their mission is to educate, celebrate, and inspire imagination through Puppetry and the Allied Arts. With over 3,000 handcrafted puppets and a passionate and creative staff, the Theater strives to make the world as imaginative as they see it. Now in a new Highland Park home, they are actively expanding programs to reach families, adults, and their community at large.

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email 

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