Museum of the Moving Image

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RECOMMENDED: Museum of the Moving Image

Only 15 minutes from midtown, the Museum of the Moving Image is one of the city’s most dynamic institutions. Rubbing elbows with Kaufman Astoria Studios, it includes a three-story extension that features a state-of-the-art 267-seat cinema and expanded gallery spaces. Meanwhile, the museum’s “Behind the Screen” exhibit examines every step of the filmmaking process, with artifacts from more than 1,000 different productions, and 14 classic (playable!) video games, including Asteroids, Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

Venue name: Museum of the Moving Image
Contact:
Address: 36-01 35th Ave
Queens
11106
Cross street: at 37th St
Opening hours: Wed, Thu 10:30am–5pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–7pm
Transport: Subway: M, R to Steinway St; N, Q to 36th Ave
Price: $12, seniors and students $9, children 3–12 $6, members and children under 3 free. Fri 4–8pm free
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Rosie T
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On a visit to New York a few years back, my cousin wanted to go to the Museum of Moving Image. Since this visit I have brought my family to the museum also as this is one of my favourite museums visited ever. 


Not only is the museum fun and allows you to enjoy in some activity throughout but it also hosts some great pieces and allows you a little into the world of film and television. I don't want to say too much, part of the fun is the little bits you find along the way.