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)
*Please note: On Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15, during IndieCade East, the Museum will open one hour earlier, at 10:30 a.m.
Holiday hours: The Museum will be open on Monday, February 16, and Tuesday, February 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 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
Through February 28, 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).
Screenings & Events
Beginning March 1, tickets are required for each individual screening, and include free museum admission. Unless otherwise noted, tickets for most screenings are $12 adults / $9 seniors and students / $6 children (3–12) / free for members at the Film Lover level and above.
Members at the Film Lover level and above receive free or discounted tickets to all screenings and events. Learn more about membership here.
All sales are final—no refunds or exchanges. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise noted, advance tickets may be purchased online or in-person (beginning with March 2015 programs, advance ticketing will be available for most regular screenings). There is a $1 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. (Transaction fees are waived for Museum members.)
At this time, Museum admission can only be purchased on-site. The cost of Museum admission may be applied toward a ticket for a screening or event happening the same day, or towards a same-day purchase of a membership.
Museum members at the Film Lover level and above may reserve tickets for programs in advance using the online reservation system or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org until 11:00 a.m. on the day of the program.
The Museum's special 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 stand-by 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. 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 email@example.com.
Teachers planning a class visit can learn about the Museum’s Education programs here or by calling 718 777 6820.