Arranging a Visit

The Museum accepts reservations up to one year in advance, and offers educational programs for grades 4 through college. Groups are scheduled Wednesdays through Fridays, every half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the last appointment at 3:00 p.m. You should plan to be at the Museum for one to three hours, depending on the programs you choose.

Admission/Fees
Student admission: $5.50 per student
Each additional program: $1 per student
Group leader and teacher admission: free (minimum one adult leader per ten students)
Title I admission: $3 per student (no fee for additional programs)
Surcharge for live musical accompaniment: $50.00

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.

Payments for group reservations must be processed in a single transaction. Group leaders are responsible for collecting total payment prior to arrival.

Group Size
School groups must consist of a minimum of ten students. Moving Image requires one chaperone for every ten students. Chaperones are free up to one for every five students; with the exception of groups with special needs, additional chaperones will be subject to the group admissions fee. Classes are divided into groups of not more than fifteen students each. It is essential that you keep the Museum informed of any changes in the size of your group prior to your visit. If the size of your group increases or decreases by fifteen or more students, you must notify the Education Department at least one week prior to your visit. If notification of reduced size is not received, the Museum reserves the right to charge your group in full for the original reservation.

Food
Effective September 1st, 2015, the Museum will no longer have an eating space for groups. Outside food and drink are not permitted in the Museum. Weather permitting, some nearby outdoor eating options include a playground at Steinway Street and 35 Ave near the Museum and Rainey and Astoria Park (both a 5-10 minute drive). Ask us for local restaurant recommendations

Making Your Reservation
Programs fill quickly. All guided and self-guided groups must make reservations at least three weeks in advance of the date of the visit. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 718 777 6820. You should have several alternate dates and times in mind when you call.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Your name or other contact name
  • Name of school or organization
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Daytime telephone numbers of both contact person and school
  • Requested dates and times, and two alternates
  • Special interests or needs
  • Group size

You will receive an emailed confirmation letter prior to the date of your visit. Your reservation is not scheduled until you receive this confirmation.

Moving Image is committed to serving students of all abilities. When scheduling your visit, please alert us to any special conditions, including physical or learning disabilities, so that we can prepare appropriately.

Preparing Your Students
Preparing your students before their visit will greatly enhance their experience at the Museum. Pre-visit activities can include introducing key terms, concepts, and historical or other background information. Depending on your program, materials may be mailed to you with your confirmation letter. Teachers are encouraged to visit the Museum prior to the class visit. Admission is free for teachers with valid ID.