Virtual Media Workshops


MoMI Education is currently offering virtual fieldtrips for school groups, as well as tours of our interactive exhibitions and media workshops for all ages. Workshops range from film appreciation and world-building through science fiction to hands-on media-making and puppetry for the screen. Online educational programs are led by museum educators, media artists, filmmakers, and game designers, and each is specifically tailored to the interests of your group. Great for schools, home-school groups, seniors, college classes, and anyone interested in the cinematic arts.

**The minimum is 5 people per group. The maximum is 100 students for the entire session. Virtual visitors may schedule for fewer but must pay for group minimum.*

Groups can select one workshop from the list below.

• Character Design Workshop •
Inspired by the Anything Muppets of Sesame Street, students will receive materials to print and, using other objects found around the house, will design and create their own characters.

• World-building with Video Games Workshop •
This is an exploratory course, allowing students to experiment with different types of gaming, from RPG to Twine word-based games. Students will discuss story and play styles and the evolution of gaming.

• Science & Film: Screening & Discussion •
Featuring films supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s film program, students will find where science and the moving image meet, engaging in discussions on scientific and technological themes.

• Living Room Candidate Discussion •
Viewing politicians through a new light, analyzing political advertisements and rhetoric.

• Motion Picture Workshop •
Students engage in hands-on experiences that help them understand the science that underlies our perception of moving images. Students create their own thaumatrope, a Victorian-era optical to make at home. Students need tape, rubber bands, and markers.

• Film Appreciation Workshop •
Learn to see the world through the eyes of a cinematographer in this film appreciation course for teens. Build your understanding of film language through an exploration of the diverse mechanics of cinema. Students will develop an understanding of the tricks of visual storytelling to deliver non-verbal communication and artistic expression.

• Green Screen Workshop •
Students will learn about the history and tools for green screening within the moving image. Through the creation of a green screen set on their own devices, students will use their imagination and materials at home to experiment with illusion- making.

• The Creation & Evolution of Animation •
A workshop that describes the history of animation from hand drawn to motion sensors with Japanese anime.

• Storyboarding Workshop •
Students learn the art of creating storyboards based on a filmmaking idea.

• Music Video Workshop •
Inspired by music, students will create storyboards and a short animated music video.

• DIY filmmaking with smart phones & tablets
Exploring available tools at their fingertips, students will create their own cinematic shorts with their phones, tablets, and computers.

Offered At

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



Arts, Film, Visual Arts, Media/Film


100 students


60 min.


Virtual Field Trip


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, Postsecondary

Price Options

$5.00 per Person for Adults

$5.00 per Person for Non School Group

$5.00 per Person for School Group

$4.00 per Person for Seniors

$3.00 per Person for Title I School