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Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
+1 718-777-6888
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Brilliant museum

We absolutely loved our trip to the museum, we have visited many in New York and enjoyed this the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Fun for kids and adults

Who knew that the movies got started in Astoria Queens? This museum is fun and interesting... with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology of movies, television and video.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mad men” (37 reviews)
“jim henson” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
+1 718-777-6888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our trip to the museum, we have visited many in New York and enjoyed this the most. There’s lots to see and do, the Jim Henson exhibiton was brilliant. The only negative was a couple of the staff, the guy who checked...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who knew that the movies got started in Astoria Queens? This museum is fun and interesting... with hands on activities that kids and adults will enjoy (making your own animated short, dubbing your voice over Jack Black in School of Rock) plus plenty of interesting...More

Thank Sue123456789102014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took the $25 cab ride to Queens w/family to this out of the way museum. So glad we did! something for everyone, film editing, sound editing......had a great time in the sound booth voice editing famous movies (School of Rock, Wizard of Ozz, Coming to...More

Thank pags-21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am big film fan and an actor, so I fell in love twice as hard with this museum. It pays respectful homage to all manner of moving images, from antique kinetoscopes to silent pictures to video games, ancient recording devices, tiny television and your...More

Thank BostonTravelBoomer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum's got all sorts of exhibits but is very interesting and definitely worth a visit. Best part of museum i liked was the old school arcade. Free admission on Friday after 4pm, otherwise admission fees aren't that high either. If you're into films/movies and...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for the Henson show, which was terrific. I especially liked the old TV commercials and the interactive make-you-own film clip with a puppet. I ran through the rest of the museum to get a sense of the place, and enjoyed the scope...More

Thank broosontheloos
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We have visited this museum in April 2017, and we were impressed with everything what we have seen, felt, experienced and tried. This museum is one of the best, I've ever visited and I visited a lot. Interactive part is definitely the best I have...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. The exhibits are organized and well captioned. The staff was helpful and we were lucky to visit on a day when it wasn't too busy so we could try the interactive exhibits including the arcade games. We...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We came here for the the Jim Henson exhibit as my husband and daughter are huge Muppet and Fraggle fans. It was so cool to see the original drawings for Big Bird, early versions of the puppets and costumes. The interactive experiences; make your puppet...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 18 October 2017

While not necessarily a movie-buff, I was drawn to MOMI for the Jim Henson exhibit. It was worth every penny and every moment. The collection was fun and educational for both kids who will delight at the Sesame Street characters and adults who are keen...More

Thank 705katherinee
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11 July 2016|
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Response from 4Charlito | Reviewed this property |
If you are driving, then you can also visit the Noguchi Museum and the Socrates Sculpture Garden( literally across the street) in Long Island City, a 10 to 15 minute drive from the MOMI. The sculpture garden is outdoors... More
28 June 2016|
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Response from MovingImageNYC | Property representative |
Hello! We are happy to report that The Jim Henson Exhibition is now open (just opened on July 22). Please check our website for more information about tickets and hours.