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Spring activities at Museum of the Moving Image

There will also be hands-on workshops for children and special demonstrations in the galleries.

Additional activities include:

• Moving Pictures Workshop (daily at 11:30 a.m.) for ages 6-12. Children discover what makes moving images move and make their own Thaumatropes — 19th-century optical toys — to take home. Materials fee is $5 per child.

• Stop-Motion Animation Workshop (daily at 1 and 2:30 p.m.) for ages 10 and older. Children learn about the technique of stop-motion animation and create their own animated movies, which are shared online. Materials fee is $10.

• Gallery demonstrations include Kinetoscope (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.), watch a film on Thomas Edison’s movie-viewing machine; Sound Editing (1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.), learn how the soundtrack for “Titanic” (1997) was designed, mixed, and layered; Video Game Technology (1:30 and 3:30 p.m.), see how video games were invented, and play popular historic console games.

Suggested admission is $7 for adults, senior citizens, college students, children 8-18 (includes screenings, but additional fees apply for workshops).

The Museum of the Moving Image is at 35 Avenue at 36th Street in Astoria, Queens; for more, call 718-784-0077 or visit

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