Museum of the Moving Image

Museum in Queens

Image by Brent N. Clarke Getty Images

This super-cool complex is one of the world's top film, TV and video museums. Galleries show the best of a collection of 130,000-plus artifacts, including Elizabeth Taylor's wig from Cleopatra, nearly everything related to Seinfeld, 19th-century optical toys and a room of vintage arcade games. Interactive displays – such as a DIY flip-book station – show the science behind the art. The museum also has fantastic temporary exhibitions and regular film screenings; check the website for details.

You can try your hand at film editing (including redubbing the ‘We’re not in Kansas any more’ scene from The Wizard of Oz), and get nostalgic over an impressive bounty of vintage TVs and cameras.