Today both Matt and I had off from work for Martin Luther Kind Day and decided to take T to The Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens to see the Jim Henson exhibit!

It was Matt and T’s first time there and it was my first time going to their new location. I remember loving the concept of this museum when I visited many years ago but I must say, they have definitely upped their game and it’s perfect for both kids and adults. There are so many interactive and educational elements within the museum, one can easily spend a whole day there looking at the exhibits to building their own stop motion animations. To be honest, if we weren’t with T, Matt and I both said we would have liked to take more time to play ourselves. So, feel free to leave the kids at home so you can play with all the interactive and hands on parts of the museum.

Here are some visuals and video below from our visit. 

Cheers,

J

Below – T and I create a little animation together.

They had a station where you can create your very own flip book animation. Of course I got suckered into buying it for $10 because … seriously, how could I not?!?! 

See the flipbook in action below.

We had a great time! T kept referring to her visit to the “zoo” but corrected it later with “museum”. She talked about seeing elmo, big bird, bert and ernie later that day … saying “big bird was scary” .. lol.  (To her credit, the big bird costume/puppet was HUGE!!)

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