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  • Museum of the Moving Image

    36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, 718-777-6888

    Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. The Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for audiences of all ages and interests, from connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families to avid gamers.  The museum's newly designed and expanded building opened in January 2011 and it is a stunner!  Designed by NY firm Leeser Architecture, it resembles a very hip space ship all in white with punches of digital reds and blues.  Go for the movies, go for the iconic design.

    Hours:

    Mondays: Closed
    Tuesday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Free admission: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
    Saturday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Holiday Hours:

    Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Columbus Day, December 26, and January 2.

    Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the galleries will close at 5:00 p.m.

    The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

    Admission:
    $12 adults
    $9 senior citizens and college students with valid ID
    $6 children ages three to eighteen
    Free for Museum members and children under three and for Educators with Valid ID.
    Paid admission includes tickets to daily film screenings and exhibitions, except for special ticketed events (separate screening tickets must be purchased during the free Friday hours). Tickets for daily film screenings are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. All sales for special ticketed events are final—no refunds or exchanges.

    Admission Policies
    Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. To ensure the safety and security of the Museum’s artifacts, strollers, umbrellas, and large bags (including all backpacks) are not permitted in the galleries. These items may be checked for free at the admissions desk. . Group visits may be arranged by appointment.