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Located in the Kaufman Arts District, Museum of the Moving Image is a must-see destination for any student groups traveling to New York City. We are thrilled to host student groups from across the US and around the world every year. The Education department is happy to make recommendations for other nearby local attractions and restaurant options to make the most of your time in Astoria, Queens.

Please note: Before your visit, check the Museum's visitor safety page for the latest on mask-wearing and other guidelines.

Early projectors, Behind the Screen

Self-guided Visit

90 minutes (recommended)
10–100 students
$7/students ($3/student for Title I)

Groups will receive an introduction from a Museum educator, and then explore any of the Museum’s general-admission exhibitions with their teachers and chaperones.

Behind the Screen Tour

60 minutes
10–50 students

Up to one adult per 5 students admitted free of charge. Additional adults are $13/adult.

Students learn about how moving images are made, marketed, and shown, while discovering the many careers open to them in the moving-image industries. Under the guidance of a Museum educator, students actively explore and discuss artifacts and artworks, and experiment with hands-on interactive experiences and demonstrations. This tour serves as an ideal introduction to the Museum and its collection, and discussions can be focused to address the class’ specific curricular needs.

Video arcade games + Tut's Fever

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Guided Tour

45–60 minutes (recommended)
10-50 participants

Up to one adult per 5 students admitted free of charge. Additional adults are $13/adult.

Along with a guided tour of The Jim Henson Exhibition, students learn about the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind the creation of imaginary worlds through puppetry, with a screening of clips from Henson's Muppet Show in one of the Museum’s movie theaters.