Museum of the Moving Image


Friday, 2pm to 8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm


Allow 2-3 hours to explore the exhibits comfortably.


Wheelchairs available for loan, most galleries are accessible by elevator. ASL interpretation and audio descriptions available for select programs.

Unleash Your Inner Film Buff

Step behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows at the Museum of the Moving Image.


36-01, 35th Avenue, New York, 11106

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Getting There

Take the N or W train to Astoria Blvd station, then it's a short walk or bus ride to the museum.


36-01, 35th Avenue, New York, 11106

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About The Museum of the Moving Image

Dive deep into the world of cinema through interactive exhibits, screenings of classic and contemporary films, and educational programs. Witness the evolution of storytelling from early optical toys to the latest digital marvels. The Museum offers something for everyone – film buffs, history enthusiasts, video game lovers, and anyone curious about the magic of moving images.

A Journey Through Cinematic History

Explore the Museum’s core exhibition, “Behind the Screen,” and immerse yourself in the creative and technical processes of filmmaking, television production, and digital entertainment. Uncover the secrets of animation, special effects, costume design, and more. Interactive exhibits allow you to experiment with filmmaking techniques and unleash your inner director.

More Than Just Movies

The Museum also features a vast collection of moving image artifacts, from historic cameras and projectors to iconic costumes and props. Temporary exhibitions delve deeper into specific aspects of film history or explore the works of renowned filmmakers. Regular screenings showcase everything from Hollywood blockbusters to independent gems and international cinema.

A Must-See for Movie Lovers

Whether you’re a cinephile or simply enjoy a good movie, the Museum of the Moving Image offers an unforgettable experience. Plan your visit, explore the exhibits, catch a screening, and discover the power of moving images that have captivated audiences for over a century.

  • Cinematic Marvels: Explore Timeless Moving Images
  • Media Tapestry: Unveiling Global Film and TV Highlights
  • Interactive Displays: Engage with Dynamic Exhibits
  • Historical Gems: Discover the Evolution of Visual Storytelling