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.
Holiday hours: The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day); Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), and Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day). The Museum will be open 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23; Monday, December 30; Tuesday, December 31; and Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day).
$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).
Tickets for daily film screenings are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Members may reserve tickets for daily film screenings in advance by calling 718 777 6800. Members may purchase tickets for special ticketed events online or by calling 718 777 6800. All sales for special ticketed events are final—no refunds or exchanges.
The Museum's special ticketed events often sell out. For those programs that sell out in advance, the Museum has a dedicated waiting list hotline. To place your name on the waiting list for sold out special ticketed events, please call 718 777 6898.
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.
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.