Museum of the Moving Image is a great destination for families. Please consult this week's Calendar of events for full details on current family-friendly programming.
Year-round, families are invited to explore the Museum’s hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen, which features over 1,400 artifacts, from mind-bending optical toys to a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, as well as an array of interactive experiences in which families can make stop-motion animations, add sound effects and music to famous movie scenes, and star in a personalized flipbook.
The Jim Henson Exhibition, a dynamic experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture, is open year-round for the entire family.
Strollers are not permitted in the Museum’s galleries; stroller parking is available in the lobby. Review the FAQ for more helpful planning info.
Please note: Before your visit, check the Museum's visitor safety page for the latest on mask-wearing and other guidelines.
Now you can spend a night at the Museum! Book a sleepover with family or friends. More info here!
JIM HENSON GUIDED TOURS
$5 per visitor
On Thursdays and Saturdays, join us for a guided tour of The Jim Henson Exhibition! The family-oriented tour will be led by a Museum educator through selected galleries of the exhibition (all ages welcome) and will include the interactive stations. Groups will meet in the cafe area at 4:00 pm on Thursdays and at 3:00 pm on Saturdays. The tour costs $5 per visitor (on top of admission ticket).
MEDIA GAME LAB
Open during Museum hours!
Drop in to enjoy digital media activities for the whole family. Experience the moving image as it comes to life with such programs as Green Screen, Stop Motion Animation, Pixel Art, and more. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Access Mornings at MoMI
Offered the first Saturday of each month (June 2023–May 2024), free Access Mornings at MoMI are dedicated to families with children on the autism spectrum and give families an exclusive opportunity to explore exhibitions and participate in workshops that begin at 11:00 a.m. before public hours begin. Activities range from hands-on craft-making to digital video workshops facilitated by trained Museum educators and local puppeteers. To reduce overstimulation in the galleries the volume is reduced or turned off and videos unrelated to the program’s theme are kept off.
¡Agregado recientemente! Visita Guiada al Museo en Español
$5 por visitante
Acompáñanos en una visita guiada en el Museum of the Moving Image guiada por un educador del Museo de habla hispana. El recorrido incluirá una introducción a la “imagen en movimiento” y una descripción general de las galerías y estaciones interactivas del museo. Este recorrido de 45 minutos se realizará en español. Los grupos se reunirán en el área del café a la 2:45 p.m. El recorrido cuesta $5 por visitante (precio adicional al ticket de admisión).
NOTE: Tours will resume in spring 2023.
$85 per person
Spend your very own night at the Museum with MoMI! Have Museum of the Moving Image to yourselves for an exclusive Museum Sleepover! With after-hours Museum tours, workshops, and even a private screening, you can book a Sleepover with your troop or unit and start creating unforgettable memories. Available to groups of all ages.
Up to 18 family members
$150 flat rate
This hour-long fun and educational guided tour of the Museum’s immersive, interactive core exhibition Behind the Screen is for family members of all ages. Tours are led by a Museum Educator for groups of up to 18 family members. Family tours are available by reservation during the Museum's public hours.
Note: Stroller parking is available in the lobby, but coat check is currently unavailable.
Take advantage of our special family memberships, which offer unlimited admission to the Museum, reservation privileges, and much more!