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Museum of the Moving Image
Stunning and bold, the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) is housed on the original 13-acre lot that made up the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios - the most significant film and media production... Read More
Stunning and bold, the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) is housed on the original 13-acre lot that made up the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios - the most significant film and media production facility between Los Angeles and London. Immerse yourself in the permanent exhibit, Behind the Screen, that introduces visitors to the history of the moving image from 19th-century optical toys to today's digital tools used to edit and produce films. See clips from the earliest films like and record a sequence of your own movements to be printed out as a flipbook. In 2017, MOMI kicked off a campaign to fund the permanent Jim Henson Exhibition, which includes nearly 300 objects and 47 historic puppets.
- Mon-Tue: Close
- Wed-Thu: 10:30am-5pm
- Fri: 10:30am-8pm
- Sat-Sun: 10:30am-6pm
- Exhibits Ticket Concessions Available; Adult $15; Senior $11; Student $11; Child $9
- Museums: "Weekend screenings and film festivals feature actors, directors and critics. Astoria is a food mecca that should not be missed, so plan to stay for lunch or dinner at a restaurant on nearby Broadway."
- Best for Museums Because: As the only institution in the U.S. dedicated to the moving image, MOMI appeals to connoisseurs of classic cinema, families and avid gamers.