Hours, Rates, and Policies
Please note: The Museum's building is currently closed and all on-site exhibitions, screenings, and programs are on hold. Please visit our Programs page to find out about online events, Virtual Cinema presentations, and Queens Drive-In, which takes place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from mid-August through November.
$15 adults (18+)
$11 senior citizens (65+)
$11 students with valid ID (18+)
$9 youth (3-17)
Free for Museum members and children under 3
MoMI Free Friday Nights: Admission is free every Friday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (for individual visitors, not for group visits). Presented by the Richmond County Savings Foundation. Additionally, this program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Screenings & Events
Tickets are required for each individual screening. Unless otherwise noted, tickets for most screenings and events are:
$15 adults (18+)
$11 seniors citizens (65+)
$11 students (18+) with valid ID
$9 youth (3–17)
Ticketholders may add on same-day gallery admission ($5). Some screenings (e.g. family programs) include same-day gallery admission and are noted as such.
All Museum members receive free unlimited gallery admission (excludes special exhibitions), and free or discounted tickets to screenings and events. Learn more here.
All ticket sales are final—no refunds or exchanges. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise noted, film tickets may be purchased in advance online or in person. There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. (Transaction fees are waived for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above.) Same-day general Museum admission is available to ticketholders for an additional $5 per ticket.
Advance purchase of Museum admission: General admission tickets are available for purchase online, and are valid for one year from date of issue. Click here to purchase and to see terms and conditions.
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.
Free Public Wi-Fi
The Museum offers free public wi-fi throughout the building. To access, please select the network "MomiPublic." Once connected, open a browser to accept the terms of service; then enjoy up to five hours of high-speed connection.
Photography for personal use is permitted in most gallery and lobby areas of the Museum unless otherwise noted. Flash photography, tripods, and camera extension poles (selfie sticks) 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. Popcorns, snacks, and water purchased at the Cafe are permitted in the theaters. No outside food or drink are allowed in the Museum or its Courtyard.
Moving Image defines a group as ten 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, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers planning a class visit can learn about the Museum’s Education programs here or by calling 718 777 6820.