Monday, November 14, 2011

A Night at the Museum

In conjunction with Faculty Fellows in Residents Week, I took a group of Lafayette students to the Museum of Moving Images this past Friday.  Only one word can describe their new exhibit,  Jim Henson's Fantastic World....AWESOME!  The floor featured over 120 artifacts, like drawings, storyboards, and props.  Fifteen iconic puppets (including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, and Bert and Ernie )were also on display.  It sure did make me miss the good ol' days when my biggest dilemma was deciding on whether to watch Barney or Sesame Street.

The second floor is devoted to movies.  Everything from editing to acting has its own special section here. One seven minute exhibit really grabbed my attention;  it's a movie mashup that combines scenes from all of Hollywood's best feature films.  

Overall, I'd say it's a great museum with a balance of hands-on activities and exhibits that will interest youngsters and adults alike.  So if you find yourself in Astoria with nothing to do, be sure to check the museum out.  Tickets will only cost you $5 for children, $7.50 for students, and $10 for adults.  

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