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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: As of May 17, face masks are required for all visitors (ages 2+). Learn more about the Museum’s safety guidelines here.

Family Tours

60 minutes
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.

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45 minutes
$5 per visitor

On Saturdays and Sundays through July 31, 2022, 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 3:00 p.m. The tour costs $5 per visitor (on top of admission ticket).


Starts May 21, 2022, Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for the return of Moving Image Studio this summer! Beginning May 21, stop by Museum of the Moving Image’s new Media Labs every Saturday afternoon 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.

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Family-Friendly Films and Events

Bring the entire family to the Museum for our wide variety of screenings. Click here for a list of all current family-friendly screenings at the Museum.