Behind the Screen Tour


Please note: out of concern for the safety of our visitors, we can ONLY take a maximum of 30 students per tour. Please do not add an additional classroom.

Students learn about how moving images are made, marketed, and shown, while discovering the many careers open to them in the moving-image industries. Under the guidance of a Museum educator, students actively explore and discuss artifacts and artworks, and experiment with hands-on interactive experiences and demonstrations. This tour serves as an ideal introduction to the Museum and its collection, and discussions can be focused to address the class’ specific curricular needs.

Offered At

Museum Of The Moving Image

The Museum now has limited in-person Behind the Screen and Jim Henson tours for 30 people max. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays as well as limited self-guided visits for bigger groups. We are still offering virtual field trips and virtual media workshops! Scroll all the way down down for booking options and prices.

Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. Embracing a wide range of subjects, from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art, the Museum explores every phase of the production, promotion, and exhibition of moving images. Students visiting the museum can take part in an interactive tour of movie making history in the core exhibition "Behind the Screen," a visit to "The Jim Henson Exhibition," and/or join a variety of multimedia workshops and screening programs.

We are thrilled to announce a full portfolio of virtual fieldtrips and virtual media workshops, adaptable to any age group and subject matter. As we renovate our building for the safety of all visitors, we are currently offering virtual educational programming only, but stay tuned to our website for updates on when we will return to offering in-person tours and workshops (

Please note: As of May 17, 2022: The City has raised its COVID alert level to "High," the Museum will require all visitors to wear face masks throughout the building. Learn more about the Museum’s safety guidelines here:

If you are interested in registering for a 5 part media course, combining the online selections, please email



Science, Technology, Cultural Connections, Arts, Film, Media/Film


30 students, 1 chaperone per 5 students


60 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, Postsecondary

Price Options

$3.00 per Person for Title I School

$8.00 per Person for School Group

$11.00 per Person for Seniors

$16.00 per Person for Adults