Museum of the Moving Image

Top choice in Queens

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14:  A preview attendee explores an interactive film exhibit entitled "Google Cube-Untitled" during the Sensory Stories Press Preview held at the Museum of the Moving Image on April 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)

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This supercool 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, an epic bounty of vintage TVs and cameras, 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 also try your hand at film editing (including redubbing the ‘We’re not in Kansas any more’ scene from The Wizard of Oz).