Hours, Rates, and Policies
Wednesday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (free admission: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Closed Monday (except for select holiday openings)
Closed Tuesday (except for group visits by appointment)
Advisory: On September 21, 26 and 27, certain areas of the Museum may be closed due to location shoots. On September 21, the Museum's cafe, video screening amphitheater, and GIF Elevator installation will be closed (Enter via main entrance on 35 Ave). On September 26 and 27, the lobby, shop, cafe, first-floor restrooms, video screening amphitheater, and GIF Elevator installation will be closed. The exhibitions Behind the Screen, The Jim Henson Exhibition, and A Whole Different Ball Game will be open and accessible via a temporary entrance on 36 Street. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Mon, Oct 8 (Columbus Day): Open, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Mon, Nov 12 (Veterans Day): Open, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thurs, Nov 22 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed
Mon, Dec 24 (Christmas Eve): Open, 10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Tue, Dec 25 (Christmas Day): Closed
Mon, Dec 31 (New Year's Eve): Open, 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Tue, Jan 1 (New Year's Day): Open, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day): Open, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
$15 adults (18+)
$11 senior citizens (65+)
$11 students with valid ID (18+)
$9 youth (3-17)
Free for Museum members and children under 3
Admission is free every Friday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (For individual visitors, not for group visits)
Purchase Museum admission (good for one year from date of purchase and includes access to all exhibitions).
Screenings & Events
Tickets are required for each individual screening. Ticket purchase may be applied toward same-day Museum admission. Unless otherwise noted, tickets for most screenings and events are:
$15 adults (18+)
$11 seniors citizens (65+)
$11 students (18+) with valid ID
$9 youth (3–17)
Free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above, and children under 3 (for family programs)
All Museum members receive free unlimited gallery admission, and those at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above receive free or discounted tickets to all screenings and events. Learn more here.
All ticket sales are final—no refunds or exchanges. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise noted, film tickets may be purchased in advance online or in person. There is a $1 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. (Transaction fees are waived for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above.)
Advance purchase of Museum admission: On a monthly basis, the Museum makes a limited quantity of admission tickets available for advance purchase. Please visit the webpage for The Jim Henson Exhibition to make your reservation for gallery admission.
Please note: Purchase of Museum admission includes one ticket to a same-day film screening or event if the ticket value is less than or equal to the admission fee (Tickets are subject to availability). The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership.
A note about Free Friday hours: For those visiting to see The Jim Henson Exhibition during free gallery hours. Please stop by the Front Desk to pick up a timed-entry ticket to the exhibition. These are given out first come, first served beginning at 4:00 p.m.
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. Gallery admission is free for New York City teachers with valid ID (tickets for screenings are not included). Admission is also free for active duty service members in uniform or with proper ID. Group visits may be arranged by appointment. Please click here for information about group visit policies and reservation information.
Cell phone calls are not permitted in the galleries or theaters. Silent use, such as text messaging, is allowed in the galleries only.
Free Public Wi-Fi
The Museum offers free public wi-fi throughout the building. To access, please select the network "MomiPublic." Once connected, open a browser to accept the terms of service; then enjoy up to five hours of high-speed connection.
Photography for personal use is permitted in most gallery and lobby areas of the Museum unless otherwise noted. Flash photography and tripods are not allowed anywhere in the Museum. Photography is prohibited in the theater during screenings. No photographs or video may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without written permission from the Museum.
Food and Drink
Food and drink are available for purchase in the café. Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum's galleries and theaters. No outside food or drink are allowed in the Museum or its Courtyard.
Moving Image defines a group as ten or more persons who arrive together. Groups are eligible for discounted rates; reservations required. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call 718 777 6820, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers planning a class visit can learn about the Museum’s Education programs here or by calling 718 777 6820.