Momi Education Online

MoMI Education is currently offering virtual field trips for school groups, as well as tours of our interactive exhibitions and media workshops for all ages. While our building remains closed, we invite you to explore the wonders of cinema, television, and video game history with a virtual guided tour, online media workshop, or virtual field trip through our popular exhibitions. Virtual 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. For more information please on selecting a virtual program for your group, see here.

During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, we are participating in the #MuseumFromHome movement shared by our fellow arts organizations. Each week we present free tutorials, online workshops, and new media creations by our teen digital media innovators. To get updates as we publish each new video, subscribe to Moving Image Studio on YouTube or follow us at @movingimagestudio on Instagram, where we will offer sneak peaks of challenges, open calls and youth media exhibitions.

MoMI Education is dedicated to advancing the use of the moving image as a cultural resource for all, through equitable access to the creative technologies. As the first museum in the world to present video game design and new media as an art form, innovation is at the heart of our mission. For nearly 30 years, we have used the moving image—the most resilient and relatable art form of our time—to stimulate the imaginations of all learners. Our online education offerings are designed to spark interest in technology and support thoughtful makers, critics and consumers of the moving image in its numerous forms including film, television, video games, video and digital art, and social media.


Registration is now open for schools who like to partner with us to bring a specialized media program to your classroom. Teachers can request a media course focusing on stop motion animation, filmmaking, or an introduction to the moving image, for grades 3-12. Email us at for rates and details.


MoMI is offering virtual tours and fieldtrips led by museum educators, media artists and filmmakers by zoom in English and Spanish. The cost starts at $5 per student per tour, and workshops can be added for an additional fee. To request a virtual group field trip, please visit our booking site Explorable Places.


Added weekly on MoMI Education's new YouTube channel: @ Moving Image Studio. Be sure to subscribe for updates.

Find out how to up your animation game with these professional tips from filmmaker and MoMI instructor Juliette Yu-ming Lizeray, in this tutorial that makes use of accessible platforms like Adobe Spark.

Explore how to use the language of film with this deep dive into the art of the match cut by our Filmmaker-in-Residence Leonardo Santana Zubieta. Included is a tutorial on how to use free software like EdPuzzle for creative expression and teaching.

Build a miniature space-scape at home with Filmmaker Tiffany Joy Butler in this claymation re-enactment inspired by the short film Afronauts by Nuotama Frances Bodomo. Check out many more shorts and experimental pieces on, the Museum's initiative to examine the intersection of science and film. The site also features interviews with scientists and filmmakers, original articles, and over 60 science-themed short films that are available to stream any time, all of which have received grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their depictions of scientific themes and characters. You can also download a free educational guide to short and feature science-related films like Afronauts, penned by Curator Sonia Shechet Epstein.

Join Visual Artist Umber Majeed on a virtual walk through The Jim Henson Exhibition. Learn how to start designing your own puppet media at home with Jim Henson–inspired design.


See below for ways young people can have their work presented at the Museum. In addition to the Teen Film Festival, we are adding short films to our @ Moving Image Studio YouTube channel. For a chance to show your work in one of our digital exhibitions, email us.

Applications are now open for our annual Teen Film Festival, featuring work like MoMI Teen Intern Mame Toure’s 2001 Video Essay (above), which combines media from video games, music videos, and classic films in homage to the iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, featured in the video posted above.Teens ages 13-19 are invited to submit short film(s) that they created or helped to create. Categories include, but are not limited to, Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, and Music Video. All categories are welcome, even shorts created in the space of your home during the current quarantine. The Festival will take place in Winter 2021 at the Museum (time and date TBD). Apply here by July 10.