Children and Teens
The Museum offers a wide variety of screenings, workshops, events, and summer programs geared toward children and teens.
Bring the entire family to the Museum for family-friendly film screenings every weekend and during school holidays.
Drop In Studio
The Museum offers drop-in studio sessions for young visitors ages seven and up. With the assistance of Museum educators, visitors engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys) to stop-motion and computer animations and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more.
Free with Museum admission.
Ages 7+, accompanied by an adult (12+ on their own).
Camp and Youth Group Visits
Book a Museum visit for your after-school program, youth group, enrichment program, or summer camp.
Appointments are available on the half-hour during the Museum’s regular hours of operation. Reservations are required of all groups of ten or more.
Payments for group reservations must be processed in a single transaction. Group leaders are responsible for collecting total payment prior to arrival.
Groups on their own
- Appointments must be made in advance
- Chaperones or counselors are responsible for guiding their campers through the Museum
- Participants must be eight years old or older
- Groups must be accompanied by one adult for every five children. Groups with fewer than one adult for every five children will not be admitted
- All guided tours are by appointment only
- Guided tours are led by a Museum Educator
- Guided groups consist of a minimum of ten children, not inclusive of counselors
- Each group must be accompanied by one adult for every ten children
- Groups on their own: $5.50 per child
- Guided tour (Museum Educator-led): $8.50 per child
- Group leaders, counselors, and chaperones: Free
- Access to the Museum's lunch room is by appointment only. If you do not reserve the lunch room in advance, you will not be permitted to at the Museum. The lunch room is the only place in the Museum where groups are permitted to eat.
- Groups must bring a brown bag lunch, as only a small selection of drinks and snacks are available for purchase in the lunch room's vending machines. No outside catering or food deliveries are permitted
- The lunch room is available to groups visiting the Museum on their own (self-guided) for an additional cost of $3/child.
- The lunch room is available to groups doing a guided tour at no additional cost.
To make a reservation, call 718 777 6820. It is very important that you have several alternative dates and times in mind when you call. You will receive a confirmation letter and invoice prior to the date of your visit.
Reservations for groups of 80 people or more require a 50% deposit at the time of booking. All other reservations require a 50% deposit at least three weeks prior to the date of the visit. If your deposit is not received three weeks prior to your visit, the Museum reserves the right to cancel your group and offer your scheduled time slot to another group.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks in advance. There are no refunds for programs canceled less than three weeks prior to the scheduled date of the program.
Please be prepared to provide the following information when you request a reservation:
- Group name, address, and telephone number
- Group leader’s name, telephone number, and cell phone number
- Head counselor’s name and cell phone number
- Requested dates and times (with at least two alternates)
- Ages of children
- Group size and number of chaperones
- Type of visit
- Special needs (wheelchair use, etc.)
- Method of payment (check or credit card number)