Museum of the Moving Image. Photo by NickCPrior (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Free Fridays at the Museum of the Moving Image

Admission to the Museum of the Moving Image is free on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Regular admission is $15 for adults, $11 for Seniors (65+), $11 for Students (18+ with ID), and $7 for Youths.

Note: Information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Please check the museum website to verify fees and hours of admission prior to visiting.


The Museum

The mission of the museum is to expand public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique and technology of film, television, and digital media.

The “Behind the Scenes” portion of the museum¬†is an immersive exhibit that allows visitors to delve into the creative and technical process of making films, television shows, and digital entertainment. The installation includes filmmaking technical artifacts, items used in films, interactive displays that allow you to do things like create your own stop motion video, and lots of video clips from films.

Museum of the Moving Image Street View. Use arrows and compass to scroll.

Changing exhibits focus on specific topics and filmmakers.  Visit the museum website for details about current exhibits.

This museum is very popular with visitors. Read visitor reviews and comments at TripAdvisor and Yelp.



The Museum of the Moving Image is located in Astoria, Queens. The address is 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37th Street).

The Kaufman Astoria Studios, where Sesame Street is filmed, is right next door.

Visit the museum website for directions by subway, bus, and car.


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