The Museum now has limited in-person Behind the Screen tours for 15 people max. on 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 (www.movingimage.us/education).
Please note: New York City now mandates that all visitors ages 5+ must be vaccinated; as of December 27, all those ages 12+ must show proof of full vaccination (typically two shots). Face masks continue to be required for everyone (ages 2+). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum does not have a space to eat lunch.
Outside food and drink are not permitted in the Museum. Weather permitting, some nearby outdoor eating options include a playground at Steinway Street and 35 Ave near the Museum and Rainey and Astoria Park (both a 5-10 minute drive).
Reservations require a 50% deposit at least three weeks prior to the date of the visit. If your deposit is not received three weeks prior to your visit, the Museum reserves the right to cancel your group and offer your scheduled time slot to another group.
Payments for group reservations must be processed in a single transaction. Group leaders are responsible for collecting total payment prior to arrival.
All visitors must wear a mask during their visit.
Group must arrive through the Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Education Center on 37 Street. Groups will not be admitted into the Museum prior to the scheduled time of their reservation.
Groups in violation of the rules of the visit contract will be asked to leave the Museum without refund.