Student Travel Groups


Located in the Kaufman Arts District, Museum of the Moving Image is a must-see destination for any student groups traveling to New York City. We are thrilled to host student groups from across the US and around the world every year. The Education department is happy to make recommendations for other nearby local attractions and restaurant options to make the most of your time in Astoria, Queens.


Behind the Screen Tour

90 minutes, 10-150 students, $7/student
Up to one adult per 5 students admitted free of charge. Additional adults are $12/adult.

Students learn about how moving images are made, marketed, and shown, while discovering the many careers open to them in the moving-image industries. Under the guidance of a Museum educator, students actively explore and discuss artifacts and artworks, and experiment with hands-on interactive experiences and demonstrations. This tour serves as an ideal introduction to the Museum and its collection, and discussions can be focused to address the class’ specific curricular needs.


Video Game Experience

90 minutes, 10-30 students, $8/student
Up to one adult per 5 students admitted free of charge. Additional adults are $15/adult.

Students spend time exploring the Museum’s collection of vintage arcade games, and then participate in a hands-on, educator-led workshop in which they use programming software to modify their own unique version of a ping-pong style video game.


Self-guided Visit

90 minutes (recommended), 10-50 students, $6/student ($3/student for Title I )
Groups will receive an introduction from a Museum educator, and then explore any of the Museum’s general-admission exhibitions with their teachers and chaperones.


Self-guided visit: The Jim Henson Exhibition

45-60 minutes (recommended), 10-30 participants, $7/student (Price includes timed-entry reservation fee.)
Groups will receive an introduction from a Museum educator and then are invited to explore The Jim Henson Exhibition which includes puppets, character sketches, scripts, and costumes from the worlds of Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and more. Note: Timed-entry reservations are currently required for access to The Jim Henson Exhibition. A limited number of timed-entry reservations may be booked in advance for groups of up to 30 individuals.


Reservations are required for all group visits. Contact us when you’re ready to book your visit.