Museum of the Moving Image is a great destination for families. Please consult this week's Calendar of events for full details on current family-friendly programming.
Year-round, families are invited to explore the Museum’s hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen, which features over 1,400 artifacts, from mind-bending optical toys to a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, as well as an array of interactive experiences in which families can make stop-motion animations, add sound effects and music to famous movie scenes, and star in a personalized flipbook.
The Jim Henson Exhibition, a dynamic experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture, is open year-round for the entire family.
Strollers and backpacks are not permitted in the Museum’s galleries; free coat check is available. Review the FAQ for more helpful planning info.
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), and all those ages 5 to 11 must show proof of one shot. Face masks continue to be required for everyone (ages 2+). Learn more about the Museum’s safety guidelines here.
Up to 18 family members
$150 flat rate
This hour-long fun and educational guided tour of the Museum’s immersive, interactive core exhibition Behind the Screen is for family members of all ages. Tours are led by a Museum Educator for groups of up to 18 family members. Family tours are available by reservation during the Museum's public hours.
Note: Please check any strollers, coats, and backpacks at coat check before the tour begins.