Behind the Screen Tour & I Love Lucy ("Job Switching," 1952)


Please note: out of concern for the safety of our visitors, we can ONLY take a maximum of 50 visitors per tour. Please do not add an additional classroom.

Along with a guided tour of the Museum’s core exhibition, students experience a historic film or television episode in one of the Museum’s state-of-the-art movie theaters as part of the Screening America program. These screenings, which include a post-screening discussion, use historic media to help teach English, English as a Second Language, and Social Studies, with a focus on American history. This episode of I Love Lucy ("Job Switching," 1952) explores women at work in the fifties.

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Museum Of The Moving Image

The Museum now has limited in-person Behind the Screen and Jim Henson tours for 60 students max. on Wednesdays (2nd and 4th of each month), Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As well as limited self-guided visits for larger groups, up to 80 students max. Note: The self-guided option is only available for 7th Graders (12-13 y.olds) and up. It is not suitable or recommended for younger groups. During summer months, the self-guided option is more limited due to our own summer camp programming and will be reviewed case-by-case.

We are still offering virtual field trips and virtual media workshops! Scroll all the way down down for booking options and prices.

We are only accepting one visit per school per day, due to staffing and scheduling limations. If you request more than one visit each day, the second trip will be automatically declined. Thank you for your understanding.

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 fieldtrips and media workshops, both in-person and virtual, adaptable to any age group and subject matter. The listings below will prioritize our in-person options as we rebuild our education and museum programming. Please email for virtual availability and options! (

Please note: 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



History, 19th Century, Women's History, Arts, Film, Media/Film


60 students, 1 chap. per 5 stu.


90 min.


Field Trip


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

Price Options

$19.00 per Person for Adults

$15.00 per Person for Seniors

$9.00 per Person for School Group

$3.00 per Person for Title I School