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Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
+1 718-777-6888
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Movie freak’s dream come true

I am big film fan and an actor, so I fell in love twice as hard with this museum. It pays... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Taunton, Massachusetts
via mobile
Interesting museum

This museum's got all sorts of exhibits but is very interesting and definitely worth a visit. Best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vjay S
Providence, Rhode Island
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The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology of movies, television and video.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jim henson” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
+1 718-777-6888
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am big film fan and an actor, so I fell in love twice as hard with this museum. It pays respectful homage to all manner of moving images, from antique kinetoscopes to silent pictures to video games, ancient recording devices, tiny television and your...More

Thank BostonTravelBoomer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum's got all sorts of exhibits but is very interesting and definitely worth a visit. Best part of museum i liked was the old school arcade. Free admission on Friday after 4pm, otherwise admission fees aren't that high either. If you're into films/movies and...More

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for the Henson show, which was terrific. I especially liked the old TV commercials and the interactive make-you-own film clip with a puppet. I ran through the rest of the museum to get a sense of the place, and enjoyed the scope...More

Thank broosontheloos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this museum in April 2017, and we were impressed with everything what we have seen, felt, experienced and tried. This museum is one of the best, I've ever visited and I visited a lot. Interactive part is definitely the best I have...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. The exhibits are organized and well captioned. The staff was helpful and we were lucky to visit on a day when it wasn't too busy so we could try the interactive exhibits including the arcade games. We...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for the the Jim Henson exhibit as my husband and daughter are huge Muppet and Fraggle fans. It was so cool to see the original drawings for Big Bird, early versions of the puppets and costumes. The interactive experiences; make your puppet...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not necessarily a movie-buff, I was drawn to MOMI for the Jim Henson exhibit. It was worth every penny and every moment. The collection was fun and educational for both kids who will delight at the Sesame Street characters and adults who are keen...More

Thank 705katherinee
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I may have loved this even more than my kids, but I'm not sure. I had been wanting to check this place out for a while, but was waiting for the Jim Henson exhibit to open. It was worth the wait. I really enjoyed learning...More

Thank LanaWhite
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I went here with my brother and a friend before the Mets game. The museum has a lot of exhibits showing the mechanics of making movies from the beginning. They were well done and will certainly interest those who have an interest in technology. There...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Jim Henson exhibition was excellent. Well worth price of admission. You don't need a timed ticket on week days. Rest of Museum is okay, particularly the interactive exhibits.

Thank Romina B
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11 July 2016|
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Response from 4Charlito | Reviewed this property |
If you are driving, then you can also visit the Noguchi Museum and the Socrates Sculpture Garden( literally across the street) in Long Island City, a 10 to 15 minute drive from the MOMI. The sculpture garden is outdoors... More
28 June 2016|
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Response from MovingImageNYC | Property representative |
Hello! We are happy to report that The Jim Henson Exhibition is now open (just opened on July 22). Please check our website for more information about tickets and hours.