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Please note: as of May 17, with NYC COVID level set at High, face masks are required for all visitors. Read updated guidelines for safety.


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 are not permitted in the Museum’s galleries; stroller parking is available in the lobby. Review the FAQ for more helpful planning info.

Please note: As of May 17, face masks are required for all visitors (ages 2+). Learn more about the Museum’s safety guidelines here.

Family Tours

60 minutes
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: Stroller parking is available in the lobby, but coat check is currently unavailable.

Kids in a workshop smiling
A little boy stares up at Cookie Monster in a class case at the Museum.


45 minutes
$5 per visitor

On Saturdays through June 25, join us for a guided tour of The Jim Henson Exhibition! The family-oriented tour will be led by a Museum educator through selected galleries of the exhibition (all ages welcome) and will include the interactive stations. Groups will meet in the cafe area at 3:00 p.m. The tour costs $5 per visitor (on top of admission ticket).

An orange and fellow artist's rendering of the Oz set from the movie THE WIZ

Family-Friendly Films and Events

Bring the entire family to the Museum for our wide variety of screenings. Click here for a list of all current family-friendly screenings at the Museum.