Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street
Astoria, NY 

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Thursday 2-6 pm
Friday 2–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday 12–6 pm

$15/ages 18+, $11/students & seniors, $9/ages 3-17

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Explore film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.

🎥 The hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen features over 1,400 artifacts including early cameras, a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, footage of silent adventure classic The Great Train Robbery as well as interactive experiences like adding sound effects and music to famous movie scenes and starring in a personalized flipbook.

🎬 Appreciate the painstaking work of stop-motion animation in LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion. Experiment with characters and environments from Coraline, ParaNorman, Missing Link and other popular LAIKA films create short films to share and post online. Also see puppets, sets, and video clips from all five of the studio’s renowned films. eight animation stations equipped with 2-D LAIKA character figures and environments that visitors can use to

🐸 Visit Miss Piggy, Elmo and other favorites in Jim Henson’s World. See 47 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes plus film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage.

💺 See continuous screenings of vintage Muppet Shows and more inside Red Groom’s whimsical Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. Look out for screenings of family friendly classics from the Muppets to Studio Ghibli in a gorgeous, raked-seats theater (tickets must be purchased separately).

🎨 On Saturday afternoons, join MoMI educators for Green Screen, Stop Motion Animation, and Pixel Art activities in a new Media Game Lab.

👶 Strollers and backpacks are not permitted in the galleries; free coat check is available. Baby-changing stations located in the Education Center restrooms on the first floor.

🧟‍♂️ Warning, a Living with The Walking Dead exhibit is very graphic and not for kids.

🍽 Gift shop and café are currently closed. Visit local restaurants nearby offering a diverse range of dining options – we love Venezuelan Arepas Cafe.

🚊 Closest subway stations are the R/M at Steinway Street and N/W at 36 Ave. Street parking is easy to find.

Museum of the Moving Image

Explore film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.

* The hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen features over 1,400 artifacts including early cameras, a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, footage of silent adventure classic The Great Train Robbery as well as chances to make stop-motion animations, add sound effects and music to famous movie scenes, and star in a personalized flipbook.

* Visit Miss Piggy, Elmo and other favorites in Jim Henson’s World. See 47 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes plus film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage. See continuous screenings of old Muppet Shows and more inside Red Groom’s whimsical Tut’s Fever Movie Palace.

* Feature screenings in a gorgeous, raked-seats theater must be purchased separately. Look out for family friendly classics from the Muppets to Studio Ghibli.

See our complete guide to the Museum of the Moving Image.

Thursday 2-6 pm
Friday 2–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday 12–6 pm

LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion

Experiment with characters and environments from Coraline, ParaNorman, Missing Link and other popular LAIKA films and create short films to share and post online. Also see puppets, sets, and video clips from all five of the studio’s renowned films.

See our guide to the Museum of the Moving Image.

Thursday 2-6 pm
Friday 2–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday 12–6 pm

Museum of the Moving Image Free Hours

Enjoy free admission to the fun museum with film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.

* The hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen features over 1,400 artifacts including early cameras, a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, footage of silent adventure classic The Great Train Robbery as well as interactive experiences like making stop-motion animation.

* Visit Miss Piggy, Elmo and other favorites in Jim Henson’s World. See 47 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes plus film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage. See continuous screenings of old Muppet Shows and more inside Red Groom’s whimsical Tut’s Fever Movie Palace.

* Feature screenings in a gorgeous, raked-seats theater must be purchased separately. Look out for family friendly classics from the Muppets to Studio Ghibli.

See our guide to the Museum of the Moving Image.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas: 45th Anniversary Screening

See one of Jim Henson’s most beloved television specials on the big screen. Ma Otter and her son Emmet both secretly enter a talent contest to win money for each other’s Christmas presents. On November 26 and December 3, Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin will appear in person and present outtakes from the special and excerpts from the award-winning documentary. 

After the show, visit Muppets in Jim Henson’s World and explore other interactive exhibits on film, TV and video games.

See our guide to the Museum of the Moving Image.

Moving Image Studio

Stop by Museum of the Moving Image’s new Media Labs every Saturday afternoon to enjoy digital media activities for the whole family. Experience the moving image as it comes to life with such programs as Green Screen, Stop Motion Animation, Pixel Art, and more.

Before or after the screening, visit interactive Jim Henson’s World, see Star Wars memorabilia and play classic arcade games. See our guide to the Museum of the Moving Image.