Hours, Rates, and Policies
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
718 777 6888 p>
Wednesdays–Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (free admission: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays (except for select holiday openings)
Holiday hours: The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day), Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), and Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day). The Museum will be open on Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30, for NYC public schools winter recess, and also open on Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note: On Saturday, November 15, the Museum will close one hour earlier at 6:00 p.m.
$12 adults (18+)
$9 senior citizens (65+)
$9 students with valid ID
$6 children (3-12)
Free for Museum members and children under 3
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).
Unless otherwise noted, tickets for most screenings and events in the Redstone Theater and Bartos Screening Room are included with paid Museum admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members at the Film Lover level and above may reserve tickets for these programs in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com until 11:00 a.m. on the day of the program; or by phone to 718 777 6840 during the hours 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about becoming a Museum member and to join online, please click here.
For select events, advance ticketing will be available; please check the program webpage for online ticket purchase information. Tickets for these programs may also be purchased by phone at 718 777 6800 during the hours 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All sales for special ticketed events are final—no refunds or exchanges.
The Museum's special ticketed events often sell out. If advance tickets are no longer available, stand-by tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Please visit the individual program page for wait-list instructions.
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. Please note the Museum is also participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative, from May 28 through September 1, 2014. 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, made possible by Time Warner Cable Inc. 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, theaters, or courtyard garden. No outside food or drink are allowed in the Museum, with the exception of school groups that have made prior arrangements to use the student lunchroom.
Moving Image defines a group as eight 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, Monday to Friday, 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.